Festival organiser Melvin Benn shoots down the annual rumor.

According to NME, the recently reunited Madchester legends will not play Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2013. However, Benn does have some plans for next year: “We’ve got two out of the three headliners already secured. The third – we know exactly who we want. We haven’t made the approach yet, [but] my feeling is they want to do it.”

Benn also praised this year’s co-headline Foo Fighters, who made news when Dave Grohl dedicated a song to Kurt Cobain and Kris Novoselic. “That was the biggest love-in I’ve ever seen,” he said of their Friday performance.

The Stone Roses did play this month’s V Festival, but it looks like the band will not revisit the site of their disastrous 1996 headlining performance. Watch professionally shot footage of their Benicassim gig below.



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