Reading & Leeds add Alternative Stage acts

Bill Bailey, Milton Jones, Kate Tempest, Beardyman, & more

published: Wed 9th Jul 2014

Bill Bailey

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£205 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Wed 20th Aug 2014

With six weeks to go until the Festival gates open, the line-up for the Alternative Stage has been announced for Reading & Leeds Festivals, with tickets to the Reading leg of the twin August bank holiday weekend event now sold out.

Heading up the comedy line-up is Bill Bailey, who appears at both sites along with Milton Jones, The Rubberbandits, Nick Helm & The Helmettes, Terry Alderton, Jack and Dean, Katherine Ryan, Mark Watson, Chris Ramsey, Matt Rees, Matt Richardson, Daniel Sloss, Tiffany Stevenson, Glen Wool, Carl Donnelly, Phil Nichol, Tom Deacon, and Jarlath Regan.

Leeds will be host to Adam Buxton, The Midnight Beast, Sara Pascoe, People Just Do Nothing, Felicity Ward, Tom Price, and Joel Dommett.

Only appearing at Reading will be Seann Walsh, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Eric Lampeart, Sanderson Jones, Paul McCaffrey, and Jeff Leach,

Also on the bill are Kate Tempest, Beardyman, Reeps One, and they are joined at Reading only by Hollie McNish.

While Transgressive’s Alternative Stage Takeover on Saturday and Sunday at Leeds will feature Kelis, The 2 Bears, Star Slinger, Gengahr, Blonde, and Famy. The stage will run from 9.30pm until late, and Sunday features an exclusive set from Kelis. Live visuals will be provided throughout the night with more surprise appearances guaranteed on the nights themselves.

Transgressive will be taking over Friday night in Reading bringing Huw Stephens, Jen Long, and Transgressive Soundsystem to the Silent Arena.

Toby L, co-founder of Transgressive comments: "Reading and Leeds is the greatest party of the year, and our annual takeover of the Alternative Stage has seen some of my favourite moments. In past years we have had everyone from Disclosure, SBTRKT, London Grammar, Warpaint, Foals, Metronomy, Johnny Flynn, to Laura Marling, Jon Hopkins, Two Door Cinema Club, Pulled Apart by Horses and Fuck Buttons come and play for us, often providing some of their earliest or first ever festival shows.

"This year I'm as excited about the brilliant, brand new bands such as FAMY and Gengahr as I am Kelis, who we're completely honoured will come and join us for an exclusive weekend closing set in Leeds. Indeed, bring it on."

The linup includes Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson, The 1975, The Courteeners, You Me At Six, Sbtrkt, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Architects, Pusha T, Krept & Konan, Royal Blood, Vampire Weekend, Enter Shikari, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Bombay Bicycle Club.

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 Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014.

For the full details please see the Reading Festival line-ups page.

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Already all weekend, day, coach, and early entry tickets to Reading Festival have sold out.

All ticket options are still available for Leeds including weekend tickets at the price of  £205, plus booking fees, and postage fees will apply per order. Campervan tickets are also on sale priced at £60. Day tickets Friday, Saturday, Sunday £92.50 plus booking fee.



Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£205 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Wed 20th Aug 2014


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