The first ten acts have been confirmed for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rat Boy and Hinds leading the charge.
Anthony Kiedis & co. will be returning to the festival to headline as a festival exclusive, while our Class of 2016 star Rat Boy and previous cover stars Hinds will both be sure to whip up a frenzy at the weekender.
Joining them are The 1975 - who will be appearing in support of their forthcoming sophomore album ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ - along with turbo-charged duo Slaves, Twenty One Pilots, Boy Better Know, The Courteeners, Crossfaith and DJ EZ.
Speaking of the fest’s first announcement, festival boss Melvin Benn has said: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Red Hot Chili Peppers as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2016, as a festival exclusive. Their incredible live show will be an unforgettable headline performance at the UK’s biggest music festival. We’ve still got some really exciting names to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up. It’s going to be our best year yet.”
Reading & Leeds 2016 takes place from 26th to 28th August, at Richfield Avenue and Bramhan Park respectively.