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Here’s who just got added to Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds Festival take place from the 25 – 27 August 2017.

Liam Gallagher leads the latest list of bands joining the Reading and Leeds line-up. The iconic frontman will be taking to the Main Stage on Sunday 27 August at Reading and Friday 25 August at Leeds, making a UK festival exclusive appearance.

PVRIS graduate the Main Stage, having wowed fans with an appearance on The Pit in previous years. They are currently preparing the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, and follow-up to the stunning White Noise.

“We are incredibly grateful to be performing again at Reading & Leeds,” PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn says. “Our first experience at the festival was phenomenal and took us completely by surprise. We are excited to see what comes from it this time around and perhaps even play some new tunes *wink wink*.”

The Main Stage will now also welcome VANT, who move up from last year’s appearance on the Festival Republic Stage. Indie-pop due Honeyblood will open the stage on Saturday 26 at Reading and Sunday 27 at Leeds. LA blues-rock duo Deap Vally and London quartet Judas round off the additions on the biggest stage, headlined by Kasabian, Eminem and Muse.

Joining You Me At Six, Flume and Haim on the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage are electronic trailblazer Mura Masa, serial collaborator Anne-Marie, and teenage sensation Declan McKenna. The stage will also welcome The Orwells, Marika Hackman, The Magic Gang, Blaenavon, Pond, King No-One, SG Lewis, Mutemath, and X Ambassadors.

“Reading & Leeds is definitely going to be a highlight of the year for me,” says Declan McKenna of the announcement. “Am so excited to finally be playing at a festival I love so much and have been to so many times.”

Over on the Festival Republic Stage, headliners Bear’s Den, The Black Lips and The Hunna will be joined by Japandroids, Ash, Cigarettes After Sex, Jagwar Ma, Black Honey, The Japanese House, Pumarosa, Bishop Briggs, and Off Bloom. The stage will also see alternative pop outfit MUNA, The Big Moon, Will Jospeh Cook, The Districts, Superfood, Vallis Alps, Cosima, Paris Youth Foundation and Ten Tonnes. If that wasn’t enough, Barns Courtney will be playing at Reading only, with Mondo Cozmo and OUTLYA rounding off the stage’s announcement.

Hosting the best from the heavier end of the musical spectrum, The Pit and The Lock Up Stage will welcome the likes of ONE OK ROCK, Gnarwolves, Arcane Roots, PWR BTTM, and Breaking Benjamin. Electro-doom outfit Carpenter Brut, Bristol based Turbowolf, and grime-punks Astroid Boys will also make an appearance. The stage line-up announcement is rounded off by (big breath): Boston Manor, Defeater, VUKOVI, God Damn, WSTR, Viagra Boys, Zeal & Ardor, Palisades, Casey, Tigers Jaw, Big Jesus, Tired Lion, Culture Abuse, Muncie Girls, TIGERCUB, SLØTFACE, RavenEye, Freak and LIFE.

“Just thinking of the fact that we’ll be on the same poster as Kasabian, Charli XCX, At The Drive In and Eminem is really exciting,” say SLØTFACE. “We love the festival life in the UK and this is the biggest UK festival we’ve ever done, so this has to be amazing.”

Grime pioneer Bugzy Malone will head to the BBC 1Xtra Stage for a headline performance, joined by (there’s quite a few here too): Stefflon Don, Vince Staples, AJ Tracey, Abra Cadabra, Russ, P Money, THEY, Lunice, Akala, Big Tobz, Jaykae, DJ Semtex (Reading only), Not3s, Bossman Birdie, A2, and Monster Florence.

“I cannot wait to get back on stage at Reading and Leeds,” says Bugzy. “It will be my third year in a row and I’m so gassed to be headlining the BBC 1Xtra stage. I’ve got a few surprises planned, so make sure you get there early.”

The final additions from the latest announcement join the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage. The hugely influential Goldie will make a guest appearance, alongside DJ and tastemaker Mistajam. Here are all the other acts joining the party: Kurupt FM, Jax Jones, Heartless Crew, Delta Heavy, Monki, Metrik, Jacob Plant, Dreem Team, Kideko, Loadstar and Matrix & Futurebound, LANY, Alma, and Haus.

“I can’t wait to play R&L this year,” says Jacob Plant. “It’s hands down my favourite festival to play in the world. This will be my 4th time playing and every year gets bigger and better!”

Here’s how all those names look, including the newly revealed day splits:

Reading and Leeds

Like what you see? Of course you do! Reading and Leeds tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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