The first names have been announced for next summer’s Reading & Leeds festivals, with a couple of the least well kept secrets in pop confirmed.
As announced on BBC Radio 1 by Greg James, the news confirms the longstanding rumour that The 1975 will headline, presumably with not just the forthcoming full-length ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ to showcase, but also its much anticipated follow-up ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ too. Following up on 2017’s Latitude headline set, it sees them topping the bill at one of the traditional big two UK festivals for the first time.
They’ll be joined by Foo Fighters, who pretty much confirmed themselves by announcing a pair of Irish dates just days before earlier this week. It’ll be the first time they’ve headlined R&L since 2012.
Twenty One Pilots will also be grabbing a Main Stage headline set in 2019. Fresh off the back of their new album ‘Trench’, they’ve been moving up the Reading & Leeds line-up in recent years. The headline bill is completed by Post Malone, who pulled one of the biggest crowds of Reading & Leeds 2018 – something that’s sure to have paid a big part in securing top billing this time around.
Other names in the initial line-up announce include Bastille, who are set to drop their third album ‘Doom Days’ next year, Pale Waves, Sundara Karma, Blossoms, Billie Eilish, PVRIS and The Amazons.
There’s also room for Not3s, The Distillers, Hayley Kiyoko, Stefflon Don and more.
Reading & Leeds 2019 takes place between 23rd and 25th August 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.