In a tweet looking forward to the events, Yungblud has teased that there will be unexpected surprises at the shows.
“LEEDS N READING IS GONNA BE FOOKIN MAD,” he tweeted. “I GOT SURPRISES!”
LEEDS N READING IS GONNA BE FOOKIN MAD. I GOT SURPRISES! 🖤🩸🖤
— YUNGBLUD’s a FLEABAG (@yungblud) August 23, 2021
Earlier this month, Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes joined Yungblud on stage at one of his Kentish Town Forum shows, with the pair performing ‘Obey’ – Yungblud’s 2020 collaboration with BMTH – live for the first time.
Also set to be debuted live at Reading & Leeds is Yungblud’s new standalone single ‘Fleabag’. “I wrote ‘Fleabag’ in a really dark time of my life, when a lot of people around me had an expectation about what I should be,” he said of the song upon its release. “To tell you the truth, it’s about being fucking gutted about people judging me and trying to tear me down. I felt so alienated, I felt so alone.”
For the first time ever in 2021, Reading & Leeds will have two main stages and six headliners, with Biffy Clyro, Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Disclosure, Post Malone and Catfish & The Bottlemen all topping the bill.