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Reading and Leeds Festivals line-ups

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds, England. The events both happen on the bank holiday weekend in August (on Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and share the same bill (occasionally with one or two exceptions). The festival's origins date to the Beaulieu Jazz Festival (1956–1961) which became the National Jazz Festival in 1961 (The National Jazz and Blues Festival in 1963) and settled in Reading in 1971. In 1999 a second leg was added at Leeds.

The following is a list of acts that have played at the festival.

1956–1961Edit

The NJF's predecessor was the Beaulieu Jazz Festival held at Beaulieu in Hampshire. 1956 and 1957 were one-day events and 1958 to 1961 were two-day weekenders (the 1958 Beaulieu Jazz Festival is widely considered to be Britain's first proper multi-day pop festival). Acts appearing included the following (though this an incomplete list for 1956–60):

1961Edit

1962Edit

Main StageEdit

Richmond Saturday 28 July Richmond Sunday 29 July

1963Edit

Main StageEdit

Richmond Saturday 10 August Richmond Sunday 11 August

NotesEdit

The third NJF Festival saw the first non-Jazz acts appear, notably the Rolling Stones and Long John Baldry on the Sunday afternoon. The Sunday afternoon session featured the final heats of the National Amateur Jazz Contest featuring twelve jazz bands chosen from semi-finals held across Britain.

1964Edit

Main StageEdit

Richmond Friday 7 August Richmond Saturday 8 August Richmond Sunday 9 August

NotesEdit

The Festival expanded to three days with the addition of a rhythm & blues themed Friday evening session. The Sunday afternoon session featured the fourteen best jazz bands from a National Amateur Jazz Contest chosen from regional contests held nationwide.

1965Edit

1966Edit

Main StageEdit

Windsor Friday 29 July Windsor Saturday 30 July Windsor Sunday 31 July

NotesEdit

The Festival moved to the larger Windsor Racecourse venue in 1966 after five years at Richmond Athletic Ground. Cream were billed as 'Eric ClaptonJack BruceGinger Baker' as the band were still unnamed when promotional posters & advertising were printed.

1967Edit

Main StageEdit

Windsor Friday 11 August Windsor Saturday 12 August Windsor Sunday 13 August

Marquee StageEdit

Windsor Saturday Windsor Sunday

NotesEdit

Pink Floyd pulled out on Saturday evening due to singer/guitarist Syd Barrett's health problems and were replaced by The Nice. The Nice also acted as backing band for P P Arnold. A second "Marquee" stage was added on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Four bands played sets each night, three of which also appeared on the main stage on the same day.

1968Edit

1969Edit

1970Edit

Main StageEdit

Plumpton Thursday Plumpton Friday Plumpton Saturday Plumpton Sunday

Village StageEdit

Village Stage Saturday Village Stage Sunday

NotesEdit

The 1970 Festival was a four-day event for the only time in its history, with a South of England Local Talent session in the main arena on the Thursday evening. A 'Village' stage was added on Saturday and Sunday running from later afternoon to mid-evening.

1971Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

NotesEdit

In 1971 the Festival moved to its permanent home at Little John's Farm on the south bank of the River Thames in Reading, a venue it has remained at ever since (with the exception of two years in the 1980s when the Festival was banned by the Conservative Party controlled Reading Borough Council).

1972Edit

1973Edit

1974Edit

1975Edit

1976Edit

1977Edit

1978Edit

1979Edit

1980Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

NotesEdit

Angel City withdrew and were replaced by Grand Prix, Q-Tips also pulled out, being replaced by White Spirit. Gary Moore's G-Force were also originally scheduled to play but cancelled. Headboys (replaced by Quartz) and Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz (replaced by Slade) were also cancellations, while The Pencils pulled out at the last minute when all of their equipment was stolen the night before.

1981Edit

1982Edit

1983Edit

1984Edit

The 1984 Festival was cancelled when the Conservative Party took control of Reading Borough Council. The announced line-up was due to be:

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday[3] Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1985Edit

No festival held this year

1986Edit

1987Edit

1988Edit

1989Edit

1990Edit

1991Edit

1992Edit

1993Edit

1994Edit

1995Edit

1996Edit

1997Edit

1998Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Dr. Martens StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Carlsberg Export StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Vans Warped Stage Full Evolve Stage Big Beat Boutique

NotesEdit

Curve were due to play on the Melody Maker stage on the Sunday but were replaced by Theaudience at short notice.

