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Here’s who has just joined Reading and Leeds Festivals

The festivals will be headlined by The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters.

Reading and Leeds Festivals organisers have announced the line-up for the BBC Music Introducing Stage, as well as the Dance To The Radio line-up for Leeds Festival and the return of TPD TV to the Piccadilly Party.

The BBC Introducing stage welcomes some of the brightest lights in new music, as well as hosting the ever-popular secret sets by established artists. The stage has in the past offered an early platform for the likes of this year’s headliners The 1975, as well as Royal Blood, Yungblud, Pale Waves, Slowthai, Chvrches and more.

This year the stage will be headlined by Marsicans on Friday 23 August in Reading and Saturday 24 August in Leeds. They’ll be joined by Olivia Nelson, Blackwaters, Do Nothing, Inka Upendo, SPINN, Caswell, Hyphen, Royls, and Swimming Girls.

On Saturday 24 August in Reading and Sunday 25 August in Leeds, the stage will welcome a headline performance by LION, with Ishani, Charlotte, Alfie Templeman, FEET, Le Boom, HMD and Larkins also playing.

The Mysterines will headline on Friday 23 August in Leeds and Sunday 25 August in Reading, with the BBC Music Introducing Stage line-up completed by Kid Kapichi, Balcony, Kofi Stone, The Extons, Lavz, VC Pines, Prima and Leeds hometown heroes Talkboy.

The news comes as Dance To The Radio confirm their return to Leeds Festival with a curated line-up on Thursday 22 August, including Easy Life, whenyoung, Indoor Pets, BILK, and DJ Jacky P performing.

TPD TV will also return to Leeds Festival’s own Piccadilly Party.

Another new acts confirmed for the line-up are American singer-songwriter Two Feet, as well as YouTube sensation Poppy, who recently teamed up with FEVER 333 for the brilliant Scary Mask.

The BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage will welcome Amy Becker and Allan Rayman.

Vistas join the Festival Republic Stage, with Macclesfield calypso-rock band Cassia and West London alt-rockers Mantra confirmed to play Reading Festival only.

The news comes as Reading and Leeds Festivals announce further green initiatives joining the ban of single-use plastic cutlery, containers and straws. The festivals will be using recycled plastic water bottles this year, with an aim to be single use plastic free by 2021.

Find out more about sustainability as part of Ticketmaster’s State of Play Festival Report.

Following last year’s sold-out summer shows at the London Stadium and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Foo Fighters will return to the UK to headline Reading and Leeds. One of the most iconic rock bands of all time, the Foos have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, and are renowned for their epic live sets.

Twenty One Pilots will be bringing their incredible live show to the festivals this summer. The headline appearance from the Grammy Award-winning duo comes hot off the heels of their hugely anticipated Bandito UK tour dates.

After their wonderful headline set on the BBC Radio 1 Stage in 2016, The 1975’s frontman Matt Healy promised fans that one day the band will headline Reading and Leeds main stage. Well, it looks like he was right. The Manchester band will be performing tracks from their latest album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

Post Malone returns to headline Reading and Leeds after a triumphant debut on the main stage last year. Posty will be the first act since Nirvana to go from the afternoon slot to headliner with a sophomore album in consecutive years.

Check out the line-up below:

Reading and Leeds Line-up

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Reading and Leeds Festival Line-up

Friday 23 August (Reading) | Saturday 24 August (Leeds)

  • The 1975
  • Royal Blood
  • The Wombats
  • You Me At Six
  • Juice Wrld
  • Charli XCX
  • Twin Atlantic
  • I Don’t Know How But They Found Me
  • Kawala
  • Dave
  • Fredo
  • Circa Waves
  • Pale Walves
  • Joji
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Clairo
  • The Night Cafe
  • Mini Mansions
  • Sea Girls
  • Bloxx
  • Camelphat
  • Fisher
  • Dillon Francis
  • Prospa
  • Distruction Royz (Reading only)
  • Becky Hill
  • Loud Luxury
  • Brunswick
  • Allan Rayman
  • The LaFontaines
  • Bowling For Soup
  • The Maine
  • Pup
  • Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers
  • Puppy
  • Dream State
  • Press Club
  • Patent Pending
  • Cemetery Sun
  • Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
  • The Chats
  • Ten Tonnes
  • Hockey Dad
  • Black Honey
  • Twisted Wheel
  • Jeremy Zucker
  • Bad Child
  • Dreamers
  • No Rome
  • Ocean Alley
  • Zuzu
  • Dappy
  • Headie One
  • Deno
  • Masicka
  • Digdat
  • Comethazine
  • Geko
  • Tiffany Calver
  • Just Blanco
  • Marsicans
  • Oliva Nelson
  • Blackwaters
  • Do Nothing
  • Inka Upendo
  • Spinn
  • Caswell
  • Hyphen
  • Royls
  • Swimming Girls

Saturday 24 August (Reading) | Sunday 25 August (Leeds)

  • Post Malone
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Blossoms
  • Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals
  • AJ Tracey
  • The Hunna
  • Against The Current
  • ALMA
  • Counterfeit.
  • Mura Masa
  • Billie Eilish
  • Stefflon Don
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Nav
  • King Princess
  • Slowthai
  • Boston Manor
  • Pip Blom
  • Cassia (Reading only)
  • Mabel
  • Andy C
  • Sasasas
  • Dimension
  • Muzzy
  • Jaguar Skills
  • Georgia
  • Barny Fletcher
  • The Compozers (Reading only)
  • Crucast
  • Ghostmane
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Paris
  • Blood Youth
  • Smokesac
  • Teddy
  • Higher Power
  • Queen Zee
  • Poppy
  • Peace
  • Hoodie Allen
  • Night Riots
  • Sports Team
  • Two Feet
  • Bleached
  • The Japanese House
  • Pink Sweats
  • Sophie and the Giants
  • Belako
  • Oddity Road
  • Sons of Raphael
  • Octavian
  • D-Block Europe
  • Maleek Berry
  • Saint Jhn
  • K-Trap
  • Bexey
  • Aitch
  • DJ Target
  • Danieleigh
  • Tyla Yaweh
  • Truemendous
  • LION
  • Larkins
  • HMD
  • Le Boom
  • FEET
  • Alfie Templeton
  • Charlotte
  • Ishani

Sunday 25 August (Leeds) | Friday 23 August (Reading)

  • Foo Fighters
  • A Day To Remember
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • The Distillers
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Mayday Parade
  • Yungblud
  • Milk Teeth
  • Enter Shikari
  • Bastille
  • Chvrches
  • Sundara Karma
  • Lil Baby
  • Gunna
  • The Amazons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • The Story So Far
  • Picture This
  • The Faim
  • Childcare
  • Mantra (Reading only)
  • Denis Sulta
  • Honey Dijon
  • Mella Dee
  • Amy Becker
  • Anti Up
  • James Organ
  • Kim Petras
  • Everyone You Know
  • Holy Good
  • Palaye Royale
  • Nothing, Nowhere
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Hot Milk
  • White Reaper
  • Plague Vendor
  • Basement
  • Bakar
  • Cavetown
  • Anteros
  • Himalayas
  • Valeras
  • The Snuts
  • Moontower
  • Ae Mak
  • Vistas
  • Not3s
  • Dababy
  • NSG
  • Tion Wayne
  • YBN Nahmir
  • Tommy Genesis
  • Unknown T
  • Big Heath
  • Blade Brown
  • Kenny Allstar
  • The Mysterines
  • Kid Kapachi
  • Balcony
  • Kofi Stone
  • The Extons
  • LAVZ
  • VC Pines
  • Prima
  • Talkboy

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