- 08 Dec 21
Reading & Leeds 2022 will take place from August 26-28 next year, with Grammy-nominated rockers Fontaines D.C. on the bill.
Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C. has been added to the incredible Reading & Leeds 2022 bill, with fans expressing calling it "the best line-up in years".
Announced this morning (December 8), Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Halsey, Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Rage Against The Machine will all headline the pair of events, which take place next August Bank Holiday weekend (26-28).
Others set to play Reading & Leeds, which will once again have two main stages and six headliners as introduced at this year’s event, include Polo G, Little Simz, Circa Waves, Griff, Fever 333, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C., Jack Harlow, Enter Shikari, Madison Beer, Run The Jewels, Måneskin, and Bastille.
Arctic Monkeys last headlined the English festival back in 2014. There were also a large contingent of fans excited for the long-awaited return of Rage Against The Machine, who last headlined in 2008 with a politically-charged set and were due to play in 2020 before the pandemic saw the festival pulled off.
Earlier this week (November 26), Fontaines D.C. were also announced for next year’s Best Kept Secret festival. The three-day camping festival – which had its last two instalments cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – will return to the Hilvarenbeek town of the Netherlands next summer, running over the weekend of Friday June 10 to Sunday 12.
Last week, the rockers were forced to pull out of Other Voices festival due to an injury sustained by singer Grian Chatten. Other Voices festival in Dublin was celebrating its 20th year, with Fontaines D.C. due to perform alongside Sigrid and Sam Fender at the event.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Chatten wrote: “I’m truly heartbroken to say that I won’t be able to perform at Other Voices tonight. This is due to a debilitating back pain I’ve had for a few days now but was hoping to improve."
“Rarely has one place played host to so many cherished memories as this town and this festival. We played in a small pub on the circuit there years ago and were lucky enough to be mesmerised by a performance from [Gilla Band] live-streamed to a telly in a pub next to the church," Chatten added.
“It was one of the most exciting things I’d ever seen and tonight we had the chance to play that slot. However I can’t even put my own trousers on at the moment, so it’ll have to be another year. Sorry to anyone who is disappointed by this. I certainly am.”
— Fontaines D.C. (@fontainesdublin) November 28, 2021