THE LIBERTINES TO HEADLINE READING & LEEDS
Festival organisers also announce over 50 acts today including:
All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon, Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees, Knife Party, Limp Bizkit,
Tyler, The Creator, Swim Deep, Everything Everything, Jamie XX, Boy Better Know,
Camo & Krooked, Hudson Mohawke, New Found Glory, Mastodon, Cancer Bats, Django Django,
The Wombats, Frank Turner, Ash, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Azealia Banks,
Lethal Bizzle, Stormzy and tonnes more!
MUMFORD & SONS, METALLICA, ROYAL BLOOD, BASTILLE, DEADMAU5, REBEL SOUND FEAT. CHASE & STATUS, RAGE, DAVID RODIGAN AND SHY FX, CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN, YEARS & YEARS, WOLF ALICE, PRETTY VICIOUS, JACK GARRATT AND HANNAH WANTS also announced to appear across the weekend!
Reading & Leeds Festivals are very excited to announce Mumford & Sons as Main Stage headliners!
The British rock band last appeared at Reading & Leeds in 2010 when they performed a triumphant set to a packed NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage. The band return to Reading & Leeds just four years later as Festival headliners.
Over 60 New Acts Announced For Reading & Leeds!
alt-J, Palma Violets, Modestep, The Gaslight Anthem, Drenge, Against Me!, Twin Atlantic,
Parquet Courts, Spector, MK, Charli XCX, Jacob Plant, Blonde Live, Rustie
and many more added to the bill!
The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill. The Reading Festival is held at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge. The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, the grounds of an historic house. Campsites are available at both sites and weekend tickets include camping. Day tickets are also sold.
The Reading Festival, the original and senior leg of the two, is the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. It has had various musical phases over the years, as detailed below. In the twin-site era, rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal have tended to dominate.
The festivals are run by Festival Republic, which was divested from Mean Fiddler Music Group. For promotional purposes during 1998-2007 they were known as the Carling Weekend: Reading and the Carling Weekend: Leeds. Unsurprisingly, these titles were seldom used when not required, although NME did so as part of its involvement. In November 2007, the organisers welcomed "Reading Festival reclaiming its prestigious name" when the sponsored title was abolished after 9 years. In 2012, the capacity of the Reading site was 90,000 and the Leeds site was 80,000. This was an increase of several thousand on previous years.
The Libertines (Headliner)
All Time Low
Boy Better Know
Bring Me The Horizon (European Festival Exclusive)
Camo & Krooked
Frank Turner (solo)
Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration
Krept & Konan
Lonely The Brave
Modern Life Is War
My Nu Leng
New Found Glory
Panic! At the Disco
The Bulletproof Bomb
Toyboy & Robin
Tyler, The Creator
Walking On Cars
We Are The Ocean
While She Sleeps
Metallica (Headliner and UK Festival Exclusive)
Mumford & Sons (Headliner and England & Wales Festival Exclusive)
Bastille (England & Wales Festival Exclusive)
Catfish and The Bottlemen
Pierce The Veil
Royal Blood (UK Summer Festival Exclusive)
Run The Jewels
Years & Years