Reading_Festival_2013_lineupWe’re counting down to the final festival of the summer as Reading And Leeds takes centre stage.

And fans of rock and metal can’t afford to be without our annual guide to the must-see bands on both sites.

Today it’s the turn of fast-rising Brit metallers Skarlett Riot – a late addition to the BBC Introducing Stage but fresh from a barnstorming support on the latest Heaven’s Basement UK run. 









Band: Skarlett Riot

Where: BBC Introducing Stage

When: Sunday August 25 (Leeds August 23)

Who: A female-fronted homegrown rock monster with the tunes to support their burning ambition

Why: Women in rock are ten a penny in 2013 but Skarlett offers something a little different to the norm

What: The best of 2013 debut Tear Me Down – a collection of cutting edge modern metal tunes made for festivals

Wait for: Villain

Watch out for: A band capable of challenging preconceptions and on a mission to build its growing fan base