Reading & Leeds 2021: Headliners and first-wave lineup revealed


Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens of the Stone Age have been announced as headliners for 2021’s Reading and Leeds Festival, with organisers also sharing details of next summer’s first-wave lineup.

This time featuring six headliners versus the regular three, the stage-toppers will also be joined by some of the most exciting talent in rock, indie, alternative, hip-hop, and dance, including AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, and Two Door Cinema Club when the three-day festival returns between the 27-29 August 2021 weekend. More acts are expected to be announced over the coming months.

Of the news, Disclosure, who have just released their third studio album ‘Energy’, said “We last headlined Reading & Leeds in 2016 with our friends Foals, it was amazing fun and we can’t wait to return next year when it’ll be even more special.” Meanwhile, Californian rock royalty Queens of the Stone Age will make their ninth appearance at the festival since the turn of the millennium.

Also announced is alt-rap wonder Ashnikko, chart topping rapper DaBaby, rap rockers Fever 333, rising US popstar Madison Beer, house DJ legend MK, distinctive electronic duo outfit Sofi Tukker, hyper-pop experimentalists 100 Gecs and Irish electro pop singer-songwriter LYRA.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic said: “After an absence of a year we are delighted to announce the 2021 return to Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park in 2021 with our most epic plan yet. Two main stages, six headliners, the best line up of acts 2021 will see and 200,000 fans are going to celebrate the best music in the best music festivals in Britain.”

General-release tickets go onsale on Thursday 3rd September – check the line-up details below:

Reading & Leeds Festival 2021 lineup:
100 Gecs
AJ Tracey
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Doja Cat
Fever 333
Lewis Capaldi
Liam Gallagher
Madison Beer
Post Malone
Queens of the Stone Age
Sofi Tukker
Two Door Cinema Club