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Reading and Leeds Festivals announce today a total of 77 more acts to play the 2022 edition of the festivals, including WILLOW, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes (pictured)All Time Low, D-Block Europe, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, BeabadoobeeThe Lathums, and Poppy, amongst many more. The acts join the previously announced headliners playing the dual Main Stages, Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, Bring Me The Horizon and Halsey, and feature on a line-up alongside the most exciting talent in rock, indie, alternative, hip-hop and dance with even more artists yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place on 26-28 August 2022, returning to Reading’s famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park. Tickets on sale now, via
Joining the 2022 line-up is US Gen-Z singing sensation WILLOW. Never confined to one genre, musical chameleon Willow Smith will undoubtedly take festival fans on a seamless journey through her R&B to pop-punk discography. Also performing an unapologetic set of hard-hitting punk rock is Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes. Following last year’s secret set at The Pit, the band led by inimitable frontman Frank Carter are gearing up for a huge return to the festival following the release of their third studio album ‘Sticky’. Reading and Leeds also welcome South London hip hop juggernaut D-Block Europe to the 2022 line-up. Led by duo Young Adz and Dirtbike LB, the collective is set to rouse the crowds with their slick lyricism and trap beats this summer. Bradford’s comedic UK garage sensations Bad Boy Chiller Crew will also make their return to Reading and Leeds, with alt-pop phenomenon Poppy, collaborator British MC Bru-C, Canadian rapper BBNO$, indie rock fourpiece Black Honey, Australian rockers DMA’s, Northern indie heroes The Lathums, Maryland pop-punk mainstays All Time Low, and Northern rock’n’rollers The Sherlocks amongst the talent joining the line-up this summer.
Showcasing the best and brightest in Dance and Electronica the scene has to offer, the Reading and Leeds 2022 line-up sees a huge selection of dance acts join the bill for a bank holiday celebration like no other. Contemporary dance music duo, Gorgon City, D’n’B duo Sigma, Southampton tech house producer Biscits, UK radio’s next gen champion Jaguar, jungle DJs and producers Bou, breakout hyper pop sensations 100 gecs, and viral sensation GAYLE are amongst those announced, with dirty D’n’B beats from A.M.C, who will be joined by collaborator MC Phantom, soulful vocals from Nia ArchivesMeg Ward’s acidic synths, and off-kilter rhythms from AMA also set to start the party. Further names announced across the weekend include the genre-spanning Bakar, Irish house duo Obskür, Bradford-born producer TS7, secret electronic TikTok artist The Stickmen Project, leader of the new wave D’n’B scene Kanine, rising star Tommy Farrow, Manchester duo Piri & Tommy, 90’s hip-hop revivalists Joey Valence & Brae, brother duo Everyone You Know, New York singer-songwriter Gus Dapperton, and Somerset hip-hop duo Sad Night Dynamite.
Providing the finest in underground noise, Reading and Leeds 2022 has announced a host of new alternative names. Brighton pop-punk emo rockers As It Is, Canadian hard rock duo cleopatrick, Southern Californian gutter goth singer carolesdaughter, new heavy frontrunners Tigercub, post-hardcore outfit Static Dress, US pop-punk rapper Sueco, and Hastings heavyweights Kid Kapichi are set to pack a punch with explosive riffs across the bank holiday weekend, alongside Irish metal fourpiece The Scratch, and Manchester doom-punks Witch Fever who will undoubtedly deliver a confrontational and grunge heavy performance.
Championing the hottest talent in indie and pop, the 2022 line-up also welcomes the addition of critically acclaimed indie-darling beabadoobee, TikTok star turned solo musician Abby Roberts, soulful Scottish singer Brooke Combe, brooding Gen-Z singer-songwriter ROLE MODEL, Northern rockers The Blinders, Welsh psychedelic funk rock band CVC, Liverpool’s fast rising alt rock four-piece Crawlers, and indie fuzz-pop band The K’s.
Amplifying hip-hop, R&B, rap, grime, and everything in-between, Reading and Leeds will welcome a whole host of the freshest sounds in 2022 including British rap pioneer Pa Salieu, UK drill star Unknown T, hip-hop duo Krept & Konan, Coventry wunderkinds A1xJ1, American rapper JPEGMAFIA, unorthodox rap innovator Knucks, freestyling underground star Morrison, the return of unique and revered American rapper and comedian Danny Brown, British storyteller Potter Payper and viral Liverpool freestyler Hazey. Additionally, drill rapper LD, lo-fi drill artist COMFY, Nottingham rapper and songwriter M’Way, audio engineer and producer Fumez The Engineer, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Target, 90s inspired R&B artist Ojerime, grime enthusiast Sir Spyro, Southampton rapper V.I.C, emerging rap talent French The Kid, UK rap collective Country Dons, East London rap talent Snow, Liverpool drill duo Kasst x AJFrmThe8, Bolton rap newcomer Crystal Millz, fast rising Croydon drill artist SwitchOTR, and one of the most promising UK rap talents Mugun join the bank holiday weekend celebrations.
With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading & Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer – defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.
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