Festival boss Melvin Benn said, "I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement. A co-headline with two of the most promising British acts out there; Foals secret set last year was a highlight for me, as I’m sure their debut headline slot will be, coupled with the phenomenal Disclosure – we’re very proud to be able to give these acts the recognition they deserve."
Foals added, "We're absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It's a dream come true. I used to watch Nirvana live at Reading '92, on vhs, repeatedly while dying my hair blue & learning how to play guitar, badly. We've worked our way up on our own terms & to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us & hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns & focus on what matters, you'll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band."
Also confirmed for the twin festival playing across the August Bank Holiday weekend are Jack U, English festival exclusive Two Door Cinema Club, plus UK festival exclusive appearances from Fetty Wap, Parkway Drive, and The Internet.
On the Alternative Stage headliners Kurupt FM will present Champagne Steam Rooms, bringing the pure vibes of champagne era UKG to Reading & Leeds 2016, with special guests, also confirmed for the same stage are Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish.
Making a festival exclusive headlining appearance are Red Hot Chili Peppers, who lead the first acts announced - Eagles Of Death Metal (UK Festival Exclusive), The 1975, Courteeners, Twenty One Pilots, Boy Better Know, DJ Ez, Slaves, Crossfaith, Hinds, and RatBoy. The first of hundreds of exciting acts set to appear across the weekend.
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, 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.
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.
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