Reading & Leeds Festival
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Reading and Leeds Festival 2015
Updated: 28 May 2015
When: 28 – 30 August 2015
Where: Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park
Who: Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines to headline
Reading and Leeds Festival will return in August 2015 with headliners Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines. Joining the headliners on the incredible 2015 line-up are artists such as Jamie T, Bastille, Royal Blood, Bring Me The Horizon, Alt-J, Bastille and many more!
As one of the UK's most anticipated music festivals – an institution amongst music fans – 2015 is set be another exhilarating year. The dual site festival, which is held at Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park, will take place over the August bank holiday weekend on 28 – 30 August.
Fans can purchase weekend tickets, for either Reading Festival or Leeds Festival, or early entry tickets, which give fans access to the site on Wednesday 26 August. See below for available 2015 tickets.
Reading and Leeds Festival Line-up 2015
Mumford & Sons, Alt-J, Bastille, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco, Palma Violets, Drenge, Neck Deep, Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, Alexisonfire, Pierce The Veil, Modestep, Marmozets, Fidlar, Babymetal, The Libertines, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie T, The Maccabees, The Cribs, The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Lonely The Brave, Feed The Rhino, Mariachi El Bronx
NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage
Knife Party, Limp Bizkit, Run The Jewels, Peace, Swim Deep, American Football, Parquet Courts, Echosmith, The Districts, Rebel Sound, Twin Atlantic, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Wolf Alice, Circa Waves , Spector, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Deadmau5, Tyler - The Creator, Gorgon City, Years & Years, Jamie XX, Glass Animals, Kwabs, Awolnation, Ghostpoet, The Skints, The Struts, Twin Peaks, Shura
BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
Wilkinson Live, Camo & Krooked, Hannah Wants, Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Jacob Plant, My Nu Leng, Toyboy & Robin, All We Are, Cardiknox, MK, Oliver Dollar, Charli XCX, Tourist, SecondCity, Dimension X Kove, Elliphant, Ben Khan, FTSEM, Boy Better Know, Hudson Mohawke, Brodinski Presents Brava, Blonde Live, Rustie, Evian Christ, Snakehips, TCTS, 99 Souls, Hayden James, Ferdinand Weber, DJ Fresh, The Riptide Movement, Maribou State, Petite Meller, The Six
Lock Up Stage / The Pit
New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Modern Life Is War, The Menzingers, Modern Baseball, The Bots, The Smith Street Band, Youth Man, Mastodon, Ghost, Gojira, Atreyu, Pvris,And So I Watch You From Afar, Black Peaks, Ho99o9, The One Hundred, Refused,While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats, Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration, Bury Tomorrow, Beartooth, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Turbowolf, Moose Blood, Queen Kwong, Hawk Eyes, Single Mothers, Black Foxxes, The Bronx, Baroness, Bo Ningen, God Damn, Skinny Lister, No Devotion, As It Is, Vant
Festival Republic Stage
Fort Hope, Django Django, Saint Raymond, Alvvays, Prides, Bear's Den, Vaults, Joywave, Little May, Eliza And The Bear, Jake Isaac, Hunter & The Bear, The Bulletproof Bomb, The Wombats, Lucy Rose, Ash, Darlia, Radkey, Pretty Vicious, Dma's, Blossoms, Rat Boy, Bad Breeding, San Fermin, Walking On Cars, Frank Turner (Solo), Little Comets, Manchester Orchestra, We Are The Ocean, Coasts, Jack Garratt, Mini Mansions, Gengahr, Hippo Campus, Sundara Karma, Black Honey, The Sherlocks, Sunset Sons, Neon Waltz, Spring King, Seether, The Last Internationale
BBC Radio 1xtra Stage
A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Rae Sremmurd, Oneman, Pell, Azealia Banks, Lethal Bizzle, Ms Dynamite, Tempa T, Craze, Loyle Carner, Kiko Bun, Nick Brewer, Krept & Konan, Stormzy, Dope D.O.D., Fekky, Ratking, Isaiah Dreads, Siobhan Bell, Remi Miles, Young Thug, Star.One
Reading and Leeds Festival History
The festival has its roots in Reading where it was launched in 1961 as a Jazz festival under the name Reading Festival. Leeds, as an additional site, was launched in the 1990s at Temple Newsam but moved to its current location in Bramham Park in 2003.
Reading and Leeds Festival is now an institution and often a right-of-passage for many music lovers. Each year, the festival compiles the best music acts for one huge end-of-season party.
Past Reading and Leeds Festival Headline Acts
Reading and Leeds Festival impresses every year with stunning line-ups and headline acts. Check out the list of notable headliners the Reading and Leeds Festival has put on since the early 1960's.
1963: The Rolling Stones, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters
1969: Pink Floyd, The Who, The Nice
1994: Cypress Hill, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1995: Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, Neil Young
1996: The Prodigy, Black Grape, The Stone Roses
1997: Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Metallica
1998: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Beastie Boys, Garbage
1999: The Charlatans, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2000: Oasis, Pulp, Stereophonics
2001: Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Eminem
2002: The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses (Leeds only), The Prodigy
2003: Linkin Park, Blur, Metallica
2004: The Darkness, The White Stripes, Green Day
2005: Pixies, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden
2006: Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Pearl Jam
2007: Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins
2008: Rage Against The Machine, The Killers, Metallica
2009: Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead
2010: Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink-182
2011: My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Pulp, Muse
2012: The Cure, Kasabian, Foo Fighters
2013: Eminem, Alt-J, Sub Focus
2014: Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Blink-182