Reading and Leeds Festivals have announced that a massive 6 headliners will perform in 2021 without any clashes as a second main stage is added to each site to accommodate an incredible line-up to mark the festival’s return.
Headliners Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure, and Queens of the Stone Age will be joined by some of the most exciting talent in rock, indie, alternative, hip-hop, and dance including AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, and Two Door Cinema Club, with even more yet to be announced.
The three day festival takes place on 27th-29th August 2021, returning to Reading’s famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park.
Please visit www.readingfestival.com/ for more information.
Before Stormzy released his platinum-selling #1 debut album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ in February 2017, many would merely have called him one of the most promising rappers on the UK scene. Nearly three years on however, that description is utterly inadequate. A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism. He has become one of the UK’s most inspiring cultural figures and earlier this year, during his headline performance at Glastonbury Festival, he took the opportunity to highlight a plethora of social issues, including the injustice of young black children being criminalised in a biased and disproportionate justice system.
See 19 tour dates featuring Stormzy
Catfish and the Bottlemen
One of the most exciting guitar bands to burst through in the UK in recent times, Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in 2007 in North Wales. Their debut album, The Balcony, reached number 10 in the UK Albums Chart and they won their first Brit Award for British Breakthrough act in February 2016. This was followed by the release of their second album, The Ride, in May 2016. Since then the band have shown no signs of slowing with numerous tours and festival headlining slots under their belts, with third album, The Balance, being released in April 2019.
See 4 tour dates featuring Catfish and the Bottlemen
Post Malone is an American Hip-Hop / RnB singer and producer from Grapevine, Texas. Since his breakthrough hit song 'White Iverson' in 2015, Malone has since gone on to work with the likes of 50 Cent, Young Thug and Kanye West, along with being the opening act on Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour. Post Malone stirs a mix of genres into his own sonic sound that’s both intoxicating and invigorating. He regularly rewrites history, blurs boundaries, and incites internet-breaking conversation with every move. The Dallas, Texas artist has achieved back-to-back number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200, received countless multi-platinum certifications around the world, and smashed one record after another with his chart-topping hits. It all started with his triple-platinum influential 2016 debut, ‘Stoney’.
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Disclosure are a garage-house duo consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence who grew up in south London with an extensive background in music. They took the electronic dance music scene by storm and are equally at home in live arenas or on record. Their 2013 debut album 'Settle' was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, while the single 'White Noise' featuring Aluna George reached no.2 in the UK singles chart. The guys continue to push dance boundaries with 2015's follow-up album 'Caracal'.
See 7 tour dates featuring Disclosure
One of the pioneers of '90s Brit pop, Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both previous bands. His erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press; but he remains one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music.
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Queens Of The Stone Age
Californian grunge band Queens Of The Stone Age, whose stoner-rock sound and notoriously rock'n'roll lifestyle have propelled them into the major-league, alongside the likes of fellow American rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.
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