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The Spark are Thrilled to Announce The SECOND HEADLINER at Reading Festival

EXCLUSIVE NEWS UPDATE: The Spark has the pleasure of announcing to festival-goers and music-lovers everywhere that we can now reveal the next installment of Reading Festival’s 2017 line-up.

We have managed to keep our lips firmly sealed, but now the wait is over. Let us warn you that if you haven’t already brought your ticket for this year’s festival, you will definitely need to hurry once you see the acts making an appearance. Dig out the wellies, spend your student overdraft, and get clicking on the official website: http://www.readingfestival.com/.

Reading & Leeds Festival have announced that KASABIAN will be the second act to be headlining along with Muse at the 2017 festival! The English Rock band will be gracing Reading’s stage and we know they won’t disappoint. Maybe it’ll be a classic hit like ‘Underdog’, or perhaps they will treat the crowd to the chance of hearing material from their brand new (sixth studio) album that’s set to be released this spring. Regardless of what songs they play, Kasabian’s performance is going to make this year’s festival unforgettable.

The band have commented: “It’s been five years, and as a band we have come a long way since then. We’re looking forward to playing tunes from the new record and bringing the mosh pit to Reading & Leeds Festival!”

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BUT WAIT… there’s more! As if Kasabian wasn’t enough of a reason to get yourselves to Reading Festival this year, perhaps this next act will persuade you. They’re a personal favourite of mine, and I’m really excited ‘right about now’. Are you ready? NORMAN QUENTIN COOK… better known by his stage name, FATBOY SLIM! The DJ who has had a 20-year career won a total of ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards will be mixing it up during the weekend in August. Don’t miss the chance of seeing this music legend perform some of his iconic tracks. Crowds of loyal fans will be waiting to here some of his classic hits, such as ‘Right Here, Right Now’, ‘Praise you’, and ‘The Rockafeller skank’. Fatboy Slim will have festival-goers wanting to ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ for the entire weekend.

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Okay, okay, ‘I can tell just what you want’: you want to know who else is performing, right? Well ‘Are We Ready?’ We can confirm that the next act performing at the Festival is TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB. The Irish indie-rock band, who have been nomination for several NME awards, will have everyone in the crowd up on their feet with their upbeat and energetic music. Whilst the band only formed in 2007, their hit music and loyal fans have kept their success and popularity growing and growing. The three-man band are sure to make your festival experience.

The band commented: “It’s so good to be back at Reading and Leeds, [sic] it’s always a highlight of our summer. Good to see so many guitar bands on the bill this year as well.”

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Other acts confirmed are: The Australian DJ and musician FLUME, who has remixed songs by the likes of Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Lorde. Alongside the other acts performing, and set to rock the stage, will be the American band JIMMY EAT WORLD. The band released their ninth album in 2016 and will deliver an epic performance — we are ‘sure and certain’. CIRCA WAVES will also be making an appearance at the Festival this year. The English indie-rock band that was formed in Liverpool in 2013 are eager to make their mark on the iconic Reading stage.

Following the success of his top ten album The Godfather, WILEY returns to Reading and Leeds in 2017, so make sure to catch the godfather himself performing his art in its purest form. The last couple acts to be announced, but certainly not the least, are Australian band THE AMITY AFFLICTION and English musician RAT BOY.

This new information being released in the midst of dissertation drafts, essay deadlines, and foggy weather is no coincidence. Whether it’s a reason to procrastinate, a reward for your hard work, or a reason to start working hard, this years line up should not be missed! The Spark have got our tickets for the festival, so make sure you get yours!

Photo Credit: Reading and Leeds Press Association


Photo Credit: Reading and Leeds Press Association



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