NAS, FRANK TURNER, GOOD CHARLOTTE, KANO, MASTODON, TONIGHT ALIVE, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, THE TEMPER TRAP + OVER 70 MORE NAMES ADDED TO READING & LEEDS 2016
Reading & Leeds has added even more names to it’s mammoth line up, where better could you spend the August bank holiday!
Leading the additions is New York hip-hop royalty Nas, who’ll be bringing his untouchable catalogue of defining anthems to Reading & Leeds this summer in a UK Festival Exclusive. Responsible for one of the most acclaimed and influential albums of all time; Illmatic, his heavy-hitting rhymes have kept him at the top for over 25 years. His set on the BBC Radio 1/NME Stage this summer is sure to be a welcomed reminder as to why he remains a true pioneer of hip-hop.
After breaking the record for consecutive appearances at Reading & Leeds last year with his ninth straight set, festival hero Frank Turner is set to make it a decade of singalongs and heart-on-your-sleeve performances as he takes to the stage this summer. His catalogue of distinctively British anthems has seen the troubadour stand as a true Reading & Leeds icon. Celebrating his tenth appearance in a row, Frank will open the Main Stage with a truly unique set this summer.
“I’m very happy to be making my tenth annual return to Reading and Leeds Festival this summer. That’s the record, by miles, and I’m proud of it. They’ve always been supportive of my career, loyal to me, and I’m more than happy to repay that in kind. It’s the best festival in the UK.”
Bringing together genres, generations and game-changers across the site, Reading & Leeds is delighted to reveal more top-calibre names taking to the stage for true festival moments this summer.
With huge headline performances set from the already announced Jack Ü, Two Door Cinema Club and The 1975, new additions today include another UK Festival Exclusive from Australian rock morphers Tonight Alive; fresh from releasing their soundscape-filled third LP Limitless earlier in the year. Further additions include Mancunion buzz-rockers Spring King, the swirling pop dreams of Sunset Sons, translucent movers Haelos and the roaring heavy punch of Black Foxxes, who are all set to make the BBC Radio 1/NME Stage a roaring coliseum of altering and exciting game-changing soundtracks.
Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive said of their UK Festival Exclusive performance:
“We’re over the moon to be returning to our favourite rock festival this year! We’re coming back for our second round of Reading and Leeds, introducing the ‘Limitless’ era.”
Biffy Clyro (Co-headline) (UK Festival Exclusive), Fall Out Boy (Co-headline) (UK Festival Exclusive), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Headline), Foals (Co-Headline), Disclosure (Co-Headline), Imagine Dragons (European Festival Exclusive), Jack Ü, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, Courteeners, Boy Better Know, Chvrches, The Vaccines (UK Festival Exclusive), A$AP Rocky (UK Festival Exclusive), HAIM (UK Festival Exclusive) ,Jack Garratt, The Wombats, Twenty One Pilots (UK Festival Exclusive), Crystal Castles (UK Festival Exclusive), Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive),Eagles Of Death Metal (UK Festival Exclusive), Slaves, Parkway Drive (UK Festival Exclusive), Nothing But Thieves, The Internet (UK Festival Exclusive), Rat Boy, Hinds & Lower Than Atlantis (UK Festival Exclusive) and many many more!