HotWax, Cole Bleu, Lucia & The Best Boys, Matilda Mann and more join the line-up for Reading and Leeds 2023

The BBC Introducing Stage will also host Only The Poets, Lexie Carroll, L'objectif, Pixey and more.
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A whole bunch of new names have been announced for Reading and Leeds 2023, as the line-up is revealed for the festival’s BBC Introducing stage.

The three-day programme includes some of the hottest rising artists, including HotWax, Cole Bleu, Matilda Mann, Lucia & The Best Boys, Only The Poets, Lexie Carroll, L’objectif, Pixey, The Goa Express and more.

They’ll join headliners Sam Fender, The Killers, Billie Eilish, Foals, and Imagine Dragons on the line-up, as the festival seeks a top-billed replacement for Lewis Capaldi, who cancelled all his forthcoming live commitments earlier this week.

The festival has also announced it’s Anachronica stage, exclusive to the Leeds leg. Highlighting DJs “pioneering in jungle, garage and dubstep” the line up includes apper and DJ Bakey, Leeds based vinyl spinners BP, award-winning DJ, broadcaster and radio producer DJ Flight, Afrobeat, House and Funk DJ Dr Dubplate, UK Bass and acid house pusher FELIXCW, jazz influenced dance DJ Reo, dub king SILVA BUMPA, Leeds based DJ and radio host Tañ and rave-garage lovers Y U QT.

The full list of acts announced for the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds 2023 reads:

Anchor Lane
Antony Szmierek
Bella Mae
Blazer Boccle
Charlotte Plank
Cole Bleu
Frankie Beetlestone
Grandmas House
Hannah Grae
Haunt The Woods
Khazali (Reading only)
Lexie Carroll
Lucia & The Best Boys
Matilda Mann
Native James
Only The Poets
The Goa Express
TS Lagga

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