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Just two days after Reading and Leeds Festival wrapped up for another year, organisers have announced that the event will return to both sites in August 2018.
This year saw high-profile headline appearances by Kasabian, Eminem and Muse, the latter of which invited international rock legend Brian Johnson of AC/DC onto the stage for a storming rendition of Back In Black.
Other surprises across the weekend included last minute live appearances by Queens Of The Stone Age and Wolf Alice, as well as Drake taking to the Main Stage at Reading Festival to perform alongside Giggs.
Skepta and Stormzy joined Lethal Bizzle on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage, as The Pretty Boys turned out to be none other than Don Broco, gearing up for their headline show at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.
Elsewhere the festival saw huge performances by Liam Gallagher, who wowed audiences with a blend of his solo material and some of Oasis’ biggest hits. Glass Animals caused minor controversy by inciting an unprecedented pineapple ban across both sites, and Haim delivered a showstopping performance to an enthusiastic NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage crowd.
Ticketmaster were on hand across the weekend to capture all the action, with plenty more to come. We chatted to the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Bastille, Counterfeit, Architects and more over the course of the three days. Keep those eyes peeled on the blog for interviews over the coming days.
All of this comes as Reading and Leeds confirm 2018 dates, with tickets on sale now. The festival will run from the 24 – 26 August 2018.
“This year’s Reading and Leeds truly didn’t disappoint, with amazing performances by headliners and emerging acts alike,” says organiser Melvin Benn. “From the massive productions from Eminem, Muse and Kasabian, to Drake dropping in to surprise the Giggs crowd, it’s been another outstanding year. With plans already in place for next year, I’m looking forward to announcing what we have in store for Reading and Leeds 2018.”
Prices for 2018 remain at 2017 rates for a limited time. As ever, installment options are also available.
Find out more, and grab tickets now, through Ticketmaster.co.uk.