Reading and Leeds Add Much-Needed Quality to the Bill

It’s been confirmed that Kasabian will headline the famous festival pairing of Reading and Leeds. 
The quartet will take to the stages of Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park for the first time since 2012, when they topped the bill alongside The Cure and Foo Fighters.

Fans can expect the Leicester powerhouses to sprinkle some new material into their spectacular set, as they prepare for the release of their sixth studio album. 

And Kasabian certainly don’t lack confidence in the new music that they’ve been working hard on, as guitarist and songwriter Sergio Pizzorno told NME ‘When we played in 2012 it was such a special honour because it was the first time we’d headlined a major festival. With these new tunes, it’s going to be fucking incredible.’

They’ll be joined by Northern Irish indie outift Two Door Cinema Club, who closed the NME tent at Leeds last year with a breathtaking one hour set – one of the highlights of the entire weekend. 

Since then, the Bangor three piece have released their crticially-acclaimed third album Gameshow, which sees them sway towards a much more funky sound, reminiscent of an 80s disco. 

Circa Waves will be returning to Reading and Leeds, as the festival favourites prepare to unveil their upcoming second album Different Creatures in March.

The record’s lead single Wake Up was released towards the end of last year, figuring as an explosive comeback for Liverpudlians. 

It features heavier, more thrashing but equally satisfying guitar riffs, but without them discarding their previous summer-friendly sound, which made their debut album so popular in 2015.

Expect a glorious set packed with uplifting summer singalongs.

Hotly-tipped Indie hip hop act RAT BOY will also be appearing during the weekend. 2016 was a breakthrough year for Jordan Cardy and his band, who managed to secure a late afternoon slot in the NME tent last year. 

Legendary record producer Fatboy Slim adds plenty of diversity to the line-up, alongside fellow electronic artist Flume. 

The latest announcement sees them joined by American pop-punk band Jimmy Eat World, post-hardcore outfit The Amity Affliction and legendary grime and pop artist Wiley. 

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