August Bank Holiday weekend. The climax of festival season for so many partygoers across the country. But if you’re into rock, pop and new music then look no further than Reading and Leeds, the annual rock musical festival taking over these cities for three nights.
Held at Bramham Park near Leeds and Little John’s Farm in Reading, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to make a return after a nine-year absence and the American rock band could be performing some songs from their new album The Getaway as well as some of their classics. This will be the first time festival goers will be able to hear their new music live in what will be an incredible and highly-anticipated performance.
Also performing at the main stage the big names of Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and A$AP Rocky will be rocking out. There is plenty more to get stuck into with a mix of other established artists including Sigma, Hannah Wants and Duke Dumont providing some dance and house hits at the festival.
It’s an annual tradition at the Reading and Leeds Fest for a secret set to be performed from one of the big artists. Last year it was Foals who debuted their fourth album and this year it’s anyone’s guess but make sure you’re all ears around the site to keep up.
On top of all of this, the BBC Music Introducing Stage is back promoting emerging talent. In the past, we’ve seen Jake Bugg and Catfish take to this stage so this year the line-up is sure to unearth more gems.
All tickets for Reading are sold out but you can still get your hands on tickets for Leeds. Fortunately, for those who are missing out on the fun the BBC will be broadcasting the festival so you can get your dose of rock and roll.