Following the success of a dedicated stage offering rock in the form of the best in metal, punk and hardcore at both Festival sites last year, in 2014 this stage will be curated by Daniel P Carter. Host of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, he was born and raised in Reading and is a long-time fan and supporter of the Festivals. He is a natural choice to curate this stage, having been to Reading & Leeds countless times, headlining what was the Concrete Jungle in 2004 with A, and playing the Lock Up Stage with Hexes in 2008.

Daniel P Carter comments: "To be curating a stage at Reading & Leeds is so awesome. As someone that was born in Reading, and have been going to the festival since I was a kid, I thought playing the festival was a good as it could get. Turns out I was wrong! I'm really looking forward to putting together a bill of bands that I think are ace and are going to make for a heaving packed tent on each day. We started with Of Mice & Men and went from there. Stoked!"

Reading & Leeds Festivals are already shaping up to be the best yet and in the spirit of keeping things fresh, for the first time ever fans are invited to get involved in the naming of this stage. Daniel P Carter has suggested 'The Riff Haus', but do you think you can do better? Make sure you have your say and be in with the chance to become a part of Reading & Leeds' history by putting forward the winning suggestion! Lucky fans who get their stage names shortlisted will receive an upgrade for them and a friend from standard to guest tickets. If their idea goes on to win the public vote then the ticket holder and a friend will also get amazing side of stage access to their newly named stage!

Until midnight on Tuesday 28th January, anyone can put a name forward through the Reading & Leeds websites. A shortlist of suggestions will be selected in collaboration with stage curator Daniel P Carter on Wednesday, at which point fans can get voting for their favourite new name through the websites. The chosen name will be announced on Friday 31st January on the Reading & Leeds Facebook, Twitter and websites.