The first wave of acts have been announced for Reading & Leeds Festival 2018. Check out the full line-up so far and fan reactions below.
Reading & Leeds Headliners 2018
Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco and Kings Of Leon are the headliner for this year’s festival.
The full line-up for Reading & Leeds 2018 so far is:
Main Stage: Fall Out Boy / Travis Scott / The Kooks / The Wombats / Post Malone / Kendrick Lamar / Panic! At The Disco / Dua Lipa / Sum 41 / Mike Shinoda / Skindred / Proteje / Trash Boat / Kings Of Leon / The Courteeners / The Vaccines / J Hus / Krept x Konan / Shame / Billy Talent / The Joy Formidable / Dinosaur Pile-Up
BBC Radio 1 Stage: Wolf Alice / Nothing But Thieves / Mist / The Blaze / IAMDDB / The Front Bottoms / Fickle Friends / Maggie Rogers / SWMRS / Rae Morris / Pendulum / Deaf Havana / Rex Orange County / Sigrid / Brockhampton / Playboi Carti / Alma / Chase Atlantic / West Thebarton / Skepta / Diplo / Slaves / Don Broco / Wilkinson / DMA’s / NF / Nines / Marscians / Skinny Girl Diet
BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage: Annie Mac / Bicep / Kolsch / Elderbrook / Shadow Child / KDA / Brunswick / Netsky B2B Jauz B2B Slushii / Alan Walker / TQD / Sonny Fodera / Fred V & Grafix / Danny Howard / Eli Brown / Mason Maynard / Hannah Wants / My Nu Leng / The Magician / Riton & Kah-Lo / A-Trak / Mr Eazi / Charlie Sloth
The Lock-Up: Underoath / The Used / La Dispute / Royal Republic / Trophy Eyes / I The Mighty / The Xcerts / The Faim / Petrol Girls
The Pit: Papa Roach / Beartooh / $uicideboy$ / Black Peaks / Blood Youth / Nothing,Nowhere / Metz / SHVPES / I Don’t Know How But They Found Me / Man With A Mission / Ecca Vandal / Teenage Wrist / Hollywood Undead / Stray From The Path / Scarlxrd / Milk Teeth / Normandie / Black Futures / Sleep Token / Lady Bird
Festival Republic Stage: The Horrors / Death From Above / Bad Sounds / Hudson Taylor / Børns / The Night Café / Dream Wife / Ten Tonnes / King Nun / Easy Life / Touts / Annabel Allum (Reading only) / Kate Nash / The Magic Gang / Spring King / Yungblud / Otherkin / Pale Waves / HMLTD / Sunflower Bean / Sea Girls / Pretty Vicious / Bloxx / Wyvern Lingo / Tom Grennan / Isaac Gracie / Hinds / Lewis Capaldi / Spector / The Glorious Sons / Hippo Campus / Welshly Arms / Sam Fender / Hak Baker / Coin / Demob Happy / Husky Loops
BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage: Lil Pump / Belly / Kojo Funds / Fredo / Ocean Wisdom / Steel Banglez / Ms Banks / Skendo x Am / Suspect / Fekky / Adz and LB / Bobii Lewis / Wretch 32 / Yungen / Yxng Bane / A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie / Sneakbo / A2 / DJ Semtex (Reading only) / Lisa Mercdez / Hex / DJ Target / Izzie Gibbs / AJ Tracey / Lady Leshurr / Ski Mask The Slump God / Hardy Caprio / Nadia Rose / Ghetts / Scarlxrd / Ebenezer / 23 Unofficial / Bryn / Last Night In Paris / Headie One
Alternative Stage: Harry Hill / Lee Nelson / Joel Dommett / Big Shaq (Leeds only) / Mo Gilligan / Dane Baptiste / Tez Ilyas / Seann Walsh / Neil Hilborn / Tom Lucy / Paul McCaffrey / Lloyd Griffith / Lauren Pattison / Jayde Adams / Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Dates and Tickets
Reading & Leeds Festival takes place from 24-26 August at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Fans have since taken online to discuss the line-up. One of the biggest talking points is the surprise that Arctic Monkeys‘ rumoured return and headline slot did not come into fruition. The band are currently set to headline only TRNSMT Festival this summer.
— Charlie Curtis (@Charliecurtis17) February 13, 2018
what is the likelihood of arctic monkeys still being announced for reading bc I am PRAYING
— liv ⚡️ (@withurlovato) February 13, 2018
— Lara🦉 (@_blankwalls) February 13, 2018
Where the fuck are the Arctic Monkeys? 👋
— Jamie (@its_jamie__) February 13, 2018
Arctic monkeys where u at tho..?
— Franlovescats (@FranCavolina) February 13, 2018
I'm gonna keep an open mind and hope more bands are in the next announcement. 1975 and chvrches are releasing new music this year so they're pretty much guaranteed. I'd bet money that Arctic Monkeys will be headliners too.
— ˗ˏˋlyannaˊˎ˗ (@lyannaxxh) February 13, 2018
— Jacob Thewliss (@thewliss7) February 13, 2018
— Josh (@joshbaileylee) February 13, 2018
However, there are also plenty of satisfied customers:
am sad arctic monkeys arent going r&l but the lineup is decent ????
— Char ✨ (@lightupthedarkx) February 13, 2018
— josh (@MaseJosh) February 13, 2018
The people who can't dance are furious at #RandL18
— Jenny Taylor (@totaltea187) February 13, 2018
HA the lineup looks good 🙃 #RandL18
— Amal🌙☀️ (@amal42x) February 13, 2018
The #RandL18 lineup looks so so so good but A. I’m poor. And B. I have no friends. 🙄
— Elle (@SighIWantToDie) February 13, 2018
And plenty of disappointed fans:
— Ben Parry (@BenParry247) February 13, 2018
— pollyprissypants (@Taneeeeya) February 13, 2018
I’m not impressed 🤒 #RandL18
— gee🦋 (@georgiamiles_) February 13, 2018
Initial response to seeing the first #RandL18 lineup was whens the next announcement…. Very Average 😓
— Jamie Pullinger (@JamieAPullinger) February 13, 2018
— Pree Unit #FBPE (@pree_unit) February 13, 2018
— joshua (@joshbellamyx) February 13, 2018
It’s a good job it’s pancake day to get me through the misery of that shit line up announcement.. 😒 #RANDL18
— Emily Louise 🌻 (@emloutab) February 13, 2018