The Reading and Leeds festival is almost upon us, and if you’re half as excited as we are you’ll be planning which bands to see when. Here are 30 acts you really shouldn’t miss. Mark Lanegan’s Soulsavers will give a masterclass in epic gloom on the Festival Republic Stage on Friday at Reading and Sunday in Leeds.
Latitude Festival – Southwold
With her track ‘Remedy’ currently riding high in the charts, Little Boots’ quest for world domination continues apace. Expect Tenori-Ons, spangly outfits and some massive pop gems as she storms the NME/Radio 1 stage on Friday (Reading) and Sunday (Leeds). Pic: PA Photos
Black Lips @ Islington Academy NME Awards Show. 15th February 2008.
Black Lips’ shows in the past have involved chickens, fireworks and lots of nudity. God only knows what the self-styled “flower-punks” will bring to Reading’s Festival Republic stage on Friday and Leeds on Sunday. Pic: James Quinton