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Charli XCX and AJ Tracey Join Reading And Leeds Line-Up

Thursday, 18 August 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Emily Lipson

Charli XCX (pictured) and AJ Tracey have joined the line-up for Reading and Leeds!

The new additions follow the announcement that Måneskin and Jack Harlow pulled out of the festival to perform at an awards show. Organisers released a statement saying they were "saddened" by their withdrawal.

Rage Against The Machine also recently had to step down as headliners after being forced to cancel the whole of their upcoming UK and European tour to allow for frontman Zack de la Rocha's rehabilititation following an injury. The 1975 replaced them, and will headline Reading on the Sunday and Leeds the Friday, alongside Halsey.

To celebrate the festival's return following its cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have added a second main stage to each site, which is how they are now able to host six headliners: Arctic Monkeys, Dave, The 1975, Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion, and Bring Me The Horizon.

The event will again head to Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park over the upcoming August bank holiday weekend.

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 26-28, 2022.

Who? The weekend will be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Dave, The 1975, Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion and Bring Me The Horizon. Also set to appear are the newly announced Charli XCX and AJ Tracey, as well as Run The Jewels, Bastille, Wilkinson, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C., Glass Animals, Little Simz, Arrdee, Circa Waves, Chloe Moriondo, Denzel Curry, Fever 333, Griff, Hybrid Minds, Joy Crookes, Jxdn, Kid Brunswick, Madison Beer, Pale Waves, Pinkpantheress, Polo G, Tai Verdes, Wallows, 100 Gecs, All Time Low, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Beabadoobee, Black Honey, D-Block Europe, Danny Brown, DJ Target, DMA’S, Enter Shikari, Everyone You Know, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gorgon City, Gus Dapperton, Hazey, Jaguar, JPEGMAFIA, Krept & Konan, Morrisson, Pa Salieu, Poppy, Sigma, Static Dress, The Blinders, The Crawlers, The K’s, The Lathums, The Scratch, The Sherlocks, Tigercub, Willow, Witch Fever, Alissic, Anorak Patch, Ashnikko, Barns Courtney, Beauty School Dropout, BEMZ, BILK,  Caity Baser, CASPR, Cassyette, Christian Alexander, Claudia Valentina, Corella, Courting, Daisy Brain, Dan D'Lion, Dayglow, DE’WAYNE, DEADLETTER, Dolores Forever, DYLAN, EMBY, Flowerovlove, Gabe Coulter, Glaive, Grove, HO99O9, Honeyglaze, Jazmine Flowers, JBee, Joe Unknown, Joesef, Jords, Just Wondering, Lice, Luude, Mallrat, Meduulla, Miso Extra, Panic Shack, Phem, Police Car Collective, Priestgate, SISI, Stone, Taipei Houston, The Native, and The Skinner Brothers, among others you can check out on the poster below.

Recently joining the bill as part of the Alternative Stage line-up are comedians Russell Howard, Reginald D Hunter, Joanne McNally, Munya Chawawa, Any Field, Becky Lucas, Elliot Steel, Finlay Christie, Kelly Convey, Laura Smyth, Lloyd Griffith, Mark Olver, Marcus Brigstocke, Michael Odewale, Ria Lina, Scott Bennett, Sharon Wanjohi, Tez Ilyas, and Tom Cashman. The Comedy Store will host Sally Anne Hayward, Nathan Caton, Lindsey Santoro and Phil Nichol in Reading, and Matt Reed, Fatiha El-Ghorri, Kate Lucas and Danny McLoughlin in Leeds.

Tickets? Tickets are on sale now. Click here to get your Reading tickets and here for your Leeds tickets via Stereoboard.

Reading Festival Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 26 2022 - READING Richfield Avenue
Sat August 27 2022 - READING Richfield Avenue
Sun August 28 2022 - READING Richfield Avenue

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