Reading & Leeds reveal Alternative Stage line-ups

Lee Nelson, Reginald D Hunter, Scroobius Pip, and many more

published: Tue 26th Jun 2012

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Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
Friday or Saturday £85, Sunday day tickets and weekend tickets sold out
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 27th Aug 2012

Lee Nelson's Well Good Party featuring THePETEBOX, Reginald D Hunter, and Scroobius Pip are amongst the acts announced for the Alternative Stage line-up at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

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Confirmed to appear at both site are (in alphabetical order) Chris Ramsey, Damo Clark, Doc Brown, Glenn Wool, Holly Walsh, Jason Byrne, Jimmy Mcghie, Kid Koala, Late Night Gimp Fight, Lee Nelson 's Well Good Party featuring THePETEBOX, Nathan Caton, Popcorn Comedy, Reginald D Hunter, Scroobius Pip, Seann Walsh, and Stephen K Amos.

The line-up for Reading also includes Benjamin Zephaniah, Chris Cox, Jeff Leach, and Katherine Ryan.

Whilst at Leeds the acts appearing are Abandoman, Al Murray, Chris Shepherd, Joel Dommett, Martin Bigpig Mor, Naz Osmanoglu, Propaganda DJs with The Pigeon Detectives (DJ set), Tom Deacon, and Secret Cinema featuring Asian Dub Foundation performing a live re-score to the film 'La Haine'.

Also at Leeds is The Energy Sessions Arena with a line-up on Thursday of Rudimental, Gemini, Ben Casey, and Plastic Thumbs. On Friday it hosts Fred V and Grafix, B Traits, Plastic Thumbs, and Ben Casey. On Saturday Mr Hudson headlines with support from Doorly, and Beat Medikz. Whilst on Sunday Rout & Sgt Rolfy is joined by Kissy Sell Out, Beat Medikz, and Plastic Thumbs.

They join a line-up that includes headliners The Cure, Kasabian, and Foo Fighters. Also confirmed are The Maccabees, At The Drive-In, Justice, Metronomy, Paramore and The Black Keys with their only UK festival appearances, Florence + The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Bullet For My Valentine, All Time Low, The Gaslight Anthem, Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six, Crystal Castles, Angels & Airwaves, Coheed & Cambria, Cancer Bats, Deaf Havana, The Vaccines, Enter Shikari, The Shins, OFWGKTA, Mystery Jets, Blood Red Shoes, Eagles Of Death Metal, Band Of Skulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Foster the People, The Courteeners, The Cribs, Billy Talent, Miike Snow, Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, SBTRKT, Katy B, Azealia Banks, and Jaguar Skills.

The festivals will feature a full line-up of over 150 acts over the weekend on six stages. For the line-up details, and stage splits, where available, please click here for Reading and here for Leeds.

Many more names are still to be announced including the full line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage.

The twin festivals take place on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August. Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.


All weekend ticket holders will be entitled to a free pint and a burger to say 'thank-you' for coming.

General sale tickets are on sale now priced at £197.50 for a weekend ticket. Early entry tickets enabling festival goers to get into the site on the Wednesday are also available priced at £15, with campervan passes priced at £60, and lockers £15. Day tickets will be £85 for any day. Over 18's wristband will be optional, but allow those that look young to not have to carry ID around all the time.

Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person and per credit card for those booking online. U16s (15 & under) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.

In order to spread the cost of tickets there will be two installment schemes, a two-part scheme and a four-part scheme, available to buy from official ticket agents (see below).

The Two-part scheme will involve an initial payment of £98.75 plus an £8 booking fee. This will be followed by making a second payment of £98.75 plus a postage fee priced at £5.25 per transaction (regardless of number of tickets in the booking) at a later date (yet tbc).

The Four-part scheme requires an initial payment of £49.38 plus the £8 booking fee per ticket. Followed by two more monthly instalments at £49.38, and then a final £49.38 payment plus £5.25 postage fee per transaction (regardless of number of tickets in the booking).

To buy tickets for Reading from Seetickets - click here.

To buy tickets for Reading from Ticketline - click here.

To buy tickets for Reading from Gigantic - click here.

To buy tickets for Reading from Ticketmaster - click here.

To buy tickets for Leeds from Seetickets - click here.

To buy tickets for Leeds from Ticketline - click here.

To buy tickets for Leeds from Gigantic - click here.

To buy tickets for Leeds from Ticketmaster - click here.

Coach travel with combined festival tickets can also be purchased. To buy coach tickets for Reading Festival with National Express click here. To buy coach tickets for Leeds Festival with National Express click here.

Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.

Make sure any tickets you buy are legitimate. eFestivals always links to official ticket outlets (and doesn't host adverts for unofficial outlets unlike other festival websites!) so you can be sure that any ticket bought via eFestivals will get you into the festival of your choice. Do not purchase tickets from unofficial or secondary ticket outlets or auction sites as they often are unable to supply the tickets, and might not even give you a refund - there's lots of dodgy operators out there!

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
Friday or Saturday £85, Sunday day tickets and weekend tickets sold out
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 27th Aug 2012


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