With huge headline performances set from the likes of Kasabian, Eminem and Muse, even more names have been confirmed for their standout moment in the sun on those iconic Reading & Leeds Main Stages. Along with the unmissable returns of Liam Gallagher and PVRIS, politically-charged garage rockers VANT will be making the step up, following on from a festival-stopping set on last year’s Festival Republic Stage.

Their debut album Dumb Blood radiated unstoppable hits, so expect their performance at this year’s festival to be a journey into unfiltered riffs in full glory. Grunge-tinged indie-pop pair Honeyblood will lay out tracks from second studio album Babes Never Die at the festivals, with LA blues rock duo Deap Vally will be bringing Femejism to both sites, and frenetic London quartet Judas heading back to the Main Stage after their sensational last-minute slot at Leeds last year.


Lynn Gunn, PVRIS

“We are incredibly grateful to be performing again at Reading & Leeds. Our first experience at the festival was phenomenal and took us completely by surprise. We are excited to see what comes from it this time around and perhaps even play some new tunes *wink wink*”


Deap Vally

“We can’t wait to return to the R & L stage and show everyone how it’s done”!



“We feel totally honoured and privileged to be asked to open the main stage this year. We have been working so hard for so long and it’s amazing to be rewarded with the chance to play the main stage at the best music festival in the U.K. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, see you in August! Let’s have it”


“Mega excited to be playing Reading and Leeds this year! It’s such a legendary festival and it’s an absolute dream come true be on the main stage.”

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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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