///A massive fifty more artists join Reading and Leeds 2014 lineup

A massive fifty more artists join Reading and Leeds 2014 lineup

Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage headliners Disclosure, Courteeners and Bombay Bicycle Clubare joined by ex-My Chemical Romance front man and previous festival headliner Gerard Way in his first ever solo UK show, hip-hop heavyweight and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Schoolboy Q and the soulful vocal and cutting rap delivery of Maverick Sabre. Also playing will be Aussie thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays and emotive screamo titans La Dispute.

Reading & Leeds have a burgeoning reputation for bringing the best in electronic music and cutting edge dance to the Festival and the additions of the incredible SigmaIndianaRÜFÜSPanama,KoveLxury and Billion prove that this trend will continue.

Punk and rock have a strong heritage at Reading & Leeds and last year’s addition of a rock day added to the Lock Up Stage acknowledged that. Now announced alongside incredible headliners Jimmy Eat WorldGogol Bordello and Of Mice & Men are We Came As RomansCrosses,Muncie GirlsBrutality Will PrevailLesser KeyThe HELLBeastsMasked IntruderEmily’s Army and Vales.

Providing a place to see upcoming acts alongside some real heavy hitters, the Festival Republic Stage is looking as strong as ever. Headlined by Palma VioletsBand Of Skulls and Augustines, now King CharlesSouthernWe Are ScientistsThe Amazing SnakeheadsAmerican Authors,Little MatadorThe MinutesLeaders Of MenThe Sunshine UndergroundThe Pains Of Being Pure At HeartSivuDrownersLucius and Saint Raymond have all joined the line-up.

Added as a new stage in 2013, this year sees the return of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage. Dedicated to all things hip-hop, urban and grime, and already boasting the likes of GiggsPusha TDanny Brown and Joey Bada$$, the stage is joined by MistaJamRaleigh RitchieDirty DikeEdward ScissortongueDominique Young UniqueTempa TLittle SimzNewham GeneralsAdian CokerKwabsElli IngramHawk House and My Nu Leng alongside the other previously announced names.

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