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Reading & Leeds Festivals Expand Line Up

Posted by: Kyle Huntington (05/29/14)
50 new acts have been announced for this year's Read & Leeds Festivals in England. In addition to the headliners Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Blink-182 and Arctic Monkeys the likes of Schoolboy Q, La Dispute, Sivu will perform as well as Gerard Way's (ex-My Chemical Romance) first solo UK performance. Hit the replies for a press release with lots more information.
                
 
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08:01 AM on 05/29/14
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Press Release50 incredible new names revealed for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014!

Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced another 50 amazing additions across the stages set to join the FOUR Festival headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 for 2014. With just 12 weeks to go until the gates open for everyone, this year looks set to be the strongest yet with the best of UK and world talent across rock, indie, dance, alternative, grime and hip-hop. Reading & Leeds Festivals are the best way to spend your August Bank Holiday weekend!

Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage headliners Disclosure, Courteeners and Bombay Bicycle Club are joined by ex-My Chemical Romance front man and previous festival headliner Gerard Way in his first ever solo UK show, hip-hop heavyweight and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Schoolboy Q and the soulful vocal and cutting rap delivery of Maverick Sabre. Also playing will be Aussie thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays and emotive screamo titans La Dispute.
Reading & Leeds have a burgeoning reputation for bringing the best in electronic music and cutting edge dance to the Festival and the additions of the incredible Sigma, Indiana, RÜFÜS, Panama, Kove, M, Lxury and Billion prove that this trend will continue.

Punk and rock have a strong heritage at Reading & Leeds and last year’s addition of a rock day added to the Lock Up Stage acknowledged that. Now announced alongside incredible headliners Jimmy Eat World, Gogol Bordello and Of Mice & Men are We Came As Romans, Crosses, Muncie Girls, Brutality Will Prevail, Lesser Key, The HELL, Beasts, Masked Intruder, Emily’s Army and Vales.

Providing a place to see upcoming acts alongside some real heavy hitters, the Festival Republic Stage is looking as strong as ever. Headlined by Palma Violets, Band Of Skulls and Augustines, now King Charles, Southern, We Are Scientists, The Amazing Snakeheads, American Authors, Little Matador, The Minutes, Leaders Of Men, The Sunshine Underground, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Sivu, Drowners, Lucius and Saint Raymond have all joined the line-up.

Added as a new stage in 2013, this year sees the return of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage. Dedicated to all things hip-hop, urban and grime, and already boasting the likes of Giggs, Pusha T, Danny Brown and Joey Bada$$, the stage is joined by MistaJam, Raleigh Ritchie, Dirty Dike, Edward Scissortongue, Dominique Young Unique, Tempa T, Little Simz, Newham Generals, Adian Coker, Kwabs, Elli Ingram, Hawk House and My Nu Leng alongside the other previously announced names.

With the line-up continuing to grow, Reading & Leeds Festivals are once again an essential stop for music fans this summer.
08:03 AM on 05/29/14
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push t danny brown schoolboy q we came as romans and issues sound like a good time
08:04 AM on 05/29/14
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Riot Fest > Reading & Leeds
08:24 AM on 05/29/14
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Riot Fest > Reading & Leeds

THIS
08:27 AM on 05/29/14
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I just can't wait for that debut airing of blink's seventh studio album! Lol.
09:15 AM on 05/29/14
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09:16 AM on 05/29/14
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Riot Fest > Reading & Leeds

phhhhh child please.
09:27 AM on 05/29/14
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Not really, I just prefer Riot Fests lineups this year opposed to R&L.
09:44 AM on 05/29/14
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R&L is advertising this as Gerard's "global debut" as a solo artist and not just first UK performance
08:16 PM on 05/29/14
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Lineup is actually pretty great. I contemplated flying over for it but have chosen to come back to the US instead in Oct. Will be keen to go next year.
08:16 PM on 05/29/14
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I really want to know about JEW's 2 sets tho. 1 of them could be Futures in full? 10 year anniversary is only a month and a bit after Reading.
03:29 AM on 05/30/14
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I really want to know about JEW's 2 sets tho. 1 of them could be Futures in full? 10 year anniversary is only a month and a bit after Reading.
A lot of the more influential/bigger bands that play the Lock Up stage tend to have two sets at these festivals. Would be interesting to see if that was the case with different sets as it's a headline one on the same day.
01:27 PM on 06/01/14
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I really want to know about JEW's 2 sets tho. 1 of them could be Futures in full? 10 year anniversary is only a month and a bit after Reading.
They did the same thing in 2007. They played the main stage and played all their "hits" and then headlined the smaller tent and played a more fan friendly set with a few big ones they'd played on the main stage thrown in for good measure.
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