Over the years the stage has seen debut performances from Pulled Apart By Horses (who will make their Main Stage debut this year), Two Door Cinema Club (NME/Radio 1 Stage second headliner 2012) and Don Broco, who move onto the Festival Republic Stage this year after their amazing performance in 2011 on the BBC Introducing Stage.
The bands that play are chosen through a combination of the BBC’s countrywide Introducing shows, Leeds promoters Futuresound, festival promoters Festival Republic and Martin House’s Centre Stage competition.
These new acts join Foo Fighters, The Cure, Kasabian, The Black Keys, Paramore, Florence + the Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Justice, The Maccabees, At The Drive-In and many more.
The Reading & Leeds Festival is held on 24th – 26th August 2012 at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. The full line-up and further information can be found at www.readingfestival.com / www.leedsfestival.com
BBC Introducing Stage
Attention Thieves attentionthieves.co.uk
Bearfoot Beware facebook.com/bearfootbeware
Black Moth facebook.com/themothpit
Crooked Tongues ctleeds.bandcamp.com
Cut Ribbons cutribbons.com
Danica Hunter danicahunter.com
Deaf Club deafclub.bandcamp.com
Dear Prudence dearprudencemusic.com
Dingus Khan facebook.com/dinguskhanband
Empror & Duppy Beatz myspace.com/duppybeatz
Escape To New York escapetonewyork.co.uk
The Establishment theestablishmentband.com
Family of the Year familyoftheyear.net
Fish Tank fishtank.bandcamp.com
Hawk Eyes hawkeyesmusic.com
Ifan Dafydd facebook.com/ifandafydd
Lady Lykez ladylykez.co.uk
Max Raptor maxraptor.co.uk
Mikill Pane mikillpane.com
Park Bench Society facebook.com/parkbenchsociety
Rachel Sermanni rachelsermanni.net
Sarah Williams White sarahwilliamswhite.com
Vengeance and the Panther Queen vengeanceandthepantherqueen.com
Wet Nuns wetnuns.com
We Walk On Ice facebook.com/wewalkonice
We Were Frontiers facebook.com/wewerefrontiersofficial
Plus more still to be announced!
Winners of the Futuresound competition and opening the NME/Radio1 Stage on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds will be Post War Glamour Girls postwarglamourgirls.com.
Added to the comedy line-up is Adam Hills who has achieved international acclaim as one of the world’s best stand up comics. Combining positive uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive a swag of awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the planet.
Once again, Transgressive and friends take over the Alternative Stage two nights at Leeds Festival. They will curate, DJ and host the stage’s late-night entertainment on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August. Amongst the line-up this year are live performances from Disclosure, Summer Camp and Ghostpoet, plus sets from hotly tipped up-and-comers such as Theme Park, AlunaGeorge and Outfit.
Outfit * Summer Camp * Disclosure * Theme Park * AlunaGeorge * Ghostpoet
Metronomy DJ set * Transgressive DJ’s * Gaggle DJ’s (ALL LEEDS ONLY)