The Reading & Leeds Music Festival, in England, will be held again this summer, from August 27-29, after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the pandemic.
This was announced Wednesday by the organization of the event in a message on Twitter, two days after the British government unveiled a roadmap to de-escalation, with its eyes set on lifting all restrictions by June 21.
Stormzy, Post Malone, Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age and Lewis Capaldi are some of the artists who are already confirmed, along with Catfish and the Bottlemen, Disclosure or Charli XCX, who will rotate roles on the outdoor stage in Reading and Leeds.
Following the recent government announcement [británico]We ran out of patience to return to the fields this summer, “via social media about organizing the festival, awaiting the announcement of more poster names.
Despite the uncertainty so far about this year’s edition, tickets for the event have already been sold out since last summer, when he promised to return in style in 2021, with a “bigger and better” festival.
A little bit of history
The Reading and Leeds festivals are two annual music festivals held in Reading and Leeds in England. Events take place simultaneously on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the bank’s weekend in August.
The reading takes place at Little John’s Farm, on Richfield Avenue in the center of Reading, near Caversham Bridge, while the Leeds event takes place in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, on the grounds of a historic home.
Camp sites are available at both locations and weekend camp tickets include. Daily tickets are also sold.
Reading, the older of the two, is the world’s oldest folk music festival still in existence. Many of the UK’s top bands and internationally played the festival for five decades.
The festival has seen several musical stages over the years, but since the current two-site format was adopted in 1999, alternative rock, indie, punk and metal have been the main genres that have emerged in its lineup.
Lately, hip-hop has also made up a growing proportion of the line-up, including headlines by artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone.
Originally known as the National Jazz Festival, the Reading Festival was designed by Harold Pendleton (the former founder of the London Marquis Club, in 1958) and held for the first time on the Richmond Athletic Ground in 1961.
Throughout the 1960s, the festival moved between several county locations in London and home, held at Windsor Racecourse, Kumppton Park, Sunbury and Bloompton, before reaching its permanent home in Reading in 1971.
Since 1964, when the festival added a Friday night session to the original Saturday and Sunday format, it has been organized for three days, except for 1970, when a fourth day was added, from Thursday 6 to Sunday. August 9.