Foo Fighters, the 1975, Twenty One Pilots to headline Reading and Leeds 2019

The Foo Fighters, the 1975, and Twenty One Pilots are just some of the acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom in late August for the 2019 incarnation of the Reading and Leeds Festival. On Wednesday (Nov. 21), festival organizers not only unveiled the headliners for next year’s event, but also several other bands who will take the stage throughout the weekend.

Reading and Leeds will welcome back the Foo Fighters who will play the festival’s main stage for the fourth time. The iconic rock band will headline the Leeds show on Friday (Aug. 23) and Reading on Sunday (Aug. 25).

Fresh off the release of their new studio album Trench and massive “Bandito” world tour, Twenty One Pilots will headline Reading on Saturday (Aug. 24) and Leeds on Sunday. This year will be the first time the duo headline the event, but their third appearance overall.

Making their main stage debut at both shows will be the 1975. The British band, who will finally release their much-anticipated album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships later this month, will play Reading on Friday and Leeds on Saturday.

Other acts announced for the three-day event are: Post Malone, Bastille, Pale Waves, Hayley Kiyoko, Bowling for Soup, Billie Eilish, PVRIS, the Distillers, and YUNGBLUD. As per the organizers, more acts will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for Reading and Leeds will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 23, at 9 a.m.

Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend of Aug. 23 – 25. The Reading portion of the event will take place at Richfield Avenue while the Leeds portion will take place at Bramham Park.

For more information about the music festival, ticket sales, or the recently announced lineup, head on over to Reading and Leeds’ corresponding websites.

Reading and Leeds Unveil 2015 Set Times


Are you one of the thousands of concert goers who will be heading to Reading and Leeds this upcoming weekend? Well, if you are we have some good news for you; the festival organizers have unveiled the complete list of set times for both Reading and Leeds’ main stage. Check out the newly released list below and don’t forget to plan according to see as many awesome bands/artists as you can.

Reading Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:25 Neck Deep

13:40 – 14:20 Drenge

14:40 – 15:25 Palma Violets

15:45 – 16:35 Panic! At The Disco

16:55 – 17:45 All Time Low

18:10 – 19:10 Bastille

19:45 – 20:45 Alt-J

21:30 – 23:30 Mumford & Sons

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:35 – 14:15 Marmozets

14:30 – 15:10 Modestep

15:35 – 16:20 Pierce The Veil

16:45 – 17:35 Alexisonfire

18:10 – 19:00 Royal Blood

19:40 – 20:40 Bring Me The Horizon

21:30 – 23:30 Metallica

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:45 – 14:30 Against Me!

14:50 – 15:40 The Gaslight Anthem

16:00 – 16:50 The Cribs

17:10 – 18:00 The Maccabees

18:25 – 19:25 Jamie T

20:00 – 21:10 Kendrick Lamar

21:55 – 23:30 The Libertines

Leeds Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:40 – 14:20 Against Me!

14:40 – 15:25 The Gaslight Anthem

15:45 – 16:30 The Cribs

16:50 – 17:35 The Maccabees

18:00 – 18:55 Jamie T

19:30 – 20:40 Kendrick Lamar

21:25 – 23:00 The Libertines

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:20 Neck Deep

13:35 – 14:15 Drenge

14:30 – 15:10 Palma Violets

15:30 – 16:15 Panic! At The Disco

16:35 – 17:20 All Time Low

17:45 – 18:40 Bastille

19:15 – 20:15 Alt-J

21:00 – 23:00 Mumford & Sons

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:30 – 14:05 Marmozets

14:25 – 15:00 Modestep

15:20 – 16:05 Pierce The Veil

16:25 – 17:10 Alexisonfire

17:45 – 18:35 Royal Blood

19:15 – 20:10 Bring Me The Horizon

21:00 – 23:00 Metallica

Reading and Leeds will take place during this upcoming weekend, August 28-30. Tickets are still on sale, but if you still haven’t gotten them, we aren’t quite sure how many are left.

The Gaslight Anthem Announce Hiatus


Sad news for fans of New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem; the band has decided to go on hiatus.

Taking to social media, the band urged fans to read a message they had posted on their official Facebook page without actually revealing the news.