1999Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Monday

Radio 1 Evening Session StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Monday

Carling Premier StageEdit

Liberty 37 (unknown position)

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Monday

Also included Big Leaves, Black Box Recorder, Cha Cha Cohen, Chicks, Cube, Cyclefly, Dark Star, Dawn of the Replicants, Experimental Pop Band, The Jellys, Jim's Super Stereo World, Linoleum, Llama Farmers, Medal, Mercedes, The Motorhomes, Muse, Peeps Into Fairyland, Quasi, Rico, The Rocking Horses, Rosita, Seafood, Silt, Sonia Fariq, Stroke, Venni, The Webb Brothers, Witness

Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday

Vans Warped Tour StageEdit

Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday

NotesEdit

Orgy were due to open the Main Stage Reading Sunday/Leeds Monday, but pulled out days before the event. Lit filled in their spot.

2000Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Radio 1 Evening Session StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Carling Premier StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

NotesEdit

Rage Against the Machine played their last UK gig at Reading before their break-up. They played their last gig three weeks later. Originally booked play on the mainstage Eminem had to pull out a few weeks prior due to legal reasons in America. Elastica pulled out of their Leeds appearance.

2001Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Evening Session StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The End Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

See Concrete Jungle Stage

The Concrete Jungle StageEdit

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

This was the year that the Concrete Jungle Stage made its debut. Weekend tickets cost £80, day tickets £35. The Strokes were moved from the Radio One stage to the Main Stage.

2002Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Evening Session StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Third StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday
The Boutique Stage Concrete Jungle Stage Dance Stage

Carling stageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Guns N' Roses played only in Leeds as they had a prior touring commitment in London on the day of the Reading event. In Reading they were replaced by Raging Speedhorn who appeared much lower on the bill. A weekend ticket cost £90, a day ticket was £39. Reel Big Fish pulled out of Leeds for undisclosed reasons. Antipop Consortium cancelled their Dance Stage appearance after they disbanded earlier that month. Feeder were invited by Melvin Benn to headline the main stage on the first day at Reading and the second day at Leeds. They later turned this down, as they did not want to play such a high-profile slot so soon after the death of their drummer Jon Lee in January of that year. As a result, Feeder would instead headline the Radio 1 Evening Session Stage.

2003Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Smirnoff Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Concrete Jungle StageEdit

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played as a replacement for The White Stripes, who pulled out after Jack White was in a car crash with his then-girlfriend, Renée Zellweger. Although they played second on the Main Stage, it was billed as with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, reflecting their smaller status. Jay-Z also pulled out, with The Darkness moving further up the bill to replace him. The Libertines were without Pete Doherty, who was at that time estranged from the band; he also missed their 2004 appearance. Other drop outs included Courtney Love, Lostprophets and Godsmack. A weekend ticket cost £95, a day ticket £40.

2004Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

See Concrete Jungle Stage

Concrete Jungle StageEdit

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

On the Radio 1 Stage, the Super Furry Animals headlined on the Leeds Saturday, with Graham Coxon second. This order was reversed when the bands played the Reading Friday. New Found Glory pulled out a few weeks before the festival. A weekend ticket cost £105, a day ticket £45.

2005Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

See Radio 1 Lock-Up Stage

Radio 1 Lock-Up StageEdit

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

In 2005 sMy Chemical Romance played Reading and Leeds on the same day, in an alteration from the original schedule, due to the MTV Video Music Awards. The Transplants were originally booked to play the festivals but pulled out in mid-August due to illness. Jimmy Eat World also pulled out due to other commitments. Other drop outs include Willy Mason, Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy (also due to the VMAs). A weekend ticket cost £125, a day ticket £60.

2006Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Sunday
Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Lock-Up StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday

Carling StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Nokia TentEdit

Reading Saturday
  • Modern Clichés

NotesEdit

Shortly after the first line-up announcement, Feeder and Yeah Yeah Yeahs switched days, meaning that Yeah Yeah Yeahs would play Reading on Friday and Leeds on Saturday, and that Feeder would play Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday. Audioslave pulled out of their slot due to the band being busy recording new material, The Shins pulled out for undisclosed reasons, and From First to Last pulled out due to the then lead singer (Sonny Moore) needing throat surgery, Paramore had to pull out because their singer (Hayley Williams) had throat problems and were replaced by Sonic Boom Six lower in the bill. Story of the Year and Bleeding Through also pulled out for undisclosed reasons. Flogging Molly played twice at both festivals, once in the punk tent and once on the main stage. Tickets were £135 for a weekend ticket and £60 for a day ticket.

