Reading and Leeds have unveiled this year’s festival poster, outlining the stage breakdowns for the weekend’s festivities
Many more acts across all stages have been announced, as well as the placing of NME/Radio 1 headliners and mainstage subs. Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille will perform in the lead to Friday’s headliner Kasabian, whilst You Me At Six celebrate Night People’s success with their first headline slot over at the NME/Radio 1 tent.
Judas have been given the prestigious main stage opening slot, kicking off Friday’s mainstage. They’ll be good company, with Circa Waves, Rat Boy and Mallory Knox. Headliners from across the other stages stand as Fat Boy Slim, Billy Talent and Danny Brown. Other new names include Declan McKenna, Sub Focus and Jagwar Ma.
Saturday’s mainstage headliners will be Korn, Major Lazer and finally Detroit rap giant Eminem. Other new names for mainstage include Pvris and Honey Blood who join pop-punk favourites Moose Blood and Taylor Momsen’s The Pretty Reckless.
NME/Radio 1 play host to Sundara Karma showcasing this year’s release ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect’, Everything Everything and newly announced Loyle Carner. Australian Grammy-winner Flume takes the top spot, subbed by Oxford indie group Glass Animals.
The Hunna headline Sunday’s Festival Republic stage on the back of their debut ‘100’, playing alongside Ash and King Nun. Mistajam joins the Dance Stage with Charlie XCX and headliners Marshmello.
Moving on to Sunday’s NME/Radio 1, X Ambassadors join the tent as openers with fellow newly announced Mura Masa and Pond, Tame Impala’s side project. Special guest Vince Staple, who recently featured on Gorilla’s single ‘Ascension’ will appear on the Radio 1Xtra stage.
Haim take NME’s headline spot, after dropping out of last year’s festival for writing commitments, who will be supported by New Jersey’s Halsey. And finally, Sunday’s mainstage has added Vant, who have worked their way up through the years and Liam Gallagher as a solo project. We can expect some Oasis classics and exclusive sneak-peaks at a forthcoming solo debut. Muse close the weekend, as a European festival exclusive.
The full poster looks like this:
Saturday tickets are now sold out but Friday, Sunday and weekend tickets are still available here.