Reading And Leeds Festivals Alternative Stage line-up announced

Comedians and musicians set to perform on both sites

Robin Ince, Jason Byrne and Emo Philips are among the acts set to play on the Reading And Leeds FestivalsAlternative Stage this year.

The stage will host comedy and other performances at both sites of the festivals, which take place on August 27-29.

Other acts set to appear include Art Brut‘s Eddie Argos playing an acoustic show, beatboxer Beardyman, rapper Afrikan Boy and comics Kevin Bridges and Russell Kane.


Also music/politics group Instigate Debate will be hosting debates on both the sites on the stage. Last year panellists included The LibertinesCarl Barat, Stephen Street, Steve Lamacq, the NME and Jon McClure of Reverend And The Makers.

Club sessions on the stage will be held by the Transgressive label, Swap-a-Rama, Smash N’ Grab, Rebel Disco and Goldierocks.

Guns N’ Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 are set to play headline slots on the Main Stage at the events, while The Libertines are reforming to play the festivals.

The acts set to appear on the Alternative Stage at this years Reading And Leed Festivals are:

Emo Philips
Jason Byrne
Stephen K Amos
Russell Kane
Kevin Bridges
Rufus Hound
Robin Ince
Popcorn Comedy
Midnight Beast
Adam Bloom
Matt Kirschen
MC Dave Twentyman
JJ Whitehead
Matt Reed
Jamie Kilstein (Leeds Only)
Glenn Wool
Christian Reilly
Charlie Baker
Afrikan Boy
Eddie Argos
Luke Wright
Laura Dockrill
Rinse Wariko

To check the availability of Reading And Leeds Festivals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.