Reading and Leeds have added three new names to the line-up for 2024.
Joining the bill for the annual twin-site festival, which returns for the August Bank Holiday weekend, are 21 Savage, Jorja Smith (in a UK festival exclusive) and The Prodigy.
The Prodigy and Smith will take to the stage on Friday in Reading and Saturday in Leeds, while 21 Savage will appear on Sunday in Reading and Friday in Leeds.
They will join the ten acts announced for the festival last week. Next year’s Reading and Leeds will be headlined by Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey, Blink-182, Fred Again.., Gerry Cinnamon and Catfish & The Bottlemen. Sets by Del Rey and Fred Again.. will be exclusive to the UK, while Blink-182 will return for their first Reading and Leeds since 2014.
Catfish last headlined in 2021 amid rumors of a breakup, before guitarist Johnny “Bondy” Bond confirmed he was leaving the band.
Gallagher, meanwhile, will follow his UK and Ireland tour celebrating 30 years of Oasis’ seminal ‘Definitely Maybe’ by playing the album in full.
In addition to the headliners, Raye, Skrillex, Spiritbox and Digga D are also confirmed to perform.
Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, said: “We are delighted to announce the first wave of artists for Reading & Leeds 2024. I am very proud that the biggest artists in the world have chosen to play Reading & Leeds and have three unique UK festival exclusives – the electrifying Fred again.., a true generational talent Lana Del Rey and the legendary Blink-182.
“The iconic Liam Gallagher will return to play an all-time classic album ‘Definitely Maybe’ which will be a special moment. We pride ourselves on nurturing artists from the early stages of their career, so seeing acts like Catfish & The Bottlemen step up to the festival to headline for a second time is very rewarding.
He added: “2023 has been a hugely successful year for attendance and overwhelming audience feedback, and we’re excited to build on this success even as the UK’s biggest and best music festival.”
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2024 are available here.
Talked to NME with Reading & Leeds 2023 coming to a close, Benn has teased some potential “phase changes” at both sites. “We’re not going to stop at Reading & Leeds and want to show what’s going on, so there will be some changes,” he said. “There are always changes in artists, but there are also in stages.”
This year’s event is headlined by The 1975, Foals, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Sam Fender and Imagine Dragons.