Russell Kane, Rob Delaney, Mark Thomas and more announced for Reading and Leeds Alternative Stage

A host of other acts have been announced for the August bash

Russell Kane, Rob Delaney, Mark Thomas and more announced for Reading and Leeds Alternative Stage

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Russell Kane, Rob Delaney and Mark Thomas are just some of the acts announced for the Alternative Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

As well as a raft of comedy acts, The Alternative Stage will also play host a club night courtesy of indie dons Transgressive, and will also see Haim taking over Propoganda! Meanwhile, film fans will have an opportunity to catch Snoop Dogg's transformation from rapper to rasta in Snoop Lion: Reincarnated. And there's music too: Doom, Shlomo, Reeps One and Jeffrey Lewis all set to slot in between the comics and play live across the weekend at both sites.

The Alternative line-up is as follows:

Russell Kane
Seann Walsh (Leeds only)
Rob Delaney
Mark Thomas (Leeds only)
Shappi Khorsandi (Reading only)
Josh Widdicombe
Paul Chowdhry
Trevor Noah
Jamie Kilstein
Carl Donnelly’s National Novelty Dance Off Finals
Nathan Caton
Jarred Christmas (Leeds only)
Andrew O’Neill
Joel Dommett
Katherine Ryan
Idiots of Ants
Tiffany Stevenson
Romesh Ranganathan (Leeds only)
Tom Deacon (Reading only)
Ellis James
Rob Beckett
Lucy Beaumont (Leeds only)
Luisa Omielan
Suzi Ruffell
Mark Simmons
Daniel Townes (Reading and Leeds)
Jim Smallman (Leeds only)
Andrew Ryan

MC DOOM
Shlomo & The Lip Factory
Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain
Reeps One
Transgressive
Rebel Bingo (Leeds only)
Boogaloo Stu (Leeds only)
Buttoned Down Disco (Reading only)
Propaganda with special guests Haim
Snoop Lion: Reincarnated (Film)


Green Day, Eminem and Biffy Clyro headline this year's Reading & Leeds Festivals. See NME.COM/festivals/reading-and-leeds, Readingfestival.com and Leedsfestival.com for more information about this summer's events.

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