Last night, while I was at the Queen concert, the final headliner for this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals was announced, along with some other acts. I swore that I wouldn’t go back this year, but I might actually have to go, because the line up looks banging!
Headlining this year’s festival are Mumford and Sons, Metallica, and The Libertines, and the confirmed support acts are pretty damn sick!
Coming up as support for Mumford and Sons we have Bastille, and a special guest that is yet to be announced on the main stage, Limp Bizkit on the NME stage, and Wilkinson live on the Dance stage. All the old school ~emo fans will be more than happy to learn that Panic At The Disco will be playing the main stage, so make sure you get your black eyeliner and thick sweeping side-fringe ready if you’re going this year! Might be a good idea to get hold of a bullet belt with your skin-tight jeans too…
Saturday’s headliner is Metallica, and support on the main stage comes from Bring Me The Horizon, which has made me want to go for the whole weekend. I love BMTH more than words can describe, and seeing them at Wembley in December 2014 was literally one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to – and I’ve been to a lot. Before Bring Me take the stage, Royal Blood will perform a set, and they’re a phenomenal live band, and have come such a long way really freaking quickly. The addition of Pierce the Veil are making it look like I won’t be straying too far from the main stage for at least the afternoon of Saturday.
The Libertines are definitely making a comeback this year, and have already been confirmed as a headliner for T in the Park this year, and now they’re set to be closing up Reading festival this summer. Just to mix everything up and confuse the hell out of half the crowd, Kendrick Lamar will be supporting Pete Doherty and co, with Jamie T also performing on the main stage that day.
If the return of The Libertines isn’t really your thing, you can always catch Deadmau5 headlining the NME stage, which really is a live performance worth seeing, I promise you. Tyler the Creator will also be performing on the NME stage that day, with Boy Better Know set to take over the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on Sunday night.
Also appearing over the weekend are Azaelia Banks, Lethal Bizzle, Krept and Konan, Django Django, New Found Glory, While She Sleeps, Simple Plan, We Are The Ocean, Rebel Sound, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Swim Deep, Run The Jewels, Jamie xx, All Time Low, and The Cribs.
Check out the full line up, and book tickets now – also pls book me one. I will be bringing back the fundraiser again this year, so please donate to #GetSeetalToReading2k15 thank you and good night.