Reading & Leeds Festivals Add 50+ Acts For 2024

Reading & Leeds Festivals have just announced the addition of over 50 new artists for 2024!! Joining the already announced headliners are Reneé Rapp, Fontaines D.C., Denzel Curry, Pendulum, Neck Deep and Nia Archives. The six already announced headliners are Fred again.., Lana Del Rey and Blink-182, plus, Liam Gallagher, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Gerry Cinnamon.

Liam Gallagher @ Glastonbury Festival 2019

Liam Gallagher (Kalpesh Patel)
Liam Gallagher (Kalpesh Patel)

They will also join the previously announced London-born hip-hop star 21 Savage, BRIT nomination record breaker RAYE, pioneering producer Skrillex, UK R&B icon Jorja Smith, dance music heavyweights The Prodigy, UK drill pioneer Digga D and one of the world’s most hyped young metal acts Spiritbox.

Raye @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

Raye @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)
Raye @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)

Reading & Leeds’ unique soundscape – the beating heart of youth culture – continues its constant evolution with this latest cohort of contemporary artists reshaping music on their own terms. It is an event that never stands still, attracting 240,000 combined visitors a year and standing as the largest UK festivals devoted solely to music.

Artists added to the line-up today include some of Gen Z’s leading talents, such as pop icon in-the-making and star of the new ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’ Reneé Rapp, guitar-pop hero Beabadoobee, rapidly rising singer-songwriter David Kushner, Tik-Tok sensation Arthur Hill, the ever-evolving alternative hit maker Ashnikko, Kenya Grace who has taken the world by storm with her viral electro-pop mixes and , and indie pop darling The Japanese House.

Beabadoobee @ Summer Series At Somerset House 2023

Bea "Beabadoobee" Kristi (Kalpesh Patel)
Bea "Beabadoobee" Kristi (Kalpesh Patel)

Also joining are two indie trailblazers and fan favourites Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats with a bottomless trickbag of festival anthems between them. Other rock and indie acts announced today include the return one of Ireland’s most intoxicating rock Irish groups post-punk upstarts Fontaines D.C., Wrexham’s finest ‘generic pop-punk’ heroes, Neck Deep, American Bleachers led by Lana Del Rey collaborator Jack Antonoff, newcomers and winners of the BBC Sound of Poll 2024, The Last Dinner Party, plus Pendulum, one of the biggest electronic rock crossover bands of all time.

The Last Dinner Party @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

The Last Dinner Party @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)
The Last Dinner Party @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)

Taking to the stage is hip-hop connoisseur and elite producer Kenny Beats, as well as Florida rapper Denzel Curry, celebrated for his high-energy live performances and embraced by both the rap and rock worlds. Joining them will be Nia Archives, who is driving drum and bass forward with innovative hyper-fast breakbeats, singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri and the genre-blending Hak Baker.

Feel-good dance pop act Confidence Man will bring their portable party to the festival, singer and producer Chinchilla will bring her own unique wonderland of pop. Also joining is one of the most original, contemporary live electronic acts Overmono, Derby born M.C. and bassline innovator Bru-C, chart-topping synth-pop extraordinaire G Flip, London rapper Skrapz, Irish hip-hop trio Kneecap and laidback indie pop artist Zach Templar who will bring dreamy summer vibes in abundance.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic says: “It’s thrilling to announce such an incredible range of groundbreaking artists who are shaping the music scene in real time. Reading & Leeds doesn’t stand still; our audience demands the best and our line up strives to reflect what people are currently listening to. As the UK’s biggest and best music festival, Reading & Leeds is a unique and prestigious platform which attracts the world’s biggest artists. We’re proud to always be at the cutting edge and keen eyes may have spotted another evolution for the show on the poster; ‘The Chevron’ – details of which will be revealed soon.”

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