Foals, Disclosure, Parkway Drive, Imagine Dragons and Nothing But Thieves are among the most recently announced acts to co-headline at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival, it has been confirmed. This follows the announcement that Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining the musical extravaganza, joined by The 1975, Courteeners, Twenty One Pilots and Eagles of Death Metal.
Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall told Kerrang,
“Leeds and Reading has such a crazy reputation worldwide – we are so stoked to be part of it this year. It seems like every year the bar gets raised higher and higher and we are looking forward to upping it once again! BRING IT!”
Meanwhile Foals stated,
“We’re absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It’s a dream come true. I used to watch Nirvana live at Reading ’92 on VHS repeatedly while dyeing my hair blue and learning how to play guitar, badly.
We’ve worked our way up on our own terms and to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us and hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns and focus on what matters, you’ll get there and smash it. Onwards and upwards, friends. Long live the guitar band!”
The festival kicks off on August 26th 2016 and continues until August 28th, with weekend camping tickets priced at £213. Last year’s Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 saw the appearance of festival favourites including Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines, and with this year’s line up announcements not yet complete, festival-goers are expecting to be treated to an extensive list of musical talent in August.
Tickets and more information can be found here. See the full line up so far below!
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Twenty One Pilots
Eagles of Death Metal
Boy Better Know
Two Door Cinema Club
Nothing But Thieves