READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL 2020: Initial Huge Line Up Announcement

Reading & Leeds Festivals today reveals Rage Against The Machine and Stormzy as its 2020 headliners alongside already announced Liam Gallagher – plus over 90 names set to play at Reading’s famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park this August bank holiday weekend (28-30th). Tickets are on sale from 9am Thursday, available here.

In addition to the headliners, the line-up also announces Scottish singer songwriter Gerry Cinnamon. His inimitable live shows are infamous for their wild atmosphere, and festival goers can expect a multitude of special sing along moments. He’ll be joined by Two Door Cinema Club, with their bold blend of alternative pop, dance beats and unforgettable riffs.2019 was the year of North Shields singer songwriter Sam Fender with his brilliantly cathartic and honest debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’, and with his appearance at this summer’s Reading & Leeds shows there’s no sign of him slowing down any time soon.

Also appearing are Courteeners whose critically acclaimed release ‘More. Again. Forever’. recently became the band’s seventh album to reach the Official UK Album Chart Top 10. Last year they sold out their own 50,000 capacity show at Heaton Park in Manchester and headlined a number of major festivals across the country. Festival goers can look forward to hearing such hits as ‘Not Nineteen Forever‘, ‘Are You In Love With A Notion?’, ‘Modern Love’ and countless others in August at Reading & Leeds.

Elsewhere, the brilliantly ambitious Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy who made a remarkable impact with his #1 debut album ‘Without Fear‘ in 2019 joins the line up, as well as Rex Orange County, who recently released his acclaimed third album ‘Pony’ to subsequently selling out three phenomenal shows at Brixton Academy. ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’ hit maker Tom Grennan, and ONR – the brainchild of singer-songwriter Robert Shield are also announced. 

Manchester born, 20 year-old MC Aitch is one of the biggest success stories in the last year. With a BRIT Award nomination, his infectious energy and unrivalled flow cement him as a force to be reckoned with at this years Reading and Leeds.

Mabel, the voice behind a brand-new generation of R&B chanteuses who boasts over two million single sales in the UK, alongside half a billion streams will play Reading & Leeds 2020, alongside London multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia – one of the most singular and irresistible pop talents of 2020.

Reading & Leeds Festival 2020

With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading & Leeds will again be the ultimate festival weekend of the summer – defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading & Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.


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