READING & LEEDS: Stage Upgrade & New Additions

Following a year of phenomenal global success Reading and Leeds Festival 2019 today announce that Billie Eilish, who this year has become the youngest female solo artist to score a number one album in the UK, will be moving from the BBC Radio 1 Stage to Main Stage on Saturday in Reading and Sunday in Leeds.

Festival Republic’s Managing Director, Melvin Benn, commented “Following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the Main Stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend”.

Reading & Leeds Festival, has today also announced more names across the music stages, including Basque influenced trio Crystal Fighters who will now be headlining the Festival Republic Stage in Leeds on Friday and Sunday in Reading. They will be playing hits from their four world music-infused indie pop albums including songs from their latest record ‘Gaia & Friends’, while up and coming hip-hop rapper and YouTube personality DDG will be joining the BBC Radio 1xtra Stage.

Those looking to dance throughout the bank holiday weekend need look no further than the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage where Tough Love have been added to the line-up on Friday in Reading and Saturday in Leeds. The London based duo have rapidly risen through the house scene the last few years with their distinct productions and energetic, bass-heavy DJ sets, and they’ll be sure to keep the crowd on their toes. Elsewhere, DJ’s Doktored and Danny Oliver join the line up for Leeds’ infamous late night Piccadilly Party.

With Reading Festival now completely sold out and only limited Leeds Weekend and Day tickets still available, festival fans are urged to snap up tickets as soon as possible to catch unforgettable headline performances from The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Post Malone, and Foo Fighters as well as other huge names across the weekend including Billie Eilish, Bastille, Charli XCX, Dave, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Machine Gun Kelly, Pale Waves, and Royal Blood.

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

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