Reading & Leeds Festival
Reading and Leeds Festival is back for another incredible year! Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy head up the 2016 bill.
Reading and Leeds Festival 2016
Updated: 1 March 2016
When: 26 – 28 August 2016
Where: Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park
Who: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy to headline
Reading & Leeds Festival, one of the UK's most anticipated music festivals, will return in August for another weekend packed with incredible music.
2016 is set be another brilliant year for Reading and Leeds Festival, which has become an institution amongst music fans with each year outdoing the last. Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, this year’s event will run from 26 to 28 August, and there will be an incredible five headline acts performing over the weekend.
Reading and Leeds Festival Line-up 2016
Reading Friday 26 August // Leeds Saturday 27 August
Foals, Disclosure (Live), Jack U, Chvrches, Boy Better Know, Twenty One Pilots, Die Antwood, Fetty Wap, Asking Alexandria, Crystal Castles, Oliver Heldens, Hannah Wants, Maximo Park, The Neighbourhood, Lower Than Atlantis, Nothing But Thieves, The Internet, Mura Masa, Alunageorge, Franke Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Giggs, Philip George, Protoje, FVK, Creeper, Lady Leshurr, Banners, Citizen
Reading Saturday 27 August // Leeds Sunday 28 August
Re Hot Chilli Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Haim, Jack Garratt, Eagles Of Death Metal, Slaves, Sigma, Krept & Konan, Duke Dumont, Netsky, Parkway Drive, Travis Scott, Blossoms, Section Boyz, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Crossfaith, Skindred, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Disciples, My Nu Leng B2B Oneman + Dread MC, Riton, Hinds, Kvelertak, Wakrat, Dead!, Inheaven, Tuff Love, Sundara Karma, DJ SEmtex, Birdy Nam Nam
Reading Sunday 28 August // Leeds Friday 26 August
Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, The 1975, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, G-Eazy, Five Finger Death Punch, The Wombats, Savages, Sleeping With Sirens, Cage The Elephant, Half Moon Run, Rat Boy, DJ EZ, David Rodigan, Jauz, Raleigh Ritchie, Mistajam, Yungen, Highly Suspect, The King Blues, Modern Baseball, Seratones, Basement State Champs
Reading and Leeds Festival ticket types
Fans can purchase weekend tickets, for either Reading Festival or Leeds Festival, or early entry tickets, which give festival goers access to the site on Wednesday 24 August and extend the weekend’s fun. See below for available 2016 tickets.
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. The festival moved to its current location of 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 and attracts festival goers from around the UK.
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
2015: Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines