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Sam Fender, Dermot Kennedy Confirmed For Reading & Leeds 2020

Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against The Machine have also been confirmed as this year’s headlining acts.

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Reading & Leeds Festival has confirmed the first full wave of acts for its 2020 line-up, with Sam Fender featuring prominently on the bill with Dermot Kennedy and with Liam Gallagher, Rage Against The Machine and Stormzy headlining.

Gallagher was the first headliner to be confirmed after the former Oasis frontman announced his slot at the top of the bill back in November — much to the apparent dismay of festival organisers. Last night (February 10), Rage Against The Machine were announced as the second of the three headliners of the August Bank Holiday weekend festival, 28-30 August.

The rock icons, who have also shared details of a huge reunion world tour, will play Leeds on August 28 before closing Reading on August 30. This morning (February 11), Reading and Leeds announced the first wave of acts for their 2020 festivals and confirmed Stormzy as their final headliner.

The likes of Migos, Gerry Cinnamon, Idles, Courteeners, AJ Tracey, Rex Orange Country, Run The Jewels and Mabel have also been added to the line-up, with more names expected soon. Tickets for Reading and Leeds 2020 go on sale this Thursday, 13 February 13 at 9am. Visit the event’s official website for tickets and further information.

Reading & Leeds Festival 2019 was headlined by The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters — but one of its biggest moments happened on the Saturday afternoon when Billie Eilish may well have drawn one of the biggest ever crowds Reading Festival has ever seen.

Of Eilish’s Reading performance, the NME said, “It was better than her run at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and even bigger than her Glastonbury appearance earlier this summer. Why? Because this is her crowd. It’s full of teens with the same reckless abandon that’s amassed this army so far. And she’s the ringleader. Channelling the The Riddler with the lime-green outfit and sense of mischief. For ‘You Should See Me In A Crown’, she orchestrates mosh-pits the size of black holes for what is undoubtedly not just the biggest, but the rowdiest too.”

Listen to the Best of Sam Fender on Apple Music and Spotify.

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