With the past few announcements, Reading and Leeds haven’t met expectations. But now, they may have just redeemed themselves.
The festival have added Liam Gallagher, who’s sub headline slot on the Sunday of the festival will surely be one to remember, but its the additions lower down the lineup that draw in attention.
Bands such as Blaenavon The Magic Gang, and Pond have all been added and are set to play the NME/Radio 1tent, whilst solo artist Loyle Carner is also set to grace the stage. Marika Hackman and Declan McKenna have also been added to the same stage, looking forward to playing the Friday of the festival.
Judas will open the festival, a fitting way for the band who will most defiantly be on everyones radars in the coming years. Indie heroes VANT and Honeyblood will also open the main stage on the remaining days.
The Pit sees introductions of Boston Manor, LIFE, Tigercub, PWR BTTM, and Muncie Girls, all taking the heavier side of the festival. These smaller stages are the places that look set to take the festival by storm.
The Festival Republic Stage never really disappoints and this year there no difference with bands such as Cigarettes After Sex, Jaguar Ma, The Big Moon, Japandroids, Black Honey, Superfood, Phantogram and many many more gracing this tent.
This year however, Clashes look plentiful, the rave pioneer Fat Boy Slim looking like they are set to clash with Friday night headliners Kasabian. If you’re a fan of Moose Blood and want to catch Blaenavon and Cabbage and in heaven, then one of the later bands may have to be ditched as these guys look set to clash.
Blossoms are taking a huge step up from last year playing third down on the lineup and performing as support of Liam Gallagher and Muse. This too of acts are certainly going to blow the crowd away.
Overall Reading and Leeds have somewhat redeemed themselves. The introduction of big musical names such as Liam Gallagher, Kasabian, Muse, Eminem, Major Lazer and Two Door Cinema Club and the addition of some of the world brightest stars, are sure to make this years festival one to remember.
Take a look at the lineup here:
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