Festivals Billie Eilish, Sam Fender and The Killers are headlining Reading and Leeds Festival 2023

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Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Imagine Dragons are also next year’s headliners.

Back for next year’s August Bank Holiday, Reading and Leeds have shared the first names joining the 2023 festival.

Headliners across the weekend are Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, The Killers, Foals, Lewis Capaldi, and Imagine Dragons, with other acts set to perform including Loyle Carner, Wet Leg, slowthai, Steve Lacy, Declan McKenna and more.

“I first went to Leeds Festival with Dean when we were teenagers,” Sam Fender says. “We had a wild time, a rite of passage. Ten years later and we’re headlining. I’m so excited, it’s going to be fucking intergalactic! See you down the front.”

“We’re so hyped to be back at Reading & Leeds,” Foals’ Yannis Philippakis adds. “We’ll never forget the rush of headlining Leeds in the absolute pouring rain in 2016, a show that was one of our most intense ever, or back in 2008 at Reading feeling possessed, climbing the rigging and launching myself headfirst into the crowd. We’ve always had an amazing and feral time playing here, one of the greatest festivals in the world. It’s so special to be given a headline slot and we’re gonna rock it. Oh, and we might throw in a surprise or two. See you in the pit.”

Check out the lineup below.

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