2007Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Radio 1 Lock-Up StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Friday

The Carling StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Kaiser Chiefs played a secret slot on the Carling Stage at the Leeds leg of the event under the pseudonym of 'Hooks for Hands'. Peeping Tom were due to perform on the dance stage, but pulled out. +44 also dropped out. A weekend ticket cost £145 (plus a maximum of £7 booking fee).

2008Edit

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds 2008 festivals was announced on 31 March 2008, and tickets were made available thereafter.[7][8]

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1/NME StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Sunday
Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Lock-Up StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday

Alternative StageEdit

NotesEdit

  • The festival ran from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 August 2008. Weekend tickets cost £155. Day tickets cost £65.
  • Set Your Goals pulled out of the festival. Alkaline Trio pulled mainland festival appearances but still appeared at Reading/Leeds.
  • The Pigeon Detectives appeared on the Dance to the Radio Stage (an alias for the BBC Introducing Stage in reference to their label) on Thursday 21st at the Leeds Site.[9]
  • Slipknot pulled out of the festival after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle. Feeder were their replacement as far as the slot was concerned, as almost every act below them were moved up a slot, with Bring Me the Horizon being booked instead, although not taking their slot and being at the bottom of the schedule.[10]
  • Avenged Sevenfold performed a shortened set at Leeds and pulled out of the Reading leg due to illness. Due to the short notice, they were not replaced and the schedule was re-arranged. This meant Mindless Self Indulgence playing before Feeder, although this not an official 4th and are still retroactively listed as the second band to play.

2009Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Radio 1/NME StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Lock Up Stage/Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

The Alternative StageEdit

Comedy: Doug Stanhope, Tim Minchin, Brendon Burns, Jack Whitehall, Junior Simpson, Sarah Millican, Tom Stade, Hugh Lennon, MC Matt Read, MC Martin Bigpig, Steve Gribbin, Kevin Bridges, Holly Walsh, Stephen Grant, Markus Birdman, Stuckey & Murray, Jessica Delfino, Dan Nightingale, Gary Delaney, Mark Olver, Daniel Townes, MC Dave Twentyman, Joey Page, Doc Brown, Jamie Kilstein, Joe Bor, Tomb.

Spoken Word: Aidan Moffat, The PeteBox, Kate Tempest, Mik Artistik, John Berkavitch

Debate: ID Instigate Debate

Late Night Entertainment: Smash N' Grab, Swap-A-Rama, Transgressive Records

Film: Le Donk screening plus Q&A session with Mark Herbert and special guests from the film, 3D Night Of The Living Dead, This Is Spinal Tap, Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Dance To The Radio StageEdit

Leeds Thursday

NotesEdit

  • The festival ran from Friday 28 August 2009 – Sunday 30 August 2009. Weekend tickets cost £175. Day tickets cost £70.
  • Alexisonfire and The Bronx (band) played two sets at both Reading and Leeds – one on the Main Stage and one later in the day on the Lock Up stage.
  • A Day to Remember cancelled their appearance on the Festival Republic stage.
  • A schedule gap on the Radio1/NME stage on the Friday at Leeds and Saturday at Reading was filled by a surprise appearance by Them Crooked Vultures.[11]

2010Edit

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds 2010 festivals was announced on 29 March 2010, and tickets were made available thereafter.[12][13]

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Lock-Up Stage/Dance ArenaEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

NotesEdit

2011Edit

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds 2011 festivals was announced on 21 March 2011, and tickets were made available thereafter.[14][15]

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Lock-Up Stage/Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Weekend tickets cost £192.50 before booking fees. Pulp headlined over The Strokes at the Leeds Festival. Mouthwash pulled out due to the split up of the band, they were replaced by Fighting Fiction. The Twilight Singers pulled out and were replaced by Young Legionnaire. OFWGKTA pulled out of the Leeds Festival due to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, but still performed at the Reading Festival. Jane's Addiction were due to headline the NME/Radio 1 Stage but cancelled both their appearances at the last minute – after arriving at the Reading site – due to frontman Perry Farrell falling ill. Rise Against played a secret acoustic set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading after their mainstage slot.