In the message, they announced that they had decided it was in the best interest of the group to take a break from it all. The hiatus will officially begin once they wrap up their European tour dates in August. In a nod to “going out on top,” the band’s last day will be Aug. 30 when they take the stage at Reading and Leeds.

But for those who think the band might put music behind them, don’t worry. In the letter, they confirm that all members will be active in one way or another on different projects.

Read the complete message from them below.

“Hello All!

We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.

We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!

With love and respect,

Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex.”

The Gaslight Anthem have had a busy year, touring in support of their latest album, Get Hurt, which was released last August.

Reading and Leeds Unveil 60+ New Artists to 2015 Line-Up


Just when we though Reading and Leeds had finished unveiling their complete line-up for the 2015 incarnation of the yearly festival, organizers has officially given the completed line-up today.

Back in February when organizers released the flyer for the weekend-long event, a big chunk of the line-up had been revealed making some assume (like us) that those were all the people heading to the United Kingdom for the Bank Holiday. One thing that did not escape us were the two “special guest TBA” spots and the promise that a lot more acts would be added.

Now, those vacant spots have been revealed as well as over 60+ new acts that include Alt-J, Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, AWOLNATION, Modern Baseball, The Bots, Atreyu, PVRIS, and many more.

Check out the new additions to the line-up below.


Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend of August 28-30. Tickets are on sale, but if you haven’t already purchased them already, it might be a good idea to do so now or really soon.

Refused Expand “Reunion” Tour


Refused have already been confirmed to perform at a couple of big name music festivals this upcoming Summer, and now the band can add some solo tour stops to that list.

Today, the hardcore band revealed that they would be playing at a handful of small capacity venues (500-1000 person limit) during their month-long downtime between festivals.

The newly added dates will begin on May 25 in Santa Ana at the Observatory and will wrap up on June 5 in Washington D.C. at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Two weeks later, they will begin the second leg of their music festival take over at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest.

The full list of Refused’s Summer schedule can be seen below.


05/02 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
05/22 – Hünxe, DE @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Open Air Festival
05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival
05/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
05/26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
05/29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/31 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06/01 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/05 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/20 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
06/27 – Seinäjoki, FI @ Provinssirock
07/11 – Renon Bz, IT @ Rock im Ring Festival
07/16 – Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
07/17 – Tonsberg, NO @ Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
08/28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/29 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Pure & Crafted Festival
08/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tickets for the newly added dates go on sale on Friday April 3 at 10 a.m. local time. The only exceptions to the list are the Bowery Ballroom in New York and the Sinclair in Boston, which will go on sale at noon, local time.

These Summer tour dates mark the first “tour” they’ve done since the departure of guitarist Jon Brännström late last year.

Mumford and Sons Tease New Music Coming Soon

Mumford and Sons have been quiet for what seems like years (it’s only been about a year and a half), but now, it looks like the indie band will officially be making their return to the music world after their hiatus.

Last month, it was confirmed that they would be one of the major headliners at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom while they were also confirmed to headline Bonnaroo this year, but festival gigs aren’t the only thing the band have up their sleeves.

Talks of a new album, their third was confirmed last Summer by Ben Lovett, but with the teaser the band dropped this morning, a new song might be making its debut pretty soon, like this upcoming Monday (March 2).

The band took to Twitter this morning to post a message to fans claiming that some news was coming on Monday. Attached to the message, was a link which to a short video.

The video begins with the band’s name on the screen while some instrumentals play in the background. It then shifts to the band in a room (studio?) and before the song can actually begin, the video snaps to black.

What a way to troll your fans, guys.

Reading and Leeds Unveil Full 2015 Line-Up


If you though Bonnaroo had a cool way if veiling the artists for this year’s line-up, then Reading and Leeds might have a slightly cooler way of unveiling the third and final headliner for this year’s event.

The British festival took to Facebook to post anonymous letter which read: “Yeah, so I just woke up but like, I dunno, I just can’t stop thinking about Reading and Leeds and how much I’m looking forward to playing Reading and Leeds 2015.”

Everyone following were left to guess who the third headlining spot, alongside Metallica and Mumford and Sons, would be given to until Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show went live. During the show, it was revealed that the third headliner spot was given to The Libertines.

