Check out the stellar lineup for Reading & Leeds 2024

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Leeds Festival: Photo by Matt Eachus

OVER FIFTY HUGE NAMES REVEALED FOR READING & LEEDS 2024:

RENEÉ RAPP // FONTAINES D.C. // DENZEL CURRY // KENNY BEATS // BEABADOOBEE // KENYA GRACE // NIA ARCHIVES // TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB // PENDULUM // NECK DEEP // THE WOMBATS // ASHNIKKO // DAVID KUSHNER // RACHEL CHINOURIRI // HAK BAKER // THE LAST DINNER PARTY// SONNY FODERA // BRU-C

PLUS MANY MORE TO JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:

LANA DEL REY, FRED AGAIN.., BLINK-182, LIAM GALLAGHER, CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN AND GERRY CINNAMON

21 SAVAGE, JORJA SMITH, THE PRODIGY, SKRILLEX, RAYE, DIGGA D SPIRITBOX

 

Dates: 21 – 25 August 2024
Tickets on sale now
www.readingandleedsfestival.com/

 

Lana Del Rey. Photo by Chuck Grant

Today Reading & Leeds announce over 50 new artists for 2024 including Reneé Rapp, Fontaines D.C., Denzel Curry, Pendulum, Neck Deep and Nia Archives who will join the six headliners, including UK festival exclusives Fred again.., Lana Del Rey and Blink-182, plus, Liam Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Gerry Cinnamon.

 They will also join the previously announced London-born hip-hop star 21 Savage, BRIT nomination record breaker RAYE, pioneering producer Skrillex, UK R&B icon Jorja Smith, dance music heavyweights The Prodigy, UK drill pioneer Digga D and one of the world’s most hyped young metal acts Spiritbox.

Reading & Leeds’ unique soundscape – the beating heart of youth culture – continues its constant evolution with this latest cohort of contemporary artists reshaping music on their own terms. It is an event that never stands still, attracting 240,000 combined visitors a year and standing as the largest UK festivals devoted solely to music.

Matt Maltese

Artists added to the line-up today include some of Gen Z’s leading talents, such as pop icon in-the-making and star of the new ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’ Reneé Rapp, guitar-pop hero Beabadoobee, rapidly rising singer-songwriter David Kushner, Tik-Tok sensation Arthur Hill, the ever-evolving alternative hit maker Ashnikko, Kenya Grace who has taken the world by storm with her viral electro-pop mixes and , and indie pop darlings The Japanese House.

Also joining are two indie trailblazers and fan favourites Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats with a bottomless trickbag of festival anthems between them. Other rock and indie acts announced today include the return one of Ireland’s most intoxicating rock Irish groups post-punk upstarts Fontaines D.C., Wrexham’s finest ‘generic pop-punk’ heroes, Neck Deep, American Bleachers led by Lana Del Rey collaborator Jack Antonoff, newcomers and winners of the BBC Sound of Poll 2024, The Last Dinner Party, plus Pendulum, one of the biggest electronic rock crossover bands of all time.

The Wombats. Photo by Chyrisse.

Taking to the stage is hip-hop connoisseur and elite producer Kenny Beats, as well as Florida rapper Denzel Curry, celebrated for his high-energy live performances and embraced by both the rap and rock worlds. Joining them will be Nia Archives, who is driving drum and bass forward with innovative hyper-fast breakbeats, singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri and the genre-blending Hak Baker.

Feel-good dance pop act Confidence Man will bring their portable party to the festival, singer and producer Chinchilla will bring her own unique wonderland of pop. Also joining is one of the most original, contemporary live electronic acts Overmono, Derby born M.C. and bassline innovator Bru-C, chart-topping synth-pop extraordinaire G Flip, London rapper Skrapz, Irish hip-hop trio Kneecap and laidback indie pop artist Zach Templar who will bring dreamy summer vibes in abundance.

Liam Gallagher. Photo by Paula Smith.

