Reading and Leeds

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Site of Reading Fest
Site of Leeds Fest


Stages Avablible

  • Main Stage: This stage is for the most popular bands playing at the festival, and is where the headline acts play
  • NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage: A more enclosed stage for less popular bands and new upcoming music
  • BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage: A large tent dedicated to the biggest DJs and dance based music
  • Lock up and The Pit: Dedicated to heavy rock and metal bands
  • Festival Republic: Small tent for the latest upcoming bands
  • BBC Radio 1 Extra Stage: The UK hip-hop and grime stage
  • BBC Introducing: Brand new unsigned bands
  • Alternative Stage: Comedy Tent


List of Past Headliners

  • 2015: Metallica, Mumford & Sons, The Libertines
  • 2014: Blink-182, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age/Paramore (Co-headline)
  • 2013: Green Day, Eminem, Biffy Clyro
  • 2012: The Cure, Kasabian, Foo Fighters
  • 2011: My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Pulp, Muse
  • 2010: Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink-182
  • 2009: Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead
  • 2008: Rage Against The Machine, The Killers, Metallica
  • 2007: Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins
  • 2006: Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Pearl Jam
  • 2005: Pixies, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden
  • 2004: The Darkness, The White Stripes, Green Day
  • 2003: Linkin Park, Blur, Metallica
  • 2002: The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses (Leeds), The Prodigy
  • 2001: Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Eminem
  • 2000: Oasis, Pulp, Stereophonics
  • 1999: The Charlatans, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 1998: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Beastie Boys, Garbage
  • 1997: Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Metallica
  • 1996: The Prodigy, Black Grape, The Stone Roses
  • 1995: Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, Neil Young
  • 1994: Cypress Hill, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 1993: Porno For Pyros, The The, New Order
  • 1992: Nirvana, The Wonder Stuff, Public Enemy
  • 1991: Iggy Pop, James, The Sisters of Mercy
  • 1990: The Cramps, Inspiral Carpets, Pixies
  • 1989: New Order, The Pogues, The Mission
  • 1988: Ramones, Starship, Squeeze
  • 1987: The Mission, Status Quo, Alice Cooper
  • 1986: Killing Joke, Hawkwind, Saxon
  • 1984 and 1985: No festival these years
  • 1983: The Stranglers, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy
  • 1982: Budgie, Iron Maiden, The Michael Schenker Group
  • 1981: Girlschool, Gillan, The Kinks
  • 1980: Rory Gallagher, UFO, Whitesnake
  • 1979: The Police, The Scorpions, Peter Gabriel
  • 1978: The Jam, Status Quo, Patti Smith
  • 1977: Golden Earring, Thin Lizzy, Alex Harvey
  • 1976: Gong, Rory Gallagher, Osibisa
  • 1975: Hawkwind, Yes, Wishbone Ash
  • 1974: Alex Harvey, 10cc, Traffic
  • 1973: Rory Gallagher, The Faces, Genesis
  • 1972: Curved Air, The Faces, Ten Years After
  • 1971: Arthur Brown, East of Eden, Colosseum
  • 1970: The Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple
  • 1969: Pink Floyd, The Who, The Nice
  • 1968: T. Rex, Jethro Tull, The Nice
  • 1967: The Small Faces, Paul Jones, Cream
  • 1966: The Who, The Yardbirds, Cream
  • 1965: The Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, The Animals
  • 1964: The Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, The Rolling Stones
  • 1963: The Rolling Stones, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters
  • 1962: Humphrey Lyttelton, Kenny Ball
  • 1961: Roger Damen, John Frodsham, Dick Charlesworth, Charlie Barnes, Tubby Hayes, Ken Colyer, Clyde Valley Stompers



Differences between Reading and Leeds