Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 line-up latest additions

PUBLISHED: 16:36 27 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:42 27 May 2015

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

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More bands have been added to the massive Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 line-up.

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 line-upReading & Leeds Festival 2015 line-up

With a huge August Bank Holiday weekend bill topped by festival headliners Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines, plus a supporting cast including Kendrick Lamar, Alt J and Bring Me The Horizon, the already bursting Reading & Leeds Festival bill is now bolstered by even more incredible names.

Fresh from appearing at Slam Dunk South in Hatfield, Mariachi El Bronx and The Bronx join the Reading & Leeds bill.

Shura, Young Thug, No Devotion, Sunset Sons, Bo Ningen, Baroness Twin Peaks and many more join the party over the weekend of Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30.

Reading & Leeds 2015 ticket details

* Weekend tickets are £205 plus £8 booking fee and postage.

* Day tickets Friday / Saturday / Sunday are £59.50 plus £7 booking fee and postage.

* Early entry permits £20.

* Campervan permits £75.

* Lockers £16.

* Reading car parking £10.

* Camping is included with weekend tickets only.

* Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person / address / payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

* For a full list of national outlets, plus details of luxury camping options, visit www.readingfestival.com / www.leedsfestival.com

* MAIN STAGE

With the Main Stage line-up already providing a huge number of must-see acts, Mariachi El Bronx return to the prestigious opening slot to bring festival crowds their signature brand of traditional mariachi and feel-good pop for a set that is sure to bring the sunshine. LA punks, The Bronx, will also play The Lock up Stage.

* NME/BBC RADIO 1 STAGE

Taking the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage on the Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, The Struts will be making their R&L debut this year, treating crowds to their potent mix of indie and glam rock. Last year they supported The Rolling Stones.

Since forming in 2009, Chicago, Illinois natives Twin Peaks have continued to build on the buzz surrounding their furious brand of garage punk.

Heading for Reading on the Saturday and Sunday at Leeds, theirs is a set not to be missed.

To say that British songwriter and producer Shura has a bright future ahead of her would be an understatement.

With standout headline shows under her belt, and armed with tracks like the smooth electro-pop of recent Radio 1 championed single 2Shy, expect huge crowds on Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.

* BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE

Dance music enthusiasts can rejoice as the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage once again brings together the finest acts from across the world under one roof.

Joining this year’s line-up are Australian hitmaker Hayden James, German deep-house wizard Ferdinand Weber, a very special live set from DJ Fresh, Irish favourites Riptide Movement, live electronic duo Maribou State, pop starlet Petite Meller and The Six.

* THE LOCK UP/PIT STAGE

A host of exciting new names have been announced for The Lock Up/Pit stage, including The Bronx and progressive metal legends Baroness.

Japanese noise-mongers Bo Ningen will bring their visceral sound to a mid-afternoon slot on Friday Reading / Saturday Leeds.

Earlier in the day, God Damn will be proving why so much hype has surrounded them in recent months.

Vant will also be opening proceedings with Skinny Lister.

Elsewhere throughout the weekend, No Devotion and As It Is join a mammoth line-up on Saturday Reading / Sunday Leeds.

* FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE

The Festival Republic Stage remains the area of the festivals with a focus on both emerging and established alternative talent.

Having appeared on the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist earlier this year, Sunset Sons’ fresh brand of beach-side indie has built a huge fan base.

They will no doubt pack out the tent Friday Reading / Saturday Leeds.

Scottish synth-poppers Neon Waltz play Saturday Reading / Sunday Leeds having drawn critical acclaim from blogs around the world whilst Spring King fuse visceral indie with modern pop charm.

Seether and The Last Internationale complete the current announcement.

* BBC 1XTRA STAGE

Further proving the vital place of hip hop and urban music at R&L, more names have also been added to the hugely popular BBC 1XTRA Stage.

Bringing together 80s pop hooks with a 60s aesthetic, Brighton’s Remi Miles will open the stage Saturday Reading / Sunday Leeds.

Fresh after collaborating with Jamie XX, unlikely rap hero Young Thug will also be making a rare appearance Friday Leeds / Saturday Reading.

Sibling production / DJ duo Star.One also join the line-up, perfectly encapsulating the diverse and groundbreaking nature of both the BBC 1xtra Stage, and Reading and Leeds as a whole.


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