Reading and Leeds Festival 2016: more acts added to line-up

Frank Turner, Nas, Kano, Good Charlotte and more confirmed

Nas and Frank Turner lead the new additions for this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival lineup.

The twin event will take place this year simultaneously at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 26-28). This year’s festival will be headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as two pairs of co-headliners: Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy, plus Foals and Disclosure.

As well as Nas and Frank Turner, today’s new line-up announcement includes Good Charlotte, Kano, Mastodon, Tonight Alive, Coheed And Cambria, The Temper Trap and Over70.

NMEDerek Bremner/NME

In addition to the headliners and these new acts, Reading & Leeds organisers previously announced that Chvrches, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, Travi$ Scott, Haim, Eagles of Death Metal, Slaves, Savages, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap and Jack Garratt are all set to appear over the weekend.

Co-headliners Foals previously about their line-up slot: “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.”

2015’s festival was headlined by Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines.

NME PHOTOS: The Ultimate Story Of Reading And Leeds Festival 2015 In 54 Stunning Photos


The 10 Best Moments From Reading Festival 2015

Backstage At Reading And Leeds 2015: Bands, Celebrities And Blaggers