Headlining as a festival exclusive Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the first acts announced for next year's Reading and Leeds Festivals which happens annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
When the band were asked which UK Festival they would like to play next summer, Chad Smith commented, "the simultaneous answer was Reading and Leeds."
Melvin Benn commented, "I'm thrilled to be able to announce Red Hot Chili Peppers as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2016, as a festival exclusive. Their incredible live show will be an unforgettable headline performance at the UK's biggest music festival. We've still got some really exciting names to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up. It's going to be our best year yet."
Slaves added, "It's always a pleasure to play at Reading and Leeds and it's an honour to be invited back to play again in 2016. The crowds have been good to us and we are always very grateful. The lineup is always a gooden and we're looking forward to being part of it and taking things up another level this time. See you there."
Weekend tickets are priced at £205. A Wednesday early entry permit is priced at £20, a campervan pass is £75, and a locker is priced at £16, and a car park pass is for Reading is priced at £10. Prices do not include booking fees.
For this month those wanting tickets can secure them by paying £58 now, then take December and January off and paying the next instalment of £50 on 1st February, another £50 on 1st March and a final £55 payment on 1st April 1st (+£6.50 postage)
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.
Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire with both events happening over the weekend of Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th August 2016.
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