Reading and Leeds Festivals announce first bands.

Deftones will celebrate their 25th, while Alt-J will headline the NME/Radio 1 Stage and Sub-Focus will headline the all-day Dance Stage.

Festival mainman Melvin Benn claims that the 2013 events will be bigger and better than ever: "Not only do we have a fresh look for next year, but we are also adding to the fans’ experience of the festival with the introduction of more stages and genres of music, which also inevitably means an increase in the number of artists playing across the weekend."

The festival have introduced a new deposit scheme especially for the 2013 presale, meaning fans can pay a one-off amount of £50 before December 31, before paying the rest by March 31 2013.