August 30 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Organisers of Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014 have added 50 new names to the line-up and confirmed the stage and day splits.
* Weekend tickets cost £205 plus £8 booking fee.
* Day tickets Friday, Saturday, Sunday cost £92.50 plus £7 booking fee.
* Early entry permits £15.
* Campervan permits £60.
* Lockers £16.
* Reading car parking £5.
(Weekend ticket prices include camping).
* Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person / address / payment card for those booking by telephone or online. The credit card line is 0871 231 0821 or visit www.festivalrepublic.com, www.readingfestival.com, www.leedsfestival.com or See Tickets.
The twin-sited music event takes place at Reading and Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend – Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24.
And among the names confirmed in the latest announcement are ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and hip-hop star Schoolboy Q.
They join the four Festival headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 for 2014.
With just 12 weeks to go until the gates open, this year looks set to be the strongest yet with the best of UK and world talent across rock, indie, dance, alternative, grime and hip-hop. Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage headliners Disclosure, Courteeners and Bombay Bicycle Club are joined by previous festival headliner Gerard Way in his first ever solo UK show, hip-hop heavyweight and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Schoolboy Q and the soulful vocal and cutting rap delivery of Maverick Sabre.
Also playing will be Aussie thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays and emotive screamo titans La Dispute.
Reading & Leeds have a burgeoning reputation for bringing the best in electronic music and cutting-edge dance to the festival and the additions of the incredible Sigma, Indiana, RÜFÜS, Panama, Kove, MØ, Lxury and Billion prove that this trend will continue.
Punk and rock have a strong heritage at Reading & Leeds and last year’s addition of a rock day added to the Lock Up Stage acknowledged that.
Now announced alongside headliners Jimmy Eat World, Gogol Bordello and Of Mice & Men are We Came As Romans, Crosses, Muncie Girls, Brutality Will Prevail, Lesser Key, The HELL, Beasts, Masked Intruder, Emily’s Army and Vales.
Providing a place to see upcoming acts alongside some real heavy hitters, the Festival Republic Stage is looking as strong as ever.
Headlined by Palma Violets, Band Of Skulls and Augustines, now King Charles, Southern, We Are Scientists, The Amazing Snakeheads, American Authors, Little Matador, The Minutes, Leaders Of Men, The Sunshine Underground, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Sivu, Drowners, Lucius and Saint Raymond have all joined the line-up.
Added as a new stage in 2013, this year sees the return of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage.
Dedicated to all things hip-hop, urban and grime, and already boasting the likes of Giggs, Pusha T, Danny Brown and Joey Bada$$, the stage is joined by MistaJam, Raleigh Ritchie, Dirty Dike, Edward Scissortongue, Dominique Young Unique, Tempa T, Little Simz, Newham Generals, Adian Coker, Kwabs, Elli Ingram, Hawk House and My Nu Leng alongside the other previously announced names.