Biffy Clyro commented: "We're baaaaack!! We are honoured to be asked to close Reading and Leeds this summer. We had one of the best nights of our lives last time and we're going to do all we can to make it even bigger and better in 2016. You ain't seen nothing yet motherfuckers!!"
Also confirmed for the twin festival playing across the August Bank Holiday weekend are Chvrches, Die Antwoord, Maximo Park, The Neighbourhood, Lower Than Atlantis, Mura Masa, AlunaGeorge, Giggs, Philip George, 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$AP Rocky, G-Eazy, Five Finger Death Punch, The Wombats, Savages, Cage The Elephant, Half Moon Run, David Rodigan, JAUZ, Raleigh Ritchie, MistaJam, Yungen, Highly Suspect, The King Blues, Modern Baseball, Seratones, Basement, and State Champs.
UK Festival exclusives include The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, HAIM, Lower Than Atlantis, Asking Alexandria, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Travi$ Scott, G-Eazy, Five Finger Death Punch, Sleeping With Sirens, The Neighbourhood, Die Antwoord, Cage The Elephant, and Highly Suspect.
Festival Republic are being commendably brave by breaking new headliners with Foals, and Disclosure also co-headlining the weekend, as will Red Hot Chili Peppers, they lead the first acts announced who were Jack Ü, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap , Parkway Drive, The Internet, Crystal Castles, Nothing But Thieves, Oliver Heldens, Hannah Wants, Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Room with Cassetteboy v DJ Rubbish, 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, 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.
Melvin Benn, commented, "This year really is a big one for Reading and Leeds. Five headliners across three days – it’s a first for us and the UK Festival scene. We’re always looking to give Reading and Leeds fans something new and this year isn’t going to disappoint. Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy are going to be incredible."
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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