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Stormzy, who has beforehand headlined Glastonbury, became on account of produce at Reading and Leeds this 365 days

Reading and Leeds Festival shall be back next 365 days with six headliners split across two well-known stages in each role.

The tournament, which sees acts rotate between Reading and Leeds, had been on account of happen closing weekend but became called off on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now 2021’s headliners shall be Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Up to 200,000 followers are expected at next 365 days’s events – from 27 to 29 August.

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Liam Gallagher appears realizing joyful to be back on stage next 365 days

The highest of the tournament’s promoters Festival Republic, Melvin Benn, stated it became their „most account belief but“.

„Two well-known stages, six headliners, the negate line up of acts 2021 will secure out about and 200,000 followers are going to celebrate the negate music,“ he added.

The tournament, regarded by many live music followers as 2d simplest to Glastonbury within the annual UK music calendar, will moreover encompass AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Two Door Cinema Membership, alongside with rappers Ashnikko, DaBaby and Fever 333.

Rapper Stormzy and dilapidated Oasis frontman Gallagher had been on account of headline the 2020 events – alongside with rock band Rage In opposition to The Machine – and the organisers had been ready to protect the products and companies of each British superstars.

Gallagher stated: „Certain Brothers and Sisters, I attain bearing appropriate data…Yours In actuality is headlining Reading & Leeds 2021. C’MON YOU KNOW. LG“

Catfish And The Bottlemen, who will headline the competition for the significant time, advisable BBC Radio 1 it became a „huge honour“ to possess been asked to top the invoice.

„We now possess constantly had it within the back of our minds since we first played the BBC Introducing stage [in 2013],“ the band’s frontman Van McCann stated.

„So that that you just must per chance attain back now and possess that slot, it is some distance a astronomical one.

„We will potentially turn up with about a new songs.“

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The organisers are hoping followers will aloof abilities attending – even though it could presumably now no longer gape somewhat like this next 365 days

Nonetheless, some on social media complained regarding the dearth of female artists amongst next 365 days’s headliners, all of whom are male.

Robert accused the organisers of „misogyny“, whereas one more tweeted that the headliners had been being outshone by the ladies featured within the 2021 line-up, but it sounds as if „deemed now no longer headline-worthy“.

The competition will aloof happen on the same outdated venues – Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. Tickets bought for this summer season will remain trusty, whereas refunds will moreover be on hand, organisers possess stated.

Reading and Leeds are each amongst the longest-running and greatest music events in Britain. Reading has a means target market of 105,000 music followers, whereas Leeds can grab 75,000.

The Reading Festival itself dates back to the the 1960s, and traditional to be finest-is called a rock competition, but over the years it has integrated a more various line-up and added Leeds as a 2d role in 1999.

Final 365 days’s headliners integrated The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Opponents. A good deal of acts integrated Billie Eilish, Bastille, Blossoms, Yungblud, Pale Waves and The Distillers.


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