Spilling with big names and rising favourites, including previously announced headliners You Me At Six, Flume and Haim, the NME/Radio One Stage has announced even more stand-out sets over the weekend.

Monumental live performances will come from Mura Masa, the electronic maestro behind hits ‘Love$ick’ and ‘Firefly’. The highly acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist will reign over Reading and Leeds with thundering beats and a set that promises to point towards his becoming one of the most exciting artists in the world.

Bass-giant Sub Focus, aka Nick Douwma is set to up the ante with an unmissable live set of eclectic dance, having released new material Lingua earlier this year.

Having made a name for herself through collaborations with Rudimental, Sean Paul and Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie is set to bring her mellifluous melodies and infectious synth lines to the festival.

Teenage singer-songwriter extraordinaire Declan McKenna is another new name on the bill who is most definitely primed for big things over the year ahead. Possessing a live show that lights up packed venues and TV screens wherever he goes, and with a debut album out this summer, Declan McKenna’s moment is here and Reading and Leeds is the place to be to witness it all.

Chicago’s The Orwells will be packing out their muscular riffs and catchy refrains for an unpredictable appearance this year, along with Marika Hackman, whose hotly tipped new album I’m Not Your Man is set to drop this summer, full of distinct melodies and a bolder new sound. Expect it to go down a treat when Marika Hackman steps up to the Reading & Leeds stage this summer.

Brighton geek-rockers The Magic Gang, melancholy indie scuzz three piece Blaenavon and Australia’s psych-pop groovers Pond are also lined up for stunning moments over the weekend, while further additions King No-One, SG Lewis, Mutemath and X Ambassadors all add to making the NME/Radio One Stage a not to be missed musical destination throughout the festival.



Declan McKenna:

“Reading & Leeds is definitely going to be a highlight of the year for me. Am so excited to finally be playing at a festival I love so much and have been to so many times.”

Zach Lount, King NoOne:

“Reading and Leeds is such an amazing platform to spread who we are and drive our message of equality to more and more people. We can’t wait to share our biggest moment”

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Today in 1991 Nirvana released 'Nevermind' so naturally we're reliving their set with us from 1992. 🤘
Are there any sets from Reading that you wish you could have seen / sets you could see again? ❤️️Music video by Nirvana performing Smells Like Teen Spirit. (C) 2009 Geffen Records
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Daniel Jay Toms the best day ☺️

Muse @ Reading 2011 was a great set. Played the whole of "Origin of Symmetry" in one night, followed by a few more of their greatest hits

Lost Prophets 2009

I would love to see Nirvana live and the one I would see again would the enemy or foo fighters saw both of them and they are amazing

Foo Fighters 2012 & Metallica 2015

Oasis What a night that was

Prodigy 96 and 98 both amazing nights

Rage Against The Machine

Oh back when Reading was a good festival. Sadly I wasn't even born til 94. Reading fest truly died a death around 2014.

Hanoi Rocks in '83 and Ben Folds Five in '95

Foo Fighters!

Wish I could see - this, SOAD and Metallica 2003, see again - Rage against the machine and tenacious d 08, Biffy Clyro 2013

My dad was there for this, he didnt realise he had been there until about a month ago when his friend told him how they had been and seen Nirvana together at Reading that year

Sids 'ash' Sidey 🤘🏻

I wish I could have seen RIDE who headlined the day before nirvana played in 1992

Therapy? at Reading '92

Foo fighters 2012 for sure 🤘

Biffy Clyro put on an unreal set in 2013 was quite surprised how good it was

Tal Dahari Ayelet Maizner

Of ones where I've been there I'd relive Rage Against the Machine 2008, Green Day 2004 and the Libertines/Arcade Fire back to back night 2010.

I was there, they were awful..I'd like to see Bad News again from 87, who were also awful but that was the point!

Jeff Buckley 94. Oh oh oh and the Amazons this year. I cried at both. 1st because I'm a big wetter and 2nd because me and my daughter emerged unscathed after an Amazons mosh pit just appeared from nowhere. Both great gigs.

Tegan Allard-Austin

Regret going to Deadmau5 instead of Kendrick & wish Tyler didn’t get banned from the UK in 2015

Jake Andrews

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