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The twin festivals will return between August 27 and 29, 2021, and will feature six headliners and two main stages.
The headliners and first acts for Reading & Leeds 2021 have been announced, with Irish acts Lyra and Two Door Cinema Club on the bill.
The twin festivals will return next August and will feature two main stages for the first time ever.
Stormzy and Catfish And The Bottlemen will headline the Friday night (August 27) in Reading and Saturday night in Leeds (August 28), following by Post Malone and Disclosure on Saturday night in Reading (August 28) and Sunday night in Leeds (August 29).
Liam Gallagher and Queens Of The Stone Age are scheduled to top the bill on Sunday night in Reading (August 29) and Friday night in Leeds (August 27).
The high-profile headliners will hopefully be joined by the likes of Cork singer Lyra, and Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club, as well as Lewis Capaldi, Madison Beer, AJ Tracey, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Sofi Tukker, Beabadoobee and more.
Irish singer-songwriter Lyra signed with Universal a few years back, and garnered huge success with her first single released via the label 'Falling'.
In addition to the phenomenal success of her stunning 2019 track ‘Mother’, Lyra made it to Nashville and LA to record new music and, for the second time, took to the stage at Electric Picnic.
We're set to receive new music this year from the star, who also took part in the Irish Women in Harmony cover of The Cranberries' hit 'Dreams' in aid of Safe Ireland.
Two Door Cinema Club surprised their fans back in June by releasing new seven-song collection 'Lost Songs (Found)'.
The collection is predominantly B-sides from 2010's Tourist History.
Both acts will perform sets at Reading & Leeds festival next year, provided Covid-19 doesn't halt the show in its tracks yet again.
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2021 will go on sale at 9am this Thursday, September 3, and will be available to purchase here.
In a press release, Managing Director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn said:
“After an absence of a year we are delighted to announce the 2021 return to Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park in 2021 with our most epic plan yet. Two main stages, six headliners, the best line up of acts 2021 will see and 200,000 fans are going to celebrate the best music in the best music festivals in Britain.”
Benn recently confirmed that all attendees would be tested for coronavirus at the events.
“We don’t need a vaccination because we can work through the problem with a really good testing regime,” he said. “We’ll be able to do this by next year.”
He also commented that the double main stage will allow for a more all-encompassing and inclusive line-up.
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