Reading And Leeds Festival announces 40 more music names and comedy line-up

Laura Jane Grace, Mabel, and Charlie Sloth are among the new names, alongside a star-studded comedy stage.

Reading And Leeds Festival has announced over 40 new acts, plus a host of top comedians for its Alternative Stage.

New for the BBC Radio 1 Stage are Mabel, Childcare, and Picture This. Joining the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage are The LaFontaines, Kim Petras, and Barny Fletcher.

Added to the Pit Stage are Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, Queen Zee, Palaye Loyale. and Plague Vendor. On the Festival Republic Stage, new acts include Bleached, Kawala, Sons Of Raphael, Pink Sweat$, and Oddity Road.

Fresh on the BBC 1Xtra Stage are Unknown T, NAV, Geko, Dig Dat, Tyla Yaweh, YBN Nahmir, BiG Heath. and Geko.

Reading And Leeds Festival line-up

Josh Widdicombe and Bridget Christie are the comedians headlining the Alternative Stage. Other comics on the bill include Dane Baptiste, Ed Gamble, Tom Allen, Marcus Brigstocke, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Shappi Khorsandi, Lloyd Griffith, and Russell Kane. Exclusively at Leeds are Nick Helm and Brennan Reece, with Andrew Maxwell and Abigoliah Schauman solely at Reading.

Films being shown at the Alternative Stage include Liam Gallagher documentary Liam Gallagher: As It Was and Frank Sidebottom documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story.

The event has also named its Relentless After Dark line-up, which will only be held at Leeds. It stars DJ Semtex, Charlie Sloth And Friends, Crucast, Hannah Wants, MIC Righteous, Rude Kid, a live set by Alma, Prospa, Mason Maynard, and Jess Bays.

The new names join headliners The 1975, Foo Fighters and co-headliners Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots. The festival runs from August 23-25.

Other acts appearing across the weekend include Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Dave, Royal Blood, Chvrches, Mura Masa, Bastille, The Wombats, Anderson .Paak, A Day To Remember and Fredo.