Healy and co were alongside Foo Fighters, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots in being announced to top the bill at next yer’s festival this morning. As they prepare drop their acclaimed third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships‘ before a huge UK and Ireland arena tour, the frontman of the Manchester band have said that their slot fulfils a childhood dream, having attended Leeds Festival so much in their teens.
“The reason we’re doing it is I need to headline Reading and Leeds festival, because we went there as fans when we were kids,” Healy told NME. “Every time I [play] it, it’s like I might as well have just been there in the pit, jumped over the barrier and grabbed the mic.
“That’s how I feel at that festival. It’s sick. We went to Leeds like 10 times when we were kids.”
Also on the bill for Reading & Leeds 2019 so far are Bastille, Pale Waves, The Distillers , The Amazons, Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Bowling For Soup, Camelphat, Crucast, Denis Sulta, G Flip, Hayley Kiyoko, Juice WRLD, NOT3S, PVRIS, Stefflon Don, Sundara Karma and Yungblud.
Meanwhile, the band’s upcoming UK arena tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more information.
9 – Belfast SSE Arena
10 – Dublin 3Arena
12 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
14 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
16 – Brighton The Centre
18 – London The O2
21 – Exeter Westpoint
23 – Birmingham Arena
24 – Manchester Arena
25 – Sheffield FlyDSA Arena