The Bank Holiday weekend blowout will now feature sets from Nas, Frank Turner, Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, The Temper Trap, and the supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, among others.
For its 45th edition, the Reading and Leeds Festival will feature a U.K. first: five headliners over three days. From August 26-28, the Bank Holiday weekend blowout will feature headlining performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Biffy Clyro, Disclosure, and Fall Out Boy. Now, organizers have unveiled 70-plus new acts across the fest’s six stages.
Frank Turner will serve as opening act for the Main Stage, where he’ll make his record-setting 10th consecutive festival appearance. Coheed and Cambria is also making its return to the festival via the Main Stage. They join fellow A-listers Imagine Dragons, CHVRCHES, Boy Better Know, The Vaccines, ASAP Rocky, Die Antwoord, Eagles of Death Metal, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, and Five Finger Death Punch.
Nas will will make one of his only U.K. festival appearances this year as part of the BBC Radio 1/NME Stage. In addition to the Illmatic MC, new additions to that stage include Aussie rockers Tonight Alive, Mancunion band Spring King, pop act Sunset Sons, and hard rockers Black Foxxes. They’ll support headlining acts The Wombats, HAIM, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, and Twenty One Pilots.
The Festival Republic Stage has two new headliners, as The Temper Trap and Gaslight Anthem side project Brian Fallon And The Crowes join the previously announced Maximo Park. The stage has a slew of other new additions: Beach Baby, Isaac Gracie, Otherkin, Anteros, The Vyrll Society, LANY, VANT, The Magic Gang, The Sherlocks, Tibet, and Area 52, among many others.
The Pit/Lock-Up Stage now features two rather dichotomous headliners in Mastodon and Good Charlotte. They’ll be joined by California rockers Thrice. Pit/Lock-Up also has perhaps one of the bigger nabs in today’s news with the announcement of the supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. That little band features members of The Mars Volta, Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Alice in Chains, and Dethklok. Other new names to the Pit/Lock-Up include Hacktivist, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Waterparks, Heck, ROAM, and MGK.
The BBC 1Xtra Stage will now play home to a slew of up-and-coming rappers and producers. Grime star Kano has also been added as a headliner, where he joins Travi$ Scott and G-Eazy. Other new acts include Yung Lean, Maverick Sabre, Hoodie Allen, and Metro Boomin. The rest of the stage is rounded out by the likes of Bugzy Malone, K.Flay, Logic, Clara Amfo, Franko Fraize, Geko, and Fekky.
And if you’re looking to cut a rug, then be sure to visit the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage. It’ll feature sets from SOPHIE, Danny L. Harle, Rag’n’Bone Man, Tkay Maidza, Hermitude, Delta Heavy, Fred V & Grafix, Low Steppa, James Organ, Lion Babe, Zac Samuel, and The Japanese House.
Check out the full lineup below. For tickets and other pertinent info, head here.