Reading And Leeds Festival announces packed Alternative Stage lineup

Comedians, club nights and political commentator Owen Jones will all grace the stage

Reading And Leeds Festival has announced the mix of comedians and club nights set to grace the Alternative Stage next month (August).

Comedians Russell Howard, Bill Bailey, Marcus Brigstocke, Katherine Ryan, Lee Nelson and Russell Kane will be appearing at both locations, joined by political commentator Owen Jones, who will be in conversation with Andy Parsons at both locations.

Other performers due to appear at both locations include Joel Dommett, Sara Pascoe, Holly Walsh, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Andrew Maxwell and Mark Steel. Comedian David Morgan will serve as one of the Alternative Stage’s MCs at Reading only, while Dan Nightingale will serve as an MC at Leeds only.

Leeds Festival will also host a special set from hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash, who will be joined by turntablist DJ Yoda and club nights Rave Karaoke and Nightmares From The Discotheque for what is billed as a “full-throttled evening of entertainment”.

The Alternative Stage performers join a huge line-up of bands and solo musicians at both locations including Foals, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy, who are all headliners.

Other names appearing over the weekend include The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Imagine Dragons, Jack U, Boy Better Know, The Vaccines, Chvrches, A$AP Rocky, Haim, Jack Garratt, Nas, Frank Turner, Fetty Wap, Eagles Of Death Metal, Slaves, The Wombats, Kano, Savages, Half Moon Run, Blossoms, Spring King, Mastodon, Travi$ Scott, Crystal Castles, Ezra Furman, Krept & Konan, The Sherlocks, Pulled Apart By Horses and DMA’s.

Readings And Leeds Festival takes place over holiday weekend, August 26-28, at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds.