BIFFY Clyro are to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals after American rockers Queens Of The Stone Age pulled out.

The US band said they had to cancel because of "restrictions and logistics".

Ayrshire's Biffy will now join the bill, which also features acts including Liam Gallagher, Disclosure, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Post Malone and Stormzy.

Inhaler, Russ Millions and Holly Humberstone have also been added to the line-up of the English festivals over the August bank holiday weekend.

Biffy's headline slot comes four years after they last topped the bill and they're expected to perform hits from across their catalogue, including their latest album A Celebration Of Endings.

The band said: "We are delighted and honoured to be headlining Reading & Leeds for a third time.

"We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year... It's gonna f***!!"

It has been reported that England is expected to open its borders to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine, which could simplify logistics for music festivals with international acts on the bill.

American rappers Post Malone and Machine Gun Kelly, and Australian musician The Kid Laroi are among the performers due to travel to the UK for the festival.