Dance music will be at the forefront as Reading and Leeds plays host to electrifying DJs including the huge Barry Can’t Swim and legendary house DJ Sonny Fodera. There will be a spotlight on drum and bass, including the innovative Bou, the chart-topping goddard., plus drum and bass extraordinaire A Little Sound whose dreamy anthems are pushing the genre’s resurgence and Manchester based producer Sota. Joining them will be Sim0ne, multi-instrumentalist producer KiLLOWEN bringing his fusion of garage and dance, award-winning house music producer Dom Dolla, live jungle production duo the 4am Kru and Jackum’s bumpy house hooks.

More artists include indie singer-songwriter Matt Maltese, social media sensation Mackenzy Mackay, Australian metalcore band The Amity Affliction, pop-punk duo Loveless, rock sensation Mannequin Pussy and lead singer of American rock band The Neighborhood, Jesse.

The Sun Kings

Guitar music is further represented across the bill with the addition of Spiritual Cramp, the intense energy of Loathe, the fierce presence of Destroy Boys, the outstanding punk trio Dream Wife. Aussie pop-punkers Yours Truly, the distinctive sound of The Scratch, queer post-punk band Thus Love, and the alt-folk rising star Paris Paloma, known for her viral feminist anthem ‘labour.’ Adding a twist of electronic rock are Liverpool’s own Courting, the grunge-tinged Crawlers, buzzing indie band Wunderhorse, Swedish punk band Viagra Boys, indie-pop group Corella, Manchester-based rock group The K’s and punk rock innovator Kid Brunswick.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic: “It’s thrilling to announce such an incredible range of groundbreaking artists who are shaping the music scene in real time. Reading & Leeds doesn’t stand still; our audience demands the best and our line up strives to reflect what people are currently listening to. As the UK’s biggest and best music festival, Reading & Leeds is a unique and prestigious platform which attracts the world’s biggest artists. We’re proud to always be at the cutting edge and keen eyes may have spotted another evolution for the show on the poster; ‘The Chevron’ – details of which will be revealed soon.”

FULL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED A-Z: 

21 SAVAGE

4AM KRU

A LITTLE SOUND

ARTHUR HILL

ASHNIKKO

BAD NERVES

BARRY CAN’T SWIM

BEABADOOBEE

BIG SPECIAL

BLEACHERS

BLINK-182 

BOU

BRU-C

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN 

CHINCHILLA

CONFIDENCE MAN

CORELLA

COURTING

CRAWLERS

DAVID KUSHNER

DEAD PONY

DEIJUVHS

DENZEL CURRY

DESTROY BOYS

DIGGA D

DOM DOLLA

DREAM WIFE

FONTAINES D.C.

FRED AGAIN.. 

GERRY CINNAMON 

G FLIP

GODDARD

HAK BAKER

JACKUM

JAMES MARRIOTT

JESSE RUTHERFORD

JORJA SMITH

KENNY BEATS

KENYA GRACE

KNEECAP

KID BRUNSWICK

KILLOWEN

KINGFISHR

LANA DEL REY  

LIAM GALLAGHER

LOATHE

LOVELESS

MACKENZY MACKAY

MANNEQUIN PUSSY

MATT MALTESE

MILITARIE GUN

NECK DEEP

NIA ARCHIVES

ONLY THE POETS

OVERMONO

PARIS PALOMA

PENDULUM

RACHEL CHINOURIRI

RAYE

RENEE RAPP

SKRAPZ

SKRILLEX

SIM0NE

SONNY FODERA

SOTA

SPIRITBOX

SPIRITUAL CRAMP

THE AMITY AFFLICTION

THE LAST DINNER PARTY

THE JAPANESE HOUSE

THE K’S

THE PRODIGY

THE SCRATCH

THE WOMBATS

THUS LOVE

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

VIAGRA BOYS

WUNDERHORSE

YOURS TRULY

ZACH TEMPLAR

 

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