August 21 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Organisers of Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014 have announced more bands for this summer’s line-up, including co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore.
The rock music festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at sites in Reading and Leeds.
And rock heroes Queens Of The Stone Age and pop-rock trailblazers Paramore will co-headline at Richfield Avenue, Reading, on Friday, August 22 and at Bramham Park, Leeds, the following day in their only UK performances of 2014.
They join already confirmed headliners, pop-punk legends Blink-182, who perform their only UK shows of 2014 on the Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds, and multi BRIT and NME Award-winning Arctic Monkeys, who will grace the stage in an England and Wales festival exclusive set on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds.
Following the expansion of the festival last year to encompass even more music and genres, Reading & Leeds are back with a line-up that’s more diverse than ever.
Also announced on Monday night were Vampire Weekend, St Albans post-hardcore heroes Enter Shikari, Deaf Havana, Hacktivist, Temples and Drenge, Imagine Dragons, Foster The People, The Hives, Peace, Bombay Bicycle Club, Chvrches, Don Broco, Cage The Elephant, NERO (live), Pendulum (DJ set), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Clean Bandit, Jungle and Flume.
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) tweeted his delight at joining the festival’s line-up.
On Twitter, he posted the message: “Can’t wait to get back on that main stage at Reading/Leeds again this year. #RandL14”
With festival veterans You Me At Six returning to Reading & Leeds and Jake Bugg making a well-deserved step up to the main stage, the 2014 line-up is certainly taking shape.
* 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 Grammy Award-winning Vampire Weekend and multi Grammy Award-winning hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also hit the main stage for what promises to be an incredible set alongside fellow Americans Imagine Dragons and Foster The People, and the UK’s Deaf Havana.
Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage alongside previously announced headliners Disclosure and Courteeners are Bombay Bicycle Club, who return to the festivals armed with their new number one album So Long, See You Tomorrow, as well as catchy electronic pop group Chvrches, UK single chart-toppers Clean Bandit and mysterious London hype duo Jungle.
This year’s BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage is shaping up to be as exciting as ever, with already confirmed headliners Netsky Live joined by Australian superstar Flume and a special DJ set from drum ‘n’ bass heavyweights Pendulum.
Across the festival there will be performances from Klaxons, David Rodigan, Lower Than Atlantis, Boys Noize, Danny Brown, Eagulls, The Fat White Family and many more.
With many more acts to be announced in the coming weeks across these stages, as well as the Festival Republic Stage, Lock Up Stage, The Pit, BBC Introducing Stage and the Alternative Stage, this year promises to be another huge one for Reading & Leeds.
The full line-up announced so far:
(* = Exclusive festival performance)
(** = Exclusive performance)
A Day To Remember **
Arctic Monkeys *
Bombay Bicycle Club
Cage The Elephant *
David Rodigan MBE
Don Broco *
Enter Shikari **
Foster The People
I Am Legion
Jake Bugg *
Jimmy Eat World
Krept & Konan
Lower Than Atlantis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis **
Nero (Live) **
Of Mice & Men **
Pendulum (DJ set) *
Queens Of The Stone Age **
Sleeping With Sirens **
The Fat White Family
The Hives **
Vampire Weekend *
You Me At Six **