The first names for next year’s Reading & Leeds Festival have been announced.
For the first time, the event will host two main stages with six headliners: Stormzy and Liam Gallagher (who were also playing 2020), plus Post Malone, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens of the Stone Age.
The all-male top bill has come as a bit of a surprise following organiser Melvin Benn‘s recent comments. In promoting the event last week, he claimed this would be ‘the most all encompassing and inclusive Reading & Leeds line-up ever’.
Also confirmed are Two Door Cinema Club, Lewis Capaldi, Beabadoobee, 100 Gecs, Ashnikko, AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Da Baby, Fever 333, Mabel, Sofi Tukker, Lyra, Madison Beer and MK.
Reading & Leeds 2021 will take place from 27th-29th August. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Thursday, 3rd September.