Taking place over Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 August, this year’s two-city festival will see performances from Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings Of Leon, Panic! At The Disco, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, Pendulum, Dua Lipa, Travis Scott, Slaves and many more.
With previous years seeing secret sets from the likes of Green Day, Foals, Them Crooked Vultures, Jamie T, Wolf Alice and Queens Of The Stone Age, now Twitter is alight with more speculation about who’ll be following suit.
soooooo… Bring me the horizon, frank carter and liam Gallagher could all be doing secret sets at reading????
this got even better
— Lifestyle (@LifestyleCS_) August 11, 2018
If the Bring me the horizon & Liam Gallagher rumours are true, Reading just got 100% better
— kieron. (@itskieronlad) August 8, 2018
Liam Gallagher rumoured as a secret set at Reading, yes please
— Charlie (@Charliezpage) August 8, 2018
OK but are you a secret set to reading n leads festivals ?? spill the beans
— Jordyn (@jordanking340) August 8, 2018
bring me the horizon being the secret set for reading hahaha dont make me get my old drop dead clothes back out again
— john (@john_pen99) August 8, 2018
not being funny but if bring me the horizon do actually have a secret set at reading then my whole life will be made. you will never hear me complain about anything ever again x
— nicha??♀️ (@t0nicha) August 8, 2018
if bring me the horizon do a secret set at reading maaaaate i'll be so happy
— lucy ? (@lucystanbridge) August 10, 2018
So apparently Bring Me The Horizon are secret set at reading festival this year??
— CharlieWatts⚔ (@CharlieeGIW) August 11, 2018
Bring Me The Horizon are appearing at Reading Festival you heard it here first
— Charlie (@Charliepfc97) August 10, 2018
WAIT….. if bring me the horizon are teasing something for the 21st august, imagine if they did a surprise set at reading ??
— Lifestyle (@LifestyleCS_) August 10, 2018
If everyone’s correct and bmth are playing reading at the same time as creeper…….it would kill me but I’m considering seeing bring me bc their crowd would be. So. Good.
— imi (@imidescence) August 11, 2018
Had a dream ab going to Reading to see bmth and Frank Carter so I guess I have to get a ticket now ??♀️
— RACH? (@girlsgirlsmemes) August 10, 2018
If frank carter and the rattlesnakes are at Reading its gonna fuckin go off
— alex (@alexjsmorrison) August 10, 2018
Its possible for Liam Gallagher to perform on both sites on Sunday August 26, as he has European festival shows on the two days prior. While Frank Carter has been coyly replying to fans asking if The Rattlesnakes may appear, R&L favourites Bring Me The Horizon are also being tipped to make their live comeback at the festival, having recently started teasing the release of new music.
UPDATE: It now looks like Bring Me The Horizon will be playing a secret Reading Festival set at 2.30PM tomorrow. It’ll then be followed by Leeds at 2.15PM on Saturday.
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) August 23, 2018
“An invitation to Salvation”, they teased.
Asked by Leeds Live about the possibility of secret sets this year, R&L lead booker Jon McIldowie replied: “Ermm…not that I can talk about but you said yourself, it is something we’ve done in the past – so it is possibly something we’ll do in the future.”