Festival Profile: Reading and Leeds 2018

Name:  Reading & Leeds

Where:  Reading and Leeds, UK

When:  24 – 26 August 

The simultaneous weekenders are a staple of the post-exam summer. Taking place on the final weekend of August, right after results day, R&L are one of the best places to celebrate (or drown your sorrows) after the big day.

With a huge lineup of acts from all over the world, this year’s lineup is, once again, huge. Having seen the likes of Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Foals, Biffy Clyro and many more deliver some seminal headline sets the Reading and Leeds weekender is not to be missed.


Once again recruiting some of the biggest headliners around, this years edition will see Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings Of Leon take over the two festivals, accompanied by Post Malone, Panic! At The Disco, Dua Lipa, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, Sigrid, Travis Scott, The Kooks, Kate Nash, Sum 41 and a crew of hundreds of names set to make the weekender one of the most epic yet. With more names that our word count would ever allow us, this year’s lineup is jam-packed full of surprises.

Former Glories:

Reading and Leeds has seen thousands of acts come and go through its many iterations, yet there are few better-known sets than Nirvana’s iconic 1992 performance. With Kasabian, Eminem and Muse having headlined last year’s edition, Reading and Leeds have seen countless incredible acts tread its boards over the years.

Also Look Out For:

Often some of the worse kept secrets of the festival, Reading and Leeds are renowned for their yearly not so secret sets. Having seen shows from the likes of Lady Gaga, You Me At Six, Foals, Franz Ferdinand, Skrillex and more, this year’s edition will certainly be set to bring some expectedly unexpected surprises.

Everything Else:

Taking place between the 24th and 26th of August, this year’s edition of Reading and Leeds is set to be one of the biggest yet. Tickets for this year’s Reading Festival are now completely sold out, while final weekend and day tickets are still available from the Leeds websites.

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