Foals and Disclosure to co-headline Reading and Leeds 2016

Jack Ü, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap and Crystal Castles also added to bill

Foals and Disclosure have been announced as the co-headliners of Reading and Leeds Festival 2016.

Both acts will step up to headline status for the first time at the festival, with Red Hot Chili Peppers already confirmed to top the bill in an announcement made last year.

Foals and Disclosure lead a raft of new additions to the festival line-up with Skrillex and Diplo to perform under their Jack Ü guise while Two Door Cinema Club will mark their live return with their only European festival date of the summer.

Other new additions confirmed this morning (January 28) include Fetty Wap, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Castles, Parkway Drive, Nothing But Thieves, The Internet, Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants. Meanwhile, Kurupt FM, the stars of BBC3’s People Just Do Nothing, will also stage their Champagne Steam Rooms club night at the festival this summer.

Reading and Leeds has staged joint headliners before with Paramore and Queens of The Stone Age sharing the top billing in 2014.

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Speaking about their status as co-headliners, Foals commented: “We’re absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It’s a dream come true. We’ve worked our way up on our own terms & to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us & hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns & focus on what matters, you’ll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band.”

Acts previously confirmed to appear across August Bank Holiday (August 26-28) include is The 1975, Courteeners, Twenty One Pilots, Boy Better Know, DJ EZ, Slaves, Crossfaith, Kinds, and Rat Boy.

Newly announced additions:

Foals
Disclosure
Jack Ü
Imagine Dragons
Two Door Cinema Club
Fetty Wap
Crystal Castles
Parkway Drive
Nothing But Thieves
The Internet
Oliver Heldens
Hannah Wants
Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Rooms
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Previously announced:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
The 1975
Courteeners
Boy Better Know
Twenty One Pilots
Eagles Of Death Metal
Slaves
Hinds
Rat Boy
DJ EZ

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