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Words by Lois Plummer, Print Entertainment Editor for The Spark Newspaper. 

With just under a month to go, Reading Festival tickets have completely sold out. Thousands will flock to Little John’s Farm on Richfield Avenue during the August Bank Holiday weekend, celebrating over 50 years of the world’s oldest musical festival still running. With limited Leeds tickets remaining, both events are certain to be as impressive and electrifying as promised.

Fans will not be surprised to see the event sell-out, as the 2019 line-up will feature incredible headline performances from the likes of The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters. Other huge names including Charli XCX, Dave, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Pale Waves, and Royal Blood are also anticipated across the weekend.

The Reading Main Stage will see an exciting new addition on Saturday 25th August (Sunday in Leeds.) Billie Eilish, the youngest female solo artist to score a number one album in the UK, will be moving from the BBC Radio 1 Stage to the Main Stage. Following her explosive debut and global success, hundreds of fans will be thrilled to watch her quirky, dance-heavy live set.

Festival Republic’s Managing Director, Melvin Benn, commented: “following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the Main Stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend.”

Reading & Leeds Festival have also announced more names across the music stages, including Crystal Fighters who will now be headlining the Festival Republic Stage in Leeds on Friday and Sunday in Reading. The Basque-influenced trio will be playing hits from their world music-infused indie pop discography, including songs from their latest record Gaia & Friends. And what’s more, DDG, up and coming hip-hop rapper and YouTube personality, will be joining the BBC Radio 1xtra Stage.

With hundreds of great acts set to play, and a world-class comedy line up., Reading & Leeds is guaranteed to be the golden hallmark of the summer. Celebrating a wide variety of genres, both of music and people, the festival defines a coming-together comprised of mutuality and art.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading & Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.


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