Next year’s festival will take place from August 23-25, 2019, with the two sites’ traditional venues of Richfield Avenue (Reading) and Bramham Park (Leeds) being retained once again.
The four headliners for Reading & Leeds 2019 were revealed this morning (November 21) by Greg James on BBC Radio 1. The 1975 will headline Reading on the Friday (August 23) and Leeds on the Saturday (August 24), while Foo Fighters will close Reading on Sunday (August 25) after topping the bill at Leeds on Friday.
Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots will co-headline on Reading Saturday and in Leeds on the Sunday.
Your first #RandL19 names are HERE including your headliners…@foofighters, @twentyonepilots, @the1975 and @PostMalone! ?? Tickets on sale this Friday 9AM! ? Full names HERE ? https://t.co/7dXwQwlevW pic.twitter.com/E9dk85XmN7
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) November 21, 2018
Foo Fighters were headline the festival for the fourth time (following top slots in 2002, 2005 and 2012), while The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots will all top the bill at Reading & Leeds for the first time in their respective careers in 2019.
They’re joined by 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. See the splits below.
Music fans and festivalgoers have been registering their reactions to this morning’s line-up announcement on social media – with opinion split on the festival’s choices for 2019.
Much Better than last year, thank you ?
— Northy ??? (@KingOfLimbsAOTS) November 21, 2018
— Matty (@Matty_Craig98) November 21, 2018
What a load of shite. Literally 2 good bands announced
— Waldo (@LiamJamesWall) November 21, 2018
Posty can’t get enough of us
— Drew Stephens (@drewstephens42) November 21, 2018
show me a better 3 headliners than 1975, POST MALONE and FOO FIGHTERS (protip: you can't)
— ??? ?????? (@RKELLAS) November 21, 2018
TWENTY ONE PILOTS HEADLINING R&L DO THEY WANT TO TAKE ANY MORE OF MY MONEY??
— chlo / new acc in bio (@dndnndno) November 21, 2018
The 1975 headlining Leeds is major step up, fair fuckin play to them. Catch me in a field in August
— Curt ?? (@curtc0op) November 21, 2018