Nine acts we can’t wait to see at Reading and Leeds Festival

Ah, Reading and Leeds festival, the crème de la crème of UK festival culture. This year, the line-up is exceptional as ever, and thousands of wellie-clad music lovers have already made their way to the site for a (hopefully) mud-free weekend.

We’ll be heading down to Leeds Festival this weekend, take a look at who we’re excited to see play:

You Me At Six

British rock champions You Me At Six are returning to the festival this year following their not-so-secret secret set at The Pit stage last summer. They’ve since embarked on a fairly lengthy UK tour and released their fifth studio album Night People. 

Catch them headlining the NME / Radio 1 stage this Saturday in Leeds and Friday in Reading.

Glass Animals

Oxford’s Glass Animals are bringing their unique brand of pop-fueled indie rock to Reading and Leeds this weekend. The band recently made headlines for being the reason the festival banned pineapples being brought on site. We reckon we’ll still see a few inflatable ones during their set…

Glass Animals will be on the NME / Radio 1 stage on Sunday in Leeds and Saturday in Reading.

Bastille

Indie giants Bastille recently dropped an impressive cover of Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’ for Amazon’s new superhero series The Tick. The band, best known for Bad World track ‘Pompeii’ will be performing on the Main Stage on Saturday night in Leeds and Friday in Reading.

Halsey

New York’s Halsey has been making some serious waves in the music biz since the release of her phenomenal debut Badlands in 2015. She’s since released a second album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and is due to make her first Reading and Leeds appearance this weekend.

She’ll be performing on the NME / Radio 1 stage on Friday in Leeds and Sunday in Reading.

Muse

Reading and Leeds veterans Muse are returning to the festival for yet another headline slot this weekend. Their show promises to be an explosive mix of prog-rock and electronica and, if past shows are anything to go by, a whole lot of pyrotechnics.

Catch them headline the Main Stage on Friday in Leeds and Sunday in Reading.

Jimmy Eat World

Arizona’s Jimmy Eat World are pure, unadulterated pop-punk legends. They’re returning to Reading and Leeds with a brand new album under their belt, 2016’s Integrity Blues. Find them on the Main Stage on Saturday in Leeds and Friday in Reading.

Haim

Pop-rock sisters Haim are bringing some serious festival vibes to Reading and Leeds this weekend. They’re coming armed with a brand new album, Something to Tell You, and a whole lot of energy. Haim will be headlining the NME / Radio 1 stage on Friday in Leeds and Sunday in Reading.

Mallory Knox

Cambridge five-piece Mallory Knox fell back onto our radar with the release of their third studio album Wired in March this year. Their melodic take on alternative rock will be gracing the Main Stage on Saturday in Leeds and Friday in Reading.

Pvris

American rock connoisseurs Pvris are heading to Reading and Leeds on the eve of the release of their second studio album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. Check them out on the Main Stage Sunday in Leeds and Saturday in Reading.

 

Make sure to keep an eye on CelebMix this weekend for reviews, interviews, and daily round-ups.

Written by Faith Ridler

Faith Ridler is a UK based student, music journalist, and twenty one pilots aficionado. Follow her on Twitter @FaithLRidler!

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