Reading and Leeds Festival announce more acts

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Nas and Frank Turner lead the new additions for this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival.

The twin event will take place this year simultaneously at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 26-28). This year’s festival will be headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as two pairs of co-headliners: Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy, plus Foals and Disclosure.

As well as Nas and Frank Turner, today’s new line-up announcement includes the likes of Good Charlotte, Kano, Mastodon, Tonight Alive, Coheed And Cambria, The Temper Trap and Over70.

In addition to the headliners and these new acts, Reading & Leeds organisers previously announced that Chvrches, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, Travi$ Scott, Haim, Eagles of Death Metal, Slaves, Savages, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap and Jack Garratt are all set to appear over the weekend.

Foals previously spoke about their line-up slot, saying: “We’re absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It’s a dream come true. We’ve worked our way up on our own terms & to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us & hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns & focus on what matters, you’ll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band.”

2015’s festival was headlined by Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines.

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