Reading & Leeds 2012 BBC Introducing Stage lineups

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 /  

BBC Introducing Stage

Attention Thieves                                  


Bearfoot Beware                                   

Black Moth                                            

Crooked Tongues                                 

Cut Ribbons                                          

Danica Hunter                                       

Deaf Club                                              

Dear Prudence                                       

Dingus Khan                                         

Empror & Duppy Beatz                          

Escape To New York                           


The Establishment                                

Family of the Year                                

Fish Tank                                              


Hawk Eyes                                           


Ifan Dafydd                                                                        

Lady Lykez                                           



Max Raptor                                           

Mikill Pane                                            

Park Bench Society                              


Rachel Sermanni                                    



Sarah Williams White                            


Vengeance and the Panther Queen     

Wet Nuns                                              

We Walk On Ice                                   

We Were Frontiers                                

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 

Alternative Stage

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)

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