Teenage rite of passage and festival season behemoth, Reading & Leeds have this evening added over 50 new names to their twinned 2024 lineups.
Among this second wave of artists are Dubliners Fontaines DC, bedroom-pop mainstay beabadoobee, and current DIY cover stars The Last Dinner Party (whose debut album ‘Prelude To Ecstasy’ hits shelves tomorrow). Boundary-pushing pop chameleon Ashnikko will also be making an appearance, as will Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers, festival field regulars Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats, and guaranteed party starters Confidence Man.
They join this year’s six already-announced headliners: Fred again.. and Lana Del Rey will both be welcomed for UK festival exclusives, while Britpop’s R Kid Liam Gallagher returns to mark the 30th anniversary of Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ by playing the beloved album in full, alongside cuts from his solo discography.
Also gracing the twin main stages will be indie festival mainstays Catfish and the Bottlemen and Gerry Cinnamon, while pop-punk icons Blink-182 will continue celebrating the reformation of their original lineup - Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker, and Mark Hoppus - by paying homage to Reading & Leeds’ alt-rock roots.
Elsewhere on the lineup, audiences will be treated to the stunning, Mercury Prize-shortlisted soul-pop of RAYE; the pioneering dubstep of Skrillex; the contemporary metal of Spiritbox; and the R&L return of young rapper Digga D.
Reading & Leeds 2024 will take place from 21st - 25th August 2024, and tickets are on sale now; check out the new lineup poster below.