Alternative Stage line-up announced for Reading and Leeds

comedians, novelty dance offs, rebel bingo, music and more

published: Tue 28th May 2013

Andrew O Neill

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013

The Alternative Stage line-up has been announced for this summer's Reading & Leeds Festivals.

Comedians confirmed to appear over the weekend of the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August are Russell Kane, Rob Delaney, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Trevor Noah, Jamie Kilstein, and Carl Donnelly's National Reading & Leeds Novelty Dance Off Finals with the regional semi-finalists battling it out at each site to be crowned Novelty Dance Off winners. Carl will be joined by his friends, Paul McCaffrey, Damian Clark and Tom Deacon to judge the finals.

Also bringing the laughs are Nathan Caton, Andrew O'Neill, Joel Dommett, Katherine Ryan, Idiots Of Ants, Tiffany Stevenson, Ellis James, Rob Beckett, Luisa Omielan, Suzi Ruffell, Mark Simmons, and Andrew Ryan.

Whilst appearing only at Leeds will be Seann Walsh, Mark Thomas, Jarred Christmas, Romesh Ranganathan, Lucy Beaumont, and Jim Smallman. Similarly appearing only at Reading will be Shappi Khorsandi, Tom Deacon and Daniel Townes. On the music side of things acts confirmed are MC Doom, Shlomo & The Lip Factory, Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain, Reeps1, Transgressive Records DJs, Propaganda with special guests Haim, and a screening of Snoop Lion: Reincarnated.

Rebel Bingo, and Boogaloo Stu are added to the those appearing at Leeds, with Buttoned Down Disco added to the Reading bill.

For the line-up details, and stage splits, where available, please click here for Reading and here for Leeds.

Other artists playing across the Festivals include the Main Stage UK festival exclusive headliners Green Day, Eminem, and Biffy Clyro, plus UK festival exclusive performances from Fall Out Boy, System Of A Down and Deftones, as well as Skrillex, Major Lazer, Azealia Banks, Flux Pavillion, Redlight, Night Works, Foals, Jake Bugg, Bring Me The Horizon, System of a Down, Fall Out Boy, Alt-J, Deftones, Skrillex, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Knife Party, Frank Turner, A$AP Rocky, The Strypes, Alex Clare, Disclosure, The Lumineers, Swim Deep, Azealia Banks, Editors, Johnny Marr, Magnetic Man, Baauer, Major Lazer, Tame Impala, Bastille, Mallory Knox, Temples, Modestep, The 1975, The Blackout, New Found Glory, Theme Park, Brand New, Tomahawk, Hadouken!, Palma Violets, Twin Atlantic, Chase & Status, Haim, Peace, Deap Vally, Sub Focus, and more.There are still around more acts to be confirmed as well the line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage.

Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Weekend tickets are priced at £202.50, with day tickets priced at £90.

Early entry tickets enabling festival goers to get into the site on the Wednesday are priced at £15, car park passes £5, with campervan passes priced at £60, and lockers £15.

Tickets can also be secured with a £67.50 deposit. The last day you can participate in the scheme will be on Friday 31 May.

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.

To buy tickets, click here.



Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013


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