2012Edit

The initial line-up announcements for the festivals were made on 12 March 2012 – with the tickets made available for purchase shortly afterwards.[16]

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Lock Up/Dance StageEdit

Lock-Up Dance Stage Lock-Up
Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

2013Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Lock Up/Rock StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

  • The latest announcements to the 2013 Reading and Leeds festival were made on Tuesday, 4 June 2013 on Radio 1[18][19]
  • Reading and Leeds 2013 presale tickets went on sale on 30 August 2012. Weekend tickets were made available on 30 November 2012 at a price of £202.50 (plus an £8 booking fee). Day tickets cost £90.00 (plus a £7 booking fee).
  • Early entry tickets for the Reading site sold out on 17 June 2013. On 5 July 2013, Saturday day tickets for the Reading site sold out. On 12 July 2013, Friday day tickets for the Reading site sold out. On 23 July 2013, weekend tickets for the Reading site sold out. On 13 August 2013, Sunday tickets sold out, meaning at the Reading site, the full weekend was sold out. On 17 August 2013, Friday tickets for the Leeds site sold out.
  • On 27 June 2013, Brand New who were due to play on the Main Stage announced that they were cancelling their August European dates including their performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They were replaced by EarlWolf.
  • Iggy Azalea cancelled in order to attend the MTV Video Music Awards.[20]
  • Due to illness, DIIV were forced to cancel Reading and Leeds performances.[21]

2014Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/Lock UpEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

2015Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/Lock UpEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Tyler the Creator had originally been booked to play on the NME Stage, but was forced to cancel these shows after being refused entry into the United Kingdom. Modern Baseball had planned to play the Lock Up Stage, but withdrew the week before the festival due to the lead singer's decision to focus on tackling his depression. Mastodon had originally been booked to headline the Pit stage, but pulled out when they cancelled their European tour, citing a 'personal family matter.[22]' It was later revealed that this was due to bassist Troy Sanders' wife being diagnosed with breast cancer.[23]

2016Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/Lock UpEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Parkway Drive had pulled out of Leeds due to 'family issues', this meant that Skindred played for a full hour while a new band called Judas played the rest of the time slot. A$AP Rocky pulled out of Leeds festival at the last possible moment due to travel problems. He was however capable to perform at Reading. Fetty Wap was due to play on the NME stage, but had to pull out from doctors orders due to a severe ear infection. HAIM were supposed to play on the NME stage but cancelled their European tour to focus on finishing their second album. G-Eazy who was one of the headliners for the Radio 1Xtra stage pulled out of the festival for unforeseen circumstances, and was replaced by Wiley. Travis Scott was also a headliner for the Radio 1Xtra stage, cancelled all remaining UK tour shows also due to unforeseen circumstances, he was replaced by Stormzy. Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots was pulled down into the crowd during their performance of "Car Radio", at Reading 2016 and their set was cut short.

2017Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/LockupEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

Several artists dropped out of Reading & Leeds for currently unknown reasons, this included Bishop Briggs, Katy B, A2 and K.I.D. On the first day of the festival, Royal Republic, who were the opening act on the main stage for Friday at Leeds, cancelled due to personal reasons, they were replaced By The Xcerts. Don Broco performed on The Lock Up stage under the name 'The Prettyboys' as a secret set. Queens of the Stone Age and Wolf Alice also had secret sets at the festival.

2018Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/The Lock UpEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Skepta was billed to headline the Radio 1 tent on Sunday but was removed from the lineup, with "logistical issues" being cited as the reason. He was not replaced, but Diplo was bumped up to headline rather than sub the stage. Other notable removals were Ski Mask The Slump God who pulled out due to touring commitments and was replaced by Bhad Bhabie and Brunswick who was also due to play the Dance Stage but was replaced by Madam X, Skinny Girl Diet were due to open the Radio 1 Stage on Sunday but were replaced by Twisted Wheel, Famous Dex was to play the Radio 1 Stage on Sunday but pulled out and Playboi Carti cancelled not long before the festival due to personal reasons. He was due to perform on the Radio 1 Stage.

2019Edit

Main StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/The Lock UpEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Xtra StageEdit

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NotesEdit

English indie rock band Blaenavon was to be a headlining act on the Festival Republic Stage. But on the 20th June, pulled out due to 'on-going health issues'. The act to replace them is still to be announced. G Flip who was also due to perform on the Festival Republic Stage also pulled out of the festivals, but for unknown reasons. UK drill rapper Loski has also been removed from the line-up. This may be because the rapper was arrested for being in possession with a firearm. Fellow UK drill rapper Unknown T was also removed after he was charged with murder and violent disorder after allegedly stabbing 20-year-old Steven Narvaez-Jara during a party. Geko was also supposed to perform on Radio 1Xtra Stage, it is unknown why he was removed.

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