Reading & Leeds festival have announced Eminem as the third and final headliner for 2017, as well as adding the likes of Haim, Migos, Giggs, You Me At Six, Blossoms and loads more also added to the line-up. See the full, new line-up below.
This will be Eminem’s third time headlining the festival, having topped the bill previously in 2001 and most recently in 2013.
“Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting,” said R&L boss Melvin Benn. “His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t want to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner – joining Kasabian and Muse – we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up – it’s looking stronger than ever.”
Fans are now speculating as to the chances of Eminem dropping new material by the summer. Haim meanwhile, have promised a ‘modern, exciting and fearless’ new album to be released this year – to follow-up 2013’s acclaimed debut, ‘Days Are Gone’.
Check out the full line-up below:
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Katy B (DJ Set)
Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
The Pretty Reckless
You Me At Six
Young T & Bugsey
Against The Current
At The Drive In
Jimmy Eat World
The Amity Affliction
Two Door Cinema Club
While She Sleeps
“It’s quite something – it’s defined us along the way, from back in ’04 when we played the tent,” Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno told NME of the honour of playing Reading & Leeds 2017. “When we played in 2012 it was such a special honour because it was the first time we’d headlined a major festival. It was phenomenal. With these new tunes, it’s going to be f**king incredible.”
When asked what fans should expect from their live show, he continued: “There’s always a twist in the tale. We grew up around the rave scene and that’s how we like to do things – to bring the carnival. Y’know, last day on Earth vibes.”
Speaking of their fellow headliners Muse, Pizzorno told NME: “They’ve been around for so long and when you see those boys live, they take your breath away. There’s not many bands like that around any more who can give you that show.”
Reading & Leeds festival takes place from 25-27 August over the Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets are on sale now and available here.