Reading & Leeds Festival
Reading and Leeds Festival 2015
Updated: 26 October 2014
When: 28 – 30 August 2015
Where: Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park
Who: Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Jamie T and many more
Reading and Leeds festival is back with another incredible line-up that includes Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Jamie T, Bastille, Royal Blood 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.
Reading and Leeds Festival Line-up 2015
Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Jamie T, Bastille, Royal Blood, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound – Chase & Status + Rage and David Rodigan + Shy FX, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Jack Garratt, Pretty Vicious, Pierce The Viel, Wilkinson Live, Refused, Run The Jewels, Manchester Orchestra and more to be announced
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