Here’s the first line-up announcement for Reading & Leeds Festival 2018

Check out fans' reactions

The first wave of acts have been announced for Reading & Leeds Festival 2018. Check out the full line-up so far and fan reactions below.

Heading up the bill are Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings Of Leon, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, Skepta, and Panic! At The Disco, as the iconic festivals returns to both cities across Bank Holiday Weekend. Many more names will be added in the weeks and months ahead.

“There are very few places that can illustrate the growth of our band from its beginning,” said Fall Out Boy, as they return to headline. “However, Reading and Leeds is one of them. It is an honour to be able to headline a festival that we grew up playing and dreaming of that top spot.”

Kendrick Lamar also returns to Reading & Leeds, but makes his debut with the coveted headline slot off the back of his acclaimed DAMN. UK arena tour – which concludes this week.

Other highlights include Brockhampton, Sigrid, J Hus, Dua Lipa, Pale Waves, Hudson Taylor and Dream Wife.

The first line-up announcement for Reading &Leeds 2018 is here

The first line-up announcement for Reading &Leeds 2018 is here

“Reading and Leeds prides itself on being a music-first festival and this year’s line-up already proves that,” said Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn. “Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy are bands that have grown with the festival and its fans and we couldn’t be more pleased to invite them back to headline.

“Adding Panic! at the Disco and Kendrick Lamar, probably the most sought-after act in the world right now, we think Reading and Leeds Festivals 2018 are off to an amazing start – with even more to come, so watch this space.”

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

The full line-up for Reading & Leeds 2018 so far is:

Kendrick Lamar
Kings Of Leon
Fall Out Boy
Panic! at the Disco
$uicide Boy$
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
AJ Tracey
Annie Mac
Beartooth
Belly
Bicep Live
Brockhampton
Courteeners
Creeper
Diplo
Dream Wife
Dua Lipa
Fredo
Ghetts
Hannah Wants
Hinds
Hollywood Undead
Hudson Taylor
IAMDDB
J Hus
Kojo Funds
Lil Pump
Mist
Mr EAZI
Ms Banks
My Nu Leng
Nadia Rose
Netsky b2b Jauz b2b Slushii
nothing,nowhere
Nothing But Thieves
Pale Waves
Papa Roach
Playboi Carti
Post Malone
Riton & Kah-Lo
Sigrid
Skepta
Ski Mask The Slump God
Sum 41
The Blaze
The Magician
The Magic Gang
The Wombats
Tom Grennan
UnderØath
Waterparks
Wolf Alice
Wretch 32
Yungen

Fan reactions

Fans have since taken online to discuss the line-up. One of the biggest talking points is the surprise that Arctic Monkeys’ rumoured return and headline slot did not come into fruition. Many are still hoping that they will be announced.

However, there are also plenty of satisfied customers:

 

And plenty of disappointed fans:

 

Dates and Tickets

Reading & Leeds Festival takes place from 24-26 August at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. For tickets and more information, visit here.