As the rapper prepares to releases his highly-anticipated debut album ‘Psychodrama’, Dave has been announced to headline the BBC Radio One Stage. Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly will also be taking to the second while Dappy hits the 1Xtra Stage and The Pit welcomes the likes of PUP, Of Mice & Men and Blood Youth.
They’ll be joining headliners Foo Fighters, Post Malone, The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots, along with Royal Blood, Blossoms, Billie Eilish, Mura Masa, The Distillers, Anderson. Paak and many more.
The fill list of new additions is:
THE FAIM FIDLAR
HOBO JOHNSON & THE LOVEMAKERS
MACHINE GUN KELLY
MINI MANSIONS MOONTOWER
OF MICE & MEN
SAINT JHN SEA GIRLS
SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS SPORTS TEAM
Reading & Leeds 2019 takes place from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August.
Speaking to NME last year about what to expect from his debut, Dave said: “You know what, I’ve been going through a lot recently. It’s difficult to speak about, but my friend always said that when you’re speaking, just keep it in the music. I feel like I’ve gone through a lot in the last couple of months that’s going to allow me to open up a brand new chapter in my life.”
He added added that he hoped the record would “shine a light” on a number of cultural aspects – including the current state of life in the capital.
“London’s in a crazy place right now,” Dave continued. “It’s so positive in certain areas and so negative in certain areas. I feel like now is the best time to speak about it, and put that into the music.”