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 we shine the spotlight on Deftones – metal heroes still in mourning following the death of Chi Cheng earlier this year.

2013 has been a difficult year for the crack Californians but expect Chino Moreno and co. to end their summer on a high. 








Band: Deftones

Where: Main Stage

When: Friday August 23 (Leeds August 24)

Who: Long serving alt metal pioneers celebrating 25 years in the business

Why: In spite of the passing of Chi Cheng, Deftones are enjoying a new lease of life with latest album Koi No Yokan peaking at 11 in the US album charts

What: A handful of new material plus the best of the rest from 2000’s White Pony, 2003’s self-titled classic and 2010’s Diamond Eyes

Wait for: My Own Summer (Shove It)

Watch out for: Reference to Chi Cheng – this set will be a celebration rather than a wake