Reading and Leeds lineup announcement: who else has joined the stage?

Reading and Leeds line-up announcement: who else has joined the stage?


Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines are joined by Alt-J, Palma Violets and Twin Atlantic

Summer festival fever is hotting up and Reading and Leeds have joined the list of festivals revealing new acts, with over 70 bands and artists added to the lineup. The headliners have already been announced, with the Libertines, Metallica and Mumford & Sons bagging the coveted spots at the three-day event. Joining the main stage are Alt-J, Parma Violets, Drenge and Modestep.

New acts for the NME and Radio 1 Stage include Twin Atlantic, Nothing But Thieves, Echosmith and Spectre, who join previously announced Deadmaus, Limp Bizkit and Cicra Waves.

The Festival Republic Stage, headlined by Franker Turner, the Wombats and Django Djano, welcomes Lucy Rose, Prides, Bear’s Den and Little Comets.

Over in The Pit (Sun only) new names include Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Turbowolf, Moose Blood, Hawk Eyes, Single Mothers and Black Foxxes, while the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage gains headliner MK as well as Charli XCX, Rustie, Blonde and Evian Christ.

For a full list of all the acts, head to

Leeds Festival, Fri 28--Sun 30 Aug; Reading Festival, Fri 28--Sun 30 Aug

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Leeds Festival

Evergreen music showcase.

Bramham Park, Wetherby

Wed 25 Aug 2021

£25 / 01937 846000

Reading Festival

Evergreen music showcase.

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading

Wed 25 Aug 2021

£20–£25 / 0118 960 6060

Thu 26 Aug 2021

Times to be confirmed / £20–£25 / 0118 960 6060

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