Inhaler, Holly Humberstone and more have been added to the line-up for the 2021 Reading & Leeds Festival, which takes place across the UK’s August Bank Holiday weekend.
In addition, Biffy Clyro have been announced to replace Queens Of The Stone Age at the iconic British festival. QOTSA were due to co-headline the Sunday of Reading and Friday of Leeds alongside Liam Gallagher, but have now had to pull out due to “due to restrictions and logistics”. Biffy Clyro will now step up to headline the festival for the third time, telling fans: “We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year… It’s gonna f_k!”
Despite QOTSA’s cancellation, other international names remain on the line-up – including Post Malone, Madison Beer, Girl In Red, Fever 333 and Sigrid.
Bosses from the UK’s live music scene are calling on the government to allow for “cultural quarantine” passes, so that international bands and artists can perform at gigs and festivals this summer without the need to self-isolate upon arrival. Speaking to NME earlier this year however, Reading & Leeds boss Melvin Benn shared his confidence in the acts from overseas being able to appear.
“I can’t comment on other festivals, but the international acts that are playing Reading & Leeds are telling me that if it’s safe to come then they’re coming,” he said. “By safe, we mean safe for the punters. That’s all I know. They’re being very explicit at this point in time. I’m very much looking forward to them fulfilling that.”
As well as Inhaler and Holly Humberstone, notable additions to the line-up of the August Bank Holiday festival include Bakar and Che Lingo. You can see a full list of additions below and find further information at the event’s official website.
With two main stages and six headliners at this year’s event, the bill will be topped elsewhere by Disclosure, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Post Malone and Stormzy.
New additions to the 2021 Reading & Leeds Festival are as follows:
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BBC Music Introducing Stage (A-Z):