Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy are headlining Reading & Leeds 2016, joining Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals and Disclosure at the top of the bill. If our maths is correct, that’s five headliners in three days, which is a bit of alright.
“This year really is a big one for Reading and Leeds,” explains the festival’s Melvin Benn. “Five headliners across three days – it’s a first for us and the UK Festival scene. We’re always looking to give Reading and Leeds fans something new and this year isn’t going to disappoint. Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy are going to be incredible.”
And he’s probably right you know. Fall Out Boy’s slot in 2013 drew one of the biggest crowds ever and Biffy Clyro’s headline set that year was a masterclass in how to play the Main Stage.
But the excitement doesn’t end there with CHVRCHES, Basement, Modern Baseball, State Champs and Lower Than Atlantis also playing.
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) 1 March 2016
“I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but it’s because I mean it! It’s such an honour to be asked to play R&L, let alone the main stage! And so high up the bill! This means business. It’s really time to step up our game!” says LTA’s Mike Duce.
They join the likes of Creeper, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Asking Alexandria that were announced recently.
The complete list of bands announced is as follows.
Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Chvrches, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, HAIM, Jack Garratt, The Wombats, Lower Than Atlantis, Asking Alexandria, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Travi$ Scott, G-Eazy, Skindred, Five Finger Death Punch, Sleeping With Sirens, The Neighbourhood, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, State Champs, Savages, Die Antwoord, Cage The Elephant, Krept & Konan, Sigma, Half Moon Run, Basement, Blossoms, Mura Masa, Giggs, Netsky, Highly Suspect, Sundara Karma, AlunaGeorge, Duke Dumont, David Rodigan, Disciples, My Nu Leng B2B Oneman + Dread MC (Reading) / Oneman B2B My Nu Leng + Dread MC (Leeds), MistaJam, Philip George, Riton, Birdy Nam Nam, Wakrat, The King Blues, Kvelertak, FVK, Modern Baseball, Dead!, Creeper, Citizen, Maxïmo Park, Raleigh Richie, INHEAVEN, Banners, Tuff Love, Seratones, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Section Boyz,Protoje, Lady Leshurr, DJ Semtex, Yungen.
Reading & Leeds 2016 takes place August 26th-28th and tickets are on sale now.