New bands added to Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 line-up

Festival runs over next month's bank holiday weekend, August 26-28

The line-up has been confirmed for the Transgressive Records late-night takeover at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival.

Reading And Leeds Festival takes place simultaneously in the two cites over next month’s bank holiday weekend, August 26-28, at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds.

Influential indie label Transgressive Records (Foals, Mystery Jets) will curate the after-hours bill at the Alternative Stage, it has been announced.

The line-up across both festivals includes Fat White Family performing live, plus DJ sets from Metronomy, Peace, Pulled Apart By Horses, Hinds and Peep Show‘s Super Hans.

There will also be live sets from Honne and Loyle Carner, plus DJ appearances by Jen Long and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.

NMEAndrew Whitton

Toby L, co-founder of Transgressive Records, says of the news: “Every year the Transgressive Takeover at Reading and Leeds gets bigger and bigger, and it’s such a joy to return once again in 2016. Last year the legendary Mike Skinner and Jackmaster killed it, whilst prior to that the likes of Kelis, London Grammar, Disclosure, Two Door Cinema Club, SBTRKT and so many more have always ensured true variety and class.”

“This time, we cannot wait to welcome Loyle Carner – one of the most important new artists on the planet right now – to the stage, plus Fat White Family, Honne and all our guest DJs, not least a very welcome return from Metronomy. Meanwhile, God only knows what Super-Hans has in store for us; his first ever Glastonbury appearance this summer is already the stuff of legend. After the headliners finish, come and pay us a visit – we’ll be expecting you.”

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