The Libertines will headline Reading & Leeds

plus over 50 acts announced today, and cheap day ticket offer!

published: Tue 24th Feb 2015

The Libertines

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£205 - plus booking fee - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Tue 25th Aug 2015

The Libertines are confirmed as headliners of Reading and Leeds Festivals which happen over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Also on the Main Stage on Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds will be All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon appear on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds  appearing as a s a European exclusive, with the dstage also hosting Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees, The Cribs, Panic At The Disco, Lonely The Brave, Neck Deep, and Marmozets.

Headlining the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage on Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds will be Knife Party, with Limp Bizkit, Tyler, the Creator, Swim Deep, Everything Everything, Peace, Gorgon City, American Football, Circa Waves, Jamie XX, Glass Animals, The Districts, and Slaves also confirmed for that stage.

Boy Better Know featuring JME, Skepta, Wiley, Shorty, Solo 45, Maximum, Jammer & Frisco will be headlining the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on the Sunday at Reading and the Friday at Leeds, with the line-up also featuring Camo & Krooked, Brodinski, Hudson Mohawke, Ben Khan, My Nu Leng, Toyboy & Robin, Cardiknox, FTSE, Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, and Tourist.

The line-up for the Lock Up on Friday at Reading / Saturday at Leeds is topped by New Found Glory, and  Mastodon on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds with Cancer Bats, Frnkiero And The Cellabration, Ghost, Gojira, Modern Life Is War, The Menzingers, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow, and Simple Plan, also appearing there over the weekend.

All three Festival Republic Stage headliners are revealed with Django Django topping the bill on Friday at Reading / Saturday at Leeds, The Wombats are headliners on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds, and Frank Turner with a solo set fills the top slot on Reading on Sunday / Leeds on Friday. Ash, Alvvays, Coasts, Darlia, DMA's, Jake Isaac, Little May, Rat Boy, San Fermin, Bulletproof Bomb, We Are The Ocean, Walking on Cars, and Radkey also fill out the line-up.

Co-headlining the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage on the Friday at Reading and the Saturday at Leeds are A$AP Ferg, and Flatbush Zombies, with Azealia Banks closing Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds, Craze, Krept & Konan, Lethal Bizzle, Nick Brewer, Oneman, Pell, Ratking, Stormzy, and Rae Sremmurd complete the new acts announced for that stage.

Festival boss Melvin Benn commented, "What a band to announce as our third headliner. The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.

"I’m excited to announce over 50 other phenomenally talented acts today who will bring amazing performances for our fans. I really think we’ve got the ultimate line-up this year. Where else can you see Kendrick Lamar on the same day as Deadmau5 and Years & Years, or Marmozets on the same day as Azealia Banks or Metallica, or All Time Low on the same day as Knife Party or Mumford & Sons!

"It’s almost exactly six months to the Festivals and I already can’t wait until August Bank Holiday weekend.

"Having spent some time reviewing the ticket price and talking to people about it I felt that where we had got to with the day price was too high and once I really examined it decided to go the whole hog and reduce it to £59.50. However, anyone thinking it’s a way to get the weekend including camping cheaper will be disappointed. It will not give access to the campsite as I'm creating new entrances for day ticket holders. It’s still great though for those that don't want to camp."

They join the previously announced two headlining acts Metallica, and Mumford & Sons, with Royal Blood, Bastille, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Pretty Vicious, Jack Garratt, Hannah Wants, Jamie T, Pierce The Veil, Wilkinson, Refused, Mastodon, While She Sleeps, Run the Jewels, and Manchester Orchestra also confirmed. There are no other acts confirmed yet for 2015, expect a line-up of big names from the rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal scenes.

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 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015.

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

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

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Day tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are priced at £59.50.

Tickets are on sale priced at £205 and postage fees will apply per order, with a Wednesday early entry permit priced at £19.50, a car park pass is priced at £9.50, locker hire is £15.50 for the weekend, and a campervan pass is priced at £74.

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.

Note: Tickets will not be on sale at the gate. There will be no box office of any kind. All tickets will be sent out to customers.

Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan, and pay the balance in monthly instalments.

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.



Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£205 - plus booking fee - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Tue 25th Aug 2015


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