Reading and Leeds Festival has today lifted the lid on another fifty acts who will play at this year’s event – with chart heavyweights Charli XCX, Royal Blood (UK festival exclusive), CHVRCHES, Lil Uzi Vert, Enter Shikari, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK festival exclusive), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (UK festival exclusive) and You Me At Six amongst the new additions. The acts – spanning the hottest names right now in rock, indie, dance, hip-hop and more – will play alongside headliners The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters at the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park sites this August bank holiday weekend (23 – 25 August). Tickets are available here.
Brighton duo Royal Blood are lined up to bring their juggernaut rock sound back to the main stage for an electrifying appearance at Reading and Leeds. Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher’s meteoric rise is backed up by a trick bag of unabashed hits made to get the festival fields bouncing. Pop visionary and musical chameleon Charli XCX is set to hit the stage with an exuberant display of danceable future-pop. CHVRCHES are also announced to bring their forward thinking, epic synth pop fresh off the release of new album ‘Love Is Dead’, whilst electro agit-rock heavyweights Enter Shikari make their triumphant return to Reading & Leeds for sets of sheer visceral thrills for the rockers and ravers alike.
Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert is one of the biggest names in hip hop and his inventive emo-rap has yanked the genre into the future, get ready for a kinetic performance worthy of his rock star status. London break out artist Fredo recently scored his first no. 1 featuring on Dave’s ‘Funky Friday’ and is set for a huge set over the weekend alongside London rapper AJ Tracey who will be releasing his highly anticipated self-titled debut album next month. Atlanta rappers Gunna and Lil Baby, who have become one of the most talked-about combos in hip-hop and creative style in the world also join the bill along with hip-hop and soul dynamo Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals who will be sure to bring sophistication and exhilaration in equal measure.
You Me At Six are no strangers to Reading and Leeds and are riding high after the release of their acclaimed sixth album ‘VI’ which has seen them grow into a pop-tastic rock powerhouse. Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes unleashed incredible punk-edged secret sets at both Reading and Leeds last year and fans can expect another thrilling, crowd surfing goodtime. Australian punks The Chats are making the long flight over, known best for their viral song and video ‘Smoko’.
Brace for impact as acclaimed Floridian pop punk rockers, A Day To Remember, bring their infectious fusion of metal riffs and pop punk hooks to Reading and Leeds festival. Famously dubbed the ‘Arizona Emo Group’, The Maine have stood the test of time as one of pop-punks mainstays, who’re joined by YouTube phenomenon-turned-legitimate rock trio Against The Current led by the brilliant vocalist Chrissy Costanza.
Elsewhere, UK fast-rising producer Mura Masa joins the line up following his huge critical success across the globe and a string of superstar artists featuring on his tracks including A$AP Rocky and Charli XCX. With his cocktail of disco, funk and house, fans will see one of the best sets of the weekend. Also heading to Reading and Leeds is BBC Sound of 2019 winner Octavian. With an array of accolades coming his way, 2019 is set to be a huge year for the London based rapper.
Festival favourites Circa Waves will be on hand with a bucket full of punchy guitar driven bangers to get the crowd on their feet, joined by follow Liverpudlians and purveyors of indie dance floor hits The Wombats who are at the top of their game. The enigmatic The Japanese House aka Amber Bain will saunter through a set of dreamy synthpop, whilst Dirty Hit label mate No Rome makes his debut Reading & Leeds appearance. The Hunna have coolly garnered themselves a legion of fans with huge festival friendly radio hits like ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Summer’ and Birmingham’s Peace are ready to make their thunderous return to the festivals.
American DJ Honey Dijon, YouTube sensation Cavetown, Alma as well as Andy C, Becky Hill, Bexey, Blaenavon, Bloxx, Comethazine, D-Block Europe, Distruction Boyz, Fisher, Headie One, Hockey Dad, Holy Goof, Joji, Loud Luxury, The Night Café, Nothing,nowhere., NSG,SASASAS, Slowthai, Ten Tonnes, The Story So Far, Twin Atlantic and Twisted Wheel have also been added to the stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2019.
With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading and Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer – defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.
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