It’s that time of the year again when we draw your attention to the must-see acts at the last big festival of the summer season.

As usual the Reading (and Leeds) 2012 line-up is peppered with genuine rock and metal talent.

And with no Sonisphere this year there’s never been a better time to make a bee-line for Berkshire or Bramham.

Kicking things off are firm festival favourites Foo Fighters – look out for more mini guides all week! 







Band: Foo Fighters

Where: Main Stage

When: Sunday August 26 (Leeds August 24)

Who: Biggest rock band on the planet?

Why: Nirvana connections, catchy choruses and cool dudes.

What: UK Top 10 singles This Is A Call, All My Life, Best Of You and The Pretender.

Watch out for: Dave Grohl’s rock star moves.

Wait for: Monkey Wrench