More than 50 more acts, including Wakefield favourites The Cribs, have been announced for the line-up at this summer’s Leeds Festival taking place at Bramham Park between August 28 and 30
Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines will be main stage headliners, but joining them will be a mix of established and up and coming names set to keep the Leeds event at the forefront of festivals.
Newly announced to be playing the main stage on the opening day are The Cribs, who are set to get the arena rocking with a selection of favourites and tracks from their hotly anticipated new album, ‘For All My Sisters’, which will be released next month.
They will be joined on the Friday by Grammy Award nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar, indie favourites The Maccabees and anthemic rock quintet Lonely The Brave.
The second day will see pop-punk band All-Time Low return to the festival for the first time since 2012 with new album ‘Future Hearts’ in tow. Alongside them will be grown-up pop-punk band Panic! At The Disco and rising stars of the same scene Neck Deep, who won best newcomer at last year’s Kerrang! awards.
Sunday’s heavier line-up, headed by Metallica, will now feature Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon, who have established themselves as the UK’s biggest metal crossover act, and another Yorkshire band, Marmozets, making a big step up to the main stage.
On the NME/BBC RADIO 1 Stage, electronic dance duo Knife Party have been added to the line-up for a special closing set on the Saturday.
American rock band Limp Bizkit and rap prodigy Tyler, The Creator also join the bill, along with Birmingham indie poppers Swim Deep, inventive British art rock band Everything Everything, indie rock quartet Peace and North London production duo Gorgon City.
Also revealed are rock legends American Football, Liverpudlian band of the moment Circa Waves, beat-maker and prolific producer Jamie XX, leftfield pop musicians Glass Animals, emotionally charged Pennsylvania four-piece The Districts and Punk duo Slaves.
As one of the most influential pop punk bands of all time, and with a rich history at Reading and Leeds, New Found Glory return to headline The Lock Up Stage on the Saturday while three-time Grammy nominated titans of metal Mastodon will take top billing on the Pit stage on the Sunday.
Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats also join the line-up, along with ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, who brings his new project FrnkIero And the Cellabration. Swedish theatrical metallers Ghost, technical death metal band Gojira and reunited hardcore legends Modern Life Is War will rock the stage across the weekend.
Anthemic punkers The Menzingers, Sheffield’s top metal band While She Sleeps, Southampton five piece Bury Tomorrow and rockers Simple Plan are also revealed for the festival bill.
All three Festival Republic Stage headliners have now been revealed with Frank Turner playing a special solo spot on the Friday, Django Django closing the stage on the Saturday and indie rock veterans The Wombats topping the bill on the Sunday.
This stage will also see legendary Irish rockers Ash will making a welcome return, building on a rich history with the festivals dating back to their first performance at Reading in 1995. Having recently announced their new album, their set will be yet another classic performance providing the soundtrack to the summer.
Also performing on the stage will be Canadian indie-pop quintet Alvvays, fast rising rockers Coasts, grunge revivalists Darlia and Australian indie sensation DMA’s. The soaring melodies of Jake Isaac, folky Sydney trio Little May, the socially observant hip-hop/rock of Ratboy, American baroque pop band San Fermin, young South Londoners The Bulletproof Bomb, the soaring rock of We Are The Ocean, Irish rock-pop five piece Walking On Cars and Missouri garage punk brothers Radkey - making the Festival Republic Stage the one-stop shop for all things on the rise, alongside some of the biggest names in music.
The BBC RADIO 1 Dance Stage will feature Boy Better Know featuring JME, Skepta, Wiley, Shorty, Solo 45, Maximum, while Jammer & Frisco will be headlining on the Friday.
Also performing across the weekend are drum & bass duo Camo & Krooked, producer and techno artist Brodinski, Scottish production wizard Hudson Mohawke, mysterious r’n’b maestro Ben Kahn and My Nu Leng, who will bring their big bounding beats to the festival. London based feel-good House duo Toyboy & Robin, New York electric pop duo Cardiknox, geek-step Midlander FTSE, electronic producer Porter Robinson presents his incredible Worlds live show, LA DJ Dillon Francis, and self-proclaimed ‘sad dance’ musician Tourist will also be performing.
Now a well-established feature of the Leeds Festival, the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage will bring the best in urban music across the three days.
Co-headlining on the Saturday are Harlem trap lord A$AP Ferg and hazy Brooklyn hip hop crew Flatbush Zombies, providing an incredible East coast double header of real rap music.
Having finally dropped her long awaited debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ late last year, Azealia Banks returns to Leeds for one of her characteristically high octane live sets to headline the 1Xtra Stage on the Sunday.
With one final headliner still to be revealed for the stage, the tent will host sets from Miami bass turntablist Craze, South London hip hop duo Krept & Konan, grime hero and UK trailblazer Lethal Bizzle and the fresh sounds of Essex rapper Nick Brewer. The line-up grows even further with the addition of genre-blurring urban DJ Oneman and the unique dream-rap of Pell. New York natives Ratking are one of the purest voices of modern underground rap music and this year marks their debut R&L performance alongside MOBO Award ‘Best Grime Act’ and BBC Sound Of runner up Stormzy. Brotherly hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd are also announced today.
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Weekend tickets are £205 plus £8 booking fee and postage. Day tickets are £59.50 plus £7 booking fee and postage. Go to www.seetickets.com or ring 0871 2310821.