For the ninth consecutive year, Transgressive Records come to Reading & Leeds Festivals for an after-hours showcase on the Alternative Stage, hijacking Reading on Friday, and Leeds on Saturday and Sunday night, the stage runs from 9.30pm until late to ensure the festivities continue long after the headliners have finished.
They bring with them to Leeds on the Sunday night of the festival a live performance from Fat White Family. They'll be joined by fast-rising hip-hop star Loyle Carner, and sets from Bless DJs, and Transgressive Soundsystem DJs.
A Metronomy (DJ Set) from Joe Mount playing a special Summer '08 DJ Set on the Saturday night at Leeds with a live show from Honne and a special guest late night DJ set from Peep Show's Super Hans, making his Leeds Festival debut at Bramham Park and carrying the party on until 3am.
Whilst The Alternative Stage at Reading on Friday will feature back to back DJ sets from rock's finest including Peace (DJ Set) vs Hinds (DJ Set), BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens vs Pulled Apart By Horses (DJ Set), the Transgressive Soundsystem vs Rockfeedback DJs and a closing set by Jen Long vs Bless DJs. Specially commissioned live visuals will be provided throughout the night, as well as more surprise appearances.
Toby L, co-founder of Transgressive, commented, "Every year the Transgressive Takeover at Reading and Leeds gets bigger and bigger, and it's such a joy to return once again in 2016. Last year the legendary Mike Skinner and Jackmaster killed it, whilst prior to that the likes of Kelis, London Grammar, Disclosure, Two Door Cinema Club, SBTRKT and so many more have always ensured true variety and class.
"This time, we cannot wait to welcome Loyle Carner - one of the most important new artists on the planet right now - to the stage, plus Fat White Family, Honne and all our guest DJs, not least a very welcome return from Metronomy. Meanwhile, God only knows what Super-Hans has in store for us; his first ever Glastonbury appearance this summer is already the stuff of legend.
"After the headliners finish, come and pay us a visit - we'll be expecting you."
Joining them on the bill across the August Bank Holiday weekend are five headliners with Foals, and Disclosure co-headlining, so will Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy. They lead a line-up including Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, The 1975, Courteeners, Twenty One Pilots, Boy Better Know, DJ Ez, Slaves, Crossfaith, Hinds, RatBoy, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sleeping With Sirens, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Asking Alexandria, Fearless Vampire Killers, Jack Ü, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap , Parkway Drive, Chvrches, Die Antwoord, Maximo Park, The Neighbourhood, Lower Than Atlantis, Mura Masa, AlunaGeorge, Giggs, Philip George, FVK, Lady Leshurr, Banners, Citizen, Jack Garratt, Sigma, Krept & Konan, Duke Dumont, Netsky, Travi$ Scott, Blossoms, Section Boyz, Skindred, Anderson .Paak, Disciples, My Nu Leng b2b Oneman + Dread MC, Riton, Kvelertak, Inheaven, Tuff Love, Sundara Karma, Semtex, Birdy Nam Nam, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, G-Eazy, Five Finger Death Punch, The Wombats, Savages, Cage The Elephant, Half Moon Run, David Rodigan, JAUZ, Raleigh Ritchie, MistaJam, Yungen, Highly Suspect, The King Blues, Modern Baseball, Seratones, Basement State ChampsThe Internet, Crystal Castles, Nothing But Thieves, Oliver Heldens, Hannah Wants, Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Room with Cassetteboy v DJ Rubbish, Creeper, Citizen, Wakrat, and Dead!.. The first of hundreds of exciting acts set to appear across the weekend..
For the full details please see the Reading Festival line-ups page.
For the full details please see the Leeds Festival line-ups page.
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.
Weekend tickets are priced at £205. A Wednesday early entry permit is priced at £20 (sold out at Reading), 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.
Day tickets are priced at £59.50, Saturday day tickets at Reading have sold out.
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.
latest on this festival
line-ups & rumours
awarded by Attitude is Everything's Charter of Best Practice
festival home page