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You Me At Six and Waterparks Join Reading And Leeds Line-Up, Fever 333 And Creeper Leave Bill

Friday, 27 August 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Reading and Leeds have made some changes to the 2021 line up.

Following its cancellation in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event will return to Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park over the upcoming August bank holiday weekend. To celebrate its come back, the festival has added a second main stage to each site, meaning they are able to host six headliners.

Stormzy and Catfish And The Bottlemen will top the bill on the Friday in Reading/Saturday in Leeds, with Post Malone and Disclosure capping Saturday/Sunday's bill. Liam Gallagher will headline on Sunday/Friday, with Biffy Clyro replacing Queens of the Stone Age, who are unable to perform due to COVID-19 restrictions and logistics. Biffy said:

"We are delighted and honoured to be headlining Reading and Leeds for a third time. We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year… It’s gonna fuck!!"

The latest line-up announcement sees Fever 333 and Creeper leaving the bill and You Me At Six and Waterparks joining it — they'll be performing on the Main Stage West and The Pit Stage, respectively.

First staged in 1961, Reading is the original of the two festivals and is the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. The bill always guarantees a diverse range of acts, including the finest in rock, punk, indie, metal, and more recently electronic artists and rap, from around the world. 

Head below to keep up to date with the latest line-up news.

What? A twin site, three-day festival that hosts an eclectic line up, ranging from the best in rock to the top acts in rap, and everything in between.

Where? Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds.

When? August 27-29, 2021.

Who? Organisers announced on August 23 that Machine Gun Kelly will no longer be performing at the festivals "Due to restrictions and logistics." The same day, Blossoms announced they will be performing on the Main Stage West on the Friday at Leeds and Sunday at Reading. On August 26, organiers also announced that Fever 33 and Creeper will also not be performing at the festival. You Me At Six and Waterparks have joined the bill, and will be performing on the Main Stage West and The Pit Stage, respectively.

The weekend will be headlined by Stormzy, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Post Malone, Disclosure, Liam Gallagher, and Biffy Clyro, who replace Queens of the Stone Age. Also set to appear across the weekend are Gerry Cinnamon, Yungblud, Sigrid, Jack Harlow, Neck Deep, Mabel, Two Door Cinema Club, AJ Tracey, Ashnikko, Beabadoobee, LYRA, Madison Beer, MK, Sofi Tukker, Gallows, Sports Team, Girl in Red, KSI, the Wombats, Nova Twins, Wolf Alice, Slowthai, Sam Fender, Nothing But Thieves, Aitch, The Kid Laroi, Becky Hill, Sea Girls, Denzel Curry, WARGASM, Ashnikko, Boston Manor, Spiritbox, 070 Shake, Dinosaur Pile-Up , Mimi Webb, Holding Absence, Will Joseph Cook, Blondes, Loathe, Dea Matrona, Police Car Collective, Mega, Fur and Andrew Cushin plus many more, including comedians Katherine Ryan, Joel Dommett, and Simon Amstell, who'll perform on the alternative stage. 

Tickets? Weekend and day tickets have sold out. Please note that there will be COVID-19-specific entry requirements for this year's festival. Head here for details.

Reading Festival Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 27 2021 - READING Richfield Avenue
Sat August 28 2021 - READING Richfield Avenue
Sun August 29 2021 - READING Richfield Avenue

Fri August 27 2021 - LEEDS  Bramham Park
Sat August 28 2021 - LEEDS  Bramham Park
Sun August 29 2021 - LEEDS  Bramham Park

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