“Don’t crowdsurf this time”: fans react to Twenty One Pilots headlining Reading and Leeds

It may feel like the blur of glitter, mud and regrettable decisions that is festival season has only just finished; but as the days get shorter and we get closer to Christmas, it means that after only a few months of respite it’s time to start thinking about festival season 2019. We’ve already had the pure elation/crushing disappointment of trying to get Glasto tickets, and the following excitement of Stormzy being announced their first headliner. All Points East has revealed that Bon Iver and Chemical Brothers will be taking on the top spot, and The Cure seem to be playing every single festival possible.

But this morning it was time for another big one, the first Reading and Leeds festival announcement. After months of speculation the four headliners were announced as Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots. While Dave Grohl and co will be playing the festival’s top spot for the fourth time, it’s a mainstage headlining first for Post Malone and The 1975.

But it’s the announcement of Twenty One Pilots that has got fans talking. Their third appearance at the festival (and first headlining), the megalithic duo will be bringing the ‘Trench’ era to Reading and Leeds, and people are bloody excited.

And are getting tickets for the festival primarily to see them:

And for some it’s a family affair:

Although some are less excited by the notion of Twenty One Pilots in the top spot:

But others are clapping back at Dark Fruits twitter:

Whilst others they’re hoping Twenty One Pilots avoid what happened to frontman Tyler Joseph, when in 2016 he got pulled into the crowd when crowdsurfing and lost his shoe and had his shirt ripped apart…

You can buy tickets for next year’s festivals when they go back on sale on Friday (November 23) at 9am: you can grab your tickets for Reading here, and for Leeds here.
In the meantime have a listen to the playlist we’ve created of all the acts announced so far.

Reading & Leeds 2019

A playlist featuring The 1975, Juice WRLD, Billie Eilish, and others