Britain’s biggest rock festival Reading And Leeds will be arriving this summer and with the absence of Glastonbury, acts such as Post Malone and Wolf Alice present an interesting array of genres to look forward to…
Founded in 1955, Reading Festival has hosted some of the world’s most iconic acts including Metallica, Iron Maiden, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Iggy Pop and many more.
This year Reading will return Thursday, 23rd – Sunday, 26th August 2018.
Perhaps one of the most enigmatic and interesting line ups Reading And Leeds has hosted, the wide spectrum of artists has received mixed reviews from fans and ticket holders, especially amongst the indie twittersphere with one tweet claiming “Kings of Leon are the most “we couldn’t book Arctic Monkeys” band on the Reading Lineup”. Although Arctic Monkeys won’t be performing this year, it will give fans a chance to explore and indulge in a broader range of genres such as rap, grime, indie rock, R&B, electronic and pop.
Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings of Leon will be headlining, followed by more huge name acts such as Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Panic! At The Disco, Dua Lipa, The Courteeners and Skepta. Other charting filling acts include Sigrid, Wretch 32, Sum 41 and many more names which will be added in the upcoming months.
On returning to headline, Fall Out Boy say: “There are very few places that can illustrate the growth of our band from its beginning, however, Reading and Leeds is one of them. It is an honour to be able to headline a festival that we grew up playing and dreaming of that top spot.”
As usual, for those who don’t enjoy the primal nature of camping, luxury camping and glamping is available, ranging from £190 for a two man tent all the way up to £1500 for a four man luxury octopad.
Tickets for Reading will cost £69.50 for a single day or £205 for the whole weekend (plus booking fees). For the full breakdown of prices for both Reading and Leeds visit the festival’s ticket page.
Check out some of the responses from fans on twitter:
— Polly (@polly_oloughlin) February 13, 2018
— Joshi B (@Josh_Barker92) February 13, 2018
— Travis (@Travishwm) February 13, 2018
— Joshua Crawley (@AllHailTheVoid) February 13, 2018
It’s not all bad, though…
— Massive Legend (@thehornedbee) February 19, 2018
Post Malone, Lil Pump and J HUS 😻 #readingfestival
— Dylan Mcnairn (@_dyls6) February 13, 2018
— Dione🥀 (@DionesTweets) February 9, 2018
Head over to Reading And Leeds 2018 for more information and tickets.