“Reading has always been a special festival to me, it’s where I misspent a lot of my youth. I saw Rage against the Machine there when I was a nipper, which inspired a lot in me. Zack de la Rocha set me on a path, he bridged the gap between my bedroom and Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix and the Doors and showed me what it really was to be up on that stage in front of all those people” frontman Carl Barat told NME about their big headlining gig.

“It’s pretty dizzying to be alongside Metallica, I used to love them when I was a kid. They were up there with Michael Jackson and James Dean.”

But while Barat and the rest of the Libertines (including a sober Pete Doherty, we hope) are headlining, a slew of over 50 more acts were also revealed including Kendrick Lamar, American Football, Panic! at the Disco, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Frnkiero and the cellabration, and many more (though there are two special guests still unannounced).

Check out the complete line-up for Reading and Leeds 2015 slated to take place during the weekend of August 28-30. All information about the festival including tickets can be seen on their websites here and here.


Reading and Leeds Unveil First Seven Acts for 2015


The year is almost over and that means festivals are already getting prepared to unveil the artists who will be taking the stage at each of them in no time at all.

Before long, this website will be having a hard time keeping up to date with all the festivals, their performers list, festival dates and live streams because of the on slaughter we usually get, but we won’t complain, it’s all fun. .

Today, Reading and Leeds decided to get a jump-start on their line-up
by announcing the first wave of artists who will be heading across the pond to perform at the annual event.

As of now, the list only has seven names, but hey that’s a start.

Metallica will be headlining next Summer’s event while Jamie T., Pierce the Veil, Run the Jewels, Manchester Orchestra and Wilkinson Live have been confirmed.

Also slated to perform at Reading and Leeds? Refused.

For some, this news is a little shocking since the band had said it was done once their reunion tour was over. It was also revealed Refused will be playing the Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec next Summer as well, so we’re not sure if they meant it when they said they were “done” especially since they’ve been dropping cryptic hints of a new record for next year.

Check out the first of many flyers with the line-up.


Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend of Aug. 28-30, 2015.

Paramore v. The Reading Festival Power Outage


For a band headlining a big music festival for the first time in their career is a one of a kind experience, but what happens when mid-way through their set the power all of a sudden turns off?

That’s exactly what happened to Paramore last night during their set at the Reading Festival. Half-way through their show, the power suddenly turned off and no one could figure out what had happened. The outage only lasted a reported 15 minutes, but during that time, the band sat in front of their huge audience (about 80,000 people) and provided fans with updates on the situation.

On Twitter, frontwoman Hayley Williams wrote that it was “one of the best things” to have happened to them especially during their first time ever headlining such a big festival. She followed it up by saying that it “to have a 100% candid & vulnerable moment w/ that many people & at such a high pressure show was so satisfying.”

Check out a few of her tweets from the night below.

At the end, a spokesperson for the festival had revealed that the outage was caused by a fiber optic cable the band had brought with them for their production. When everything was fixed, the band went on to play a stripped down version of their song, “The Only Exception” with only one microphone.

Watch the full performance here:

Awful News: Two Men Arrested for Assaulting Woman at Reading and Leeds


What should be one of the most enjoyable weekends across the pond has turned into an awful one for one attendants.

The Guardian is reporting that two people were arrested during yesterday’s installation of Reading and Leeds and not for some petty crime charge like theft or drugs, but for something a lot more serious.

According to British press, a 14-year-old boy from Surrey and a 31-year-old man from London have been arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman and are currently being held by Thames Valley police.

The victim, a 19-year-old woman, reported being attacked Thursday night “in a caravan on the festival trader’s site.” The woman, said she had met the man and the boy earlier in the day near an ice-cream van near a mobile phone charging station in one of the campsite.

But for those attending this year’s event and are a little concerned about things like this being a norm, don’t worry because it appears that the police have things under control, according to Chief Inspector Dave Parker, who spoke directly with The Guardian about this possibly occurring again.

“There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare. Officers are patrolling the site to support on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss this.”

On the upside, there have only been 21 (reported) crimes committed since Wednesday; five alleged drug offenses and 13 suspected thefts.

This year’s line up of Reading and Leeds has quite roster with blink-182, Paramore, The Arctic Monkeys, Jimmy Eat World, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, You Me at Six and many (many, many) more.