BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals

Rae Morris, Moko and Crystal Seagulls among the artists who will perform

The full line-up of artists taking to the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals has been announced.

Topping the bill on Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds will be London-based soul artist Moko, while singer-songwriter Rae Morris will lead the line-up on the Saturday at Reading and the Sunday at Leeds.

The BBC Introducing stage highlights up-and-coming talent, with Jake Bugg and Spector among the artists to have previously been showcased at the Reading and Leeds festivals.


The lineup for the BBC Introducing stage is as follows:

Adam French
All We Are
Billie Marten
Bloody Knees
Broken Hands
The Bulletproof Bomb
Crystal Seagulls
Dancing Years
Esco Williams
Heavy Petting Zoo
Hello Operator
Jack Garratt
John J Presley
Judge And The Jury
Man Made
Natasha North
Oh Volcano
Rae Morris
Rebecca Clements
Shambles In A Husk
Sunset Sons

“BBC Introducing are delighted to be bringing our stage to the Festival for another year,” said Jason Carter, Head of Live Music & Events at BBC Popular Music. “Over the past few years it has been fantastic to see bands that have been completely unknown move up the stage at the Festival, right up to the main stage, this is another phenomenal new band line-up.”

Carnabells have been added to the Festival Republic Stage after winning the Futuresound Competition. Crybabycry, Tabloids, Forever Cult, Allusondrugs and Vendettas have also been added to the bill.

This year’s Reading and Leeds festivals take place from August 22 to 24. The line-up includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182.