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Reading Festival 2018: latest line-up revealed!

An exclusive look at the variety of acts due to appear at Reading Festival this year.

The Spark can finally reveal the next wave of acts to be added to the festival’s line- up this summer. With headliners Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At the Disco and Kings of Leon already sparking excitement across social media, the newest additions to the list are chart-smashers bound to give festival fanatics across England that final budge to get online and buy their tickets.

Richfield Avenue is set to host one of the festival’s largest varieties of musical talent this August bank holiday weekend (24-26 August), with a range of big names guaranteed to get that festival buzz brewing in fans from all sectors of the music spectrum. Festival goers can expect a choice from some of the most popular names in rock, indie, dance, hip and many more. And if that isn’t enough to convince you that Reading Festival is the place for you, newbie to the line-up, US rap star Travis Scott will, alongside Hip Hop legend Kendrick Lamar, ensure that fans get a taste of musical excellence from across the globe. Australian drum and bass band Pendulum have also recently announced their spot on the line-up. They tweeted: “See you ‪@OfficialRandL in the Summer!”.

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To the delight of the festival’s regular attendees, there are numerous acts from the festival’s previous line-ups who will be making a reappearance this year. These names include punk rock duo Slaves, and singer-song writer Kate Nash who will both return to the stage backed by a wealth of success from this past year. And just to make news even better- for those of you out there who enjoy Rock, Bedford band, Don Broco, will be putting together yet another festival set in the lead up to the main event this August- with songs from their newest chart-soaring album ‘Technology’ due to add a refreshing kick to the exhilarating performance that they always bring to the stage.

reading festAnother popular returnee to the event is globally acclaimed indie rock band The Vaccines who will be performing at the festival for their third consecutive year running. It is assumed that they will treat their audience to mighty hits including ‘If You Wanna’ and ‘Post Break-up Sex’. The Kooks, Milk Teeth and The Wombats are also amongst the other bands who will be taking to the stage: with The Wombats tweeting: “We’re going to be playing @officialrandl we’ll be at Reading on Friday 24th August and Leeds on Saturday 25th August… we’re quite excited!”

For Indie Pop fans, Fickle friends will be making an appearance. It is anticipated that they will perform songs from their new album, released this March. Meanwhile, for those of you into your dance anthems (or simply looking to experience a different flavour of music) artists such as Elderbrook, Wilkinson (Live), Danny Howard and KDA will be bringing some of the hottest dance records to the festival scene alongside DJ and BBC Radio 1’s electronic dance host Annie Mac.

In addition to the two hundred acts that are due to play at the festival this summer, fans will also have the opportunity to attend a range of comedy acts as well as enjoying a refreshing drink from some of the festival’s partners including Smirnoff, Pepsi Max and Relentless Energy Drink. To stay up-to-date with the latest line-up additions you can sign up to the festival newsletter at www.readingfestival.co.uk or via their smartphone app. Tickets are also now on sale at www.readingandleedsfestival.com with prices at £205 + booking fee for a weekend camping ticket and £69.50 +booking fee for a day ticket.

The initial line-up may have received a mixture of responses, but we’re sure that these latest additions to the list will evoke excitement all round!

About Taz Usher

English Language undergraduate and Entertainment Editor for the Spark Newspaper.

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