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|Who is in the Reading & Leeds Festival 2022 line-up?|
Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic said: “With so many amazing acts set to play, Reading and Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer: defining the sounds of modern ground breaking music. I cannot wait!”
Summer 2022 will see the return of the Reading & Leeds Festival and the line-up has been revealed.
Reading Festival takes place at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue, whilst Leeds Festival is held at Bramham Park, near Wetherby.
The three-day festivals expected to take place between August 26 and 28, 2022.
Both events take place at the same time, with headliners and supporting acts playing at both locations on different days.
The boss Melvin Benn has said that “three of next year’s next year’s headliners are in place”. Fans will have a “final chance to purchase [the] last few remaining First Release tickets” before this.
Megan Thee Stallion
Bring Me The Horizon
Rage Against the Machine
Run The Jewels
|Dave Will Be In Reading & Leeds Festivals 2022|
Artists such as Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine, Halsey and Bastille will be taking to the stage next year.
They will be joined by talent from rock, indie, alternative, hip-hop and dance, including Wolf Alice, Glass Animals, Enter Shikari, Joy Crookes, Little Simz, Run The Jewels, Fever 333 and Pale Waves.
Playing in the UK for the first time since 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino tour, Arctic Monkeys make their return to headline the main stage in 2022.
Dave, pictured below, at only 23 years old and having won nearly every major UK musical accolade possible, can now count being the youngest ever solo artist to headline Reading and Leeds as another triumph.
Rage Against The Machine formed in 1991, rising to acclaim with their fiercely anti-establishment sound merging hip hop, punk and thrash.
To date, the band have sold more than 16 million records, and are one of the loudest voices in modern music.
Los Angeles rap metal band Rage Against The Machine, infamous for their 2009 Christmas number one campaign for Killing In The Name, also make their return to the festivals.
Since Halsey's breakthrough 2015 album Badlands, the US star (pictured below) has pushed boundaries with her ambitious, creative music while three-time, Grammy-winning recording artist Megan Thee Stallion is set for a debut main stage west headline set.
Meanwhile, Sheffield alt-metallers Bring Me The Horizon’s nearly 20-year strong career has seen them develop to a slick, pop-metal hit factory with two Grammy nods and consecutive number one albums.
Rising British neo-soul star Joy Crookes is set to make her debut appearance on the main stage while US popstar Madison Beer will be performing fresh off her debut album, Life Support.
Electro-rockers Enter Shikari, above, will also hit the main stage while drum and bass legend Wilkinson is headlining the Dance Stage, in good company with the liquid duo Hybrid Minds confirmed.
Heat Waves singers Glass Animals are joined by Bastille and Wolf Alice as well as Dublin rockers Fontaines DC.
London rapper Little Simz is also on the bill alongside Run The Jewels as well as 2021 breakout star Jack Harlow.
|Sheffield quartet The Arctic Monkeys have not played in the UK since their 2018 Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino Tour (Yui Mok/PA)|
Speaking about the headliners booked for 2022, Melvin Benn did say that “some of them have guitars”.
Recent rumours have suggested that the Arctic Monkeys could headline this festival. The band have recently announced a run of European festival dates.
On this rumour, Benn said this, “Arctic Monkeys are a law unto themselves and when they decide next to play live is beyond me, if I’m honest”.
Benn also had this to say regarding the likes of Machine Gun Kelly and Queen of the Stone Age hitting the Reading and Leeds festivals.
“As you’ve seen from 2020 into this year, we don’t just rebook acts for the sake of it”.
He also added, “What we want to do is book a relevant festival every year, and not just rebook the acts who have cancelled”.
Following the return of live music to the UK last year, Melvin Benn said at the time that the festivals not going ahead would have had catastrophic consequences for the sector.
“It could have easily been two years without festivals,” Benn claimed. “If this event hadn’t happened, I’d have been worried it would have been a long time before we got back to a festival”, he said. “For me it’s very emotional, a lot of my staff were in tears, tears of joy really so fantastic”.
He continued, “It’s surreal in a way, but absolutely normal in another way really. I mean, I’m one of those people that spend my life in crowds so I feel really comfortable in crowds. It feels like we can be back to normal. You see kids jumping up and down and it’s just brilliant”.
Tickets for the events go on general sale at 9am on Friday December 10, with the festivals expected to take place next year from August 26-28.
Pre-sale tickets are available now for the next 48 hours, before they go on general sale at 9am on Friday. December 10.
Tickets for the events go on general sale at 9am on Friday December 10.
Tickets for both festivals are available to purchase via Ticketmaster.
General sale tickets and instalment plans are available from 9am on Friday, December 10 from www.leedsfestival.com/tickets and www.readingfestival.com/tickets.
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