August bank holiday weekend is known for Reading and Leeds festival. After a year off, 2021 has got the green light to go ahead. Marking the celebration, 30 additional acts have been announced for an already fantastic line up, which includes the likes of Liam Gallagher, Disclosure, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Post Malone and Stormzy.
Reading and Leeds are excited to announce Biffy Clyro returning to the festival for their third headline performance, taking the place of Queens of The Stone Age, who are no longer able to play. Last headlining in 2016, this Scottish trio will be performing hits from across an incredible career or tracks; including those from their latest number 1 album, A Celebration of Endings. Speaking about the announcement the band said, “We are delighted and honoured to be headlining Reading & Leeds for a third time. We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year…It’s gonna fuck!!”
Alongside this new headliner, Inhaler, Russ Millions, and Holly Humberstone will also be playing the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park.
Making their debut this year, Dublin’s four-piece, Inahler will be making a hugely exciting appearance. Their debut album, It Won’t always be like this skyrocketing the charts, Inhaler are certain to be headlining in the next few years.
London Rapper and songwriter Russ Millions who said “I’m excited to be reunited with my supporters again at R&L, let’s turn up!” will be bringing his own style of hip hop to the festival, and fans can look forward to a performance of platinum selling single, Body.
Coming out the other side, Holly Humberstone is one of the biggest UK breakthrough pop acts of 2021. Within less than a year of her debut EP release, her dark, wonky, and electric pop sound has gained her over 100 million streams worldwide. From recording in her bedroom in Grantham, theres no doubt seeing her perform in a festival environment will be mind blowing and this performance will follow her sets at Standon Calling and Latitude Festival.
Not only do Reading and Leeds boast a line up of brilliant and established artists, but they play host to showcasing the best of rising talent. Further BBC Music Introducing acts have been added to the bill and are ones you don’t want to sleep on.
As well as a great line up for the festival weekend, those heading to Bramham Park in Leeds will again be welcoming a full timetable of after-hours events at Late Night Leeds. From Thursday night DJs and performers will take to three stages including Anachronica, A new dance stage and the legendary Piccadilly Party. This year will also feature a brand new audio-virtual experience stage. Amongst the line-up on the dance stage will be DJ Semtex, Badboy Chiller Crew, Fumez The Engineer, Harriett Jaxxon and chat topping 220 Kid.
This year the Anachronica stage is focusing on all things in the forefront of UK dance music. DJs who are pushing the limits and pioneering in Jungle, Garage and Dubstep will be stepping up into the Mad Max-esque world of Anachronica, skillfully salvaged and adapted to blast out some of the biggest tunes late into the night.
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ACTS ANNOUNCED 28TH JULY (A-Z)
French The Kid
BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING STAGE (A-Z)