Reading And Leeds Festivals announce after hours entertainment

Plus the Alternative Stage line-up

Reading festival aerial view
The organisers of the Reading And Leeds festivals have announced details of the after-hours entertainment at the forthcoming festivals.

The festival takes place near the two cities on August 22-24.

Organisers have explained that a silent disco will be run in the NME/Radio One stage after the bands finish. DJs set to play records at the silent disco include BBC Radio 1's Bethan Elfyn and Steve Lamacq.

At the Leeds site the musical entertainment will begin on the Thursday night of the festival (August 21), with local label Dance To The Radio organising a series of shows on the BBC Introducing stage. Bands set to play include Grammatics, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Wallbirds, Broken Records and Wintermute.

Meanwhile, the line-up for the Alternative Stage at the sites has been announced. The stage will see a series of spoken-word, comedy and cabaret performances from the likes of Henry Rollins and John Cooper Clarke.

Acts set to appear on the stage include:

Henry Rollins
John Cooper Clarke
Jeffrey Lewis
George Pringle
Chris Hicks
Ross Sutherland
Beans On Toast
Tim Clare
Byron Vincent
Dockers MC
Excentral Tempest
Brendon Burns
Phill Jupitus
Jack Whitehall
Jeremy Warmsley

See the Reading And Leeds Festivals website for further information.

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