Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced their second wave of acts!
Foals and Disclosure are set to be co- headliners for this year’s three day event, taking place across Bank Holiday Weekend 26-28 August 2016.
Returning after their festival-stopping surprise set last year, 2016 will see Foals in their debut headline performance at Reading & Leeds along with dance phenomenon Disclosure, in their very first Major UK Festival headlining set.
Festival organiser, Melvin Benn commented: “I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement. A co -headline with two of the most promising British acts out there; Foals secret set last year was a highlight for me, as I’m sure their debut headline slot will be, coupled with the phenomenal Disclosure – we’re very proud to be able to give these acts the recognition they deserve.”
Foals have said: “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 dying my hair blue & learning how to play guitar, badly.
“We've worked our way up on our own terms & to be given the chance to headline one of the world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us & hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns & focus on what matters, you'll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band”
"We’re incredibly excited to be co-headlining Reading and Leeds with our good friends Foals” says Disclosure.
“We've been going to Reading festival since we were kids and have played at both festivals several times, but never in a million years did we think we'd be at the top of the line-up, especially considering there hasn't been an electronic headliner since The Prodigy in 2002! Truly honoured."
In a European festival exclusive, Imagine Dragons will be returning to Reading & Leeds; with a catalogue of chart hits including ‘Radioactive’, ‘It’s Time’ and ‘Demons’.
Commenting on their appearance at Reading & Leeds this year, the band say:
“Reading and Leeds is one of the best festivals in the world. We look forward to the wonderful people. The music. And even the mud. See you soon."
Tickets are on sale now. Check out this link for more information.
Other newly announced additions:
Two Door Cinema Club (UK Festival Exclusive)
Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive)
Parkway Drive (UK Festival Exclusive)
Nothing But Thieves
The Internet (UK Festival Exclusive)
Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Rooms
CassetteBoy vs DJ Rubbish
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Headliner: Festival Exclusive)
Boy Better Know
Twenty One Pilots
Eagles Of Death Metal (UK Festival Exclusive)