The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, and Billie Eilish are among the acts on the “genre-defying line-up” for the Reading and Leeds festival, according to the organizers.
Sam Fender, Foals, and Imagine Dragons will perform at the Reading and Leeds festivals in 2023, joining Billie Eilish, The Killers, and Lewis Capaldi at the top of the lineup.
Eilish, 20, will become the youngest solo artist to headline a festival when she takes the lead position.
In 2019, she had a performance there, attracting one of the festival’s largest crowds.
Additional artists will be announced, and tickets for the three-day sister events, which run from August 25 to 27, go on sale Monday at 9 a.m.
For the first time since 2016, Foals are the headliners, and frontman Yannis Philippakis says they are “very hyped.”
We’ll never forget the excitement of headlining Leeds in the utmost downpour in 2016, which was one of our most intense performances ever, or back in 2008 at Reading when I felt possessed and climbed the rigging before diving headlong into the audience.
We’ve always had a wild and spectacular experience performing at this event, one of the best in the world.
Fender, a Brit Award winner, recalled his teenage experience at the first Leeds Festival: “We had a wild time, a rite of passage. Ten years later, we’re the main attraction.
It’s going to be f***** interplanetary, I’m so stoked! I’ll see you at the front.
At the event, Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi makes his headlining debut. His second album, Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, is scheduled to release the following year.
Being on the bill, he declared, had him “so, so excited.”
“Unreal that my most recent performance in 2018 was for a small audience. I look forward to seeing everyone next year.”
Together with rappers Slowthai, Tion Wayne, Trippie Redd, and Central Cee, the lineup also includes the indie and rock groups Wet Leg, Declan McKenna, and Inhaler.
With MK, Bicep Live, and Becky Hill, dance music will be featured.
The Scottish rockers The Snuts, the drum and bass group Shy FX, and the number-one band You Me At Six will all perform separately.
According to Festival Republic’s managing director Melvin Benn, they are “delighted” to be making a comeback with “an outstanding, genre-defying line-up that contains some of the very best in modern music.”
We are so excited to be returning to Reading & Leeds for what is sure to be the perfect bank holiday festival weekend.
The three-day events return to Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park, where they were previously held.