Live Nation today announced that will.i.am has been confirmed as special guest for Legends of The Summer featuring Justin Timberlake and JAY Z at Yahoo! Wireless Festival on Sunday 14 July. Other additions across the weekend include Sub Focus (Live), Zane Lowe (DJ Set), Bluey Robinson, Drop City Yacht Club, Devlin, Taboo and Misha B. Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 will have an exciting brand new stage – The Yahoo! Stage – which will feature an incredible line up of talent playing across the three days including Fazer, Mikky Ekko, Giggs, Watsky, A*M*E and Taboo. Tickets for Sunday 14 July headlined by Legends of The Summer featuring Justin Timberlake and JAY Z – a special preview of their North American Stadium Tour – are available but selling fast, www.wirelessfestival.com
Tickets for Friday 12 July (headlined by Justin Timberlake) and Saturday 13 July (Headlined by JAY Z) are now sold out.
In 2011, as part of Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am headlined a sold out Wireless Festival, it was one of the most electrifying sets in Wireless Festival history. This year sees the star return for his first solo performance. The singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire has received countless accolades as part of The Black Eyed Peas including seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and three World Music Awards. will.i.am has released four outstanding solo albums, with his fourth ‘#willpower’ containing the massive hit singles ‘This Is Love’ (feat. Eva Simons), and ‘Scream & Shout’ (feat. Britney Spears) out last week. will.i.am is not the only Black Eyed Peas member to be making his solo debut, Taboo has also been confirmed to play the festival.
Yahoo! Wireless Festival is the festival that everybody’s talking about and without doubt the destination of the Summer. Promoted by Live Nation, this dazzling open-air live music experience offers a chance to experience the excitement of watching the best in popular music in one of London’s most iconic sites – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With many more acts and details still to be unveiled, Yahoo!Wireless Festival 2013 is set to be the biggest and best event on the summer’s musical calendar.
YAHOO! WIRELESS FESTIVAL LINE-UP SO FAR (NEW ADDITIONS IN BOLD): FRIDAY 12 JULY Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Miguel, Ke$ha, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard, special guest Frank Ocean, Bingo Players, Sub focus, Zane Lowe (DJ set), Bluey Robinson, Drop City, Yacht Club
SATURDAY 13 JULY JAY Z, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, DJ Fresh/Live Special guest Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Zedd, Iggy Azalea, Devlin, Taboo
SUNDAY 14 JULY Justin Timberlake and JAY Z LEGENDS OF THE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR, A Tribe Called Quest, NAS, A$AP Rocky, Jessie Ware, Katy B, Magnetic Man, Rizzle Kicks, 2 Chainz, Porter Robinson, Angel, Daley, Misha B
YAHOO! STAGE (DAY SPLITS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON) FAZER, MIKKY EKKO, WATSKY, MIKILL PANE, KOAN SOUND, GIGGS, A*M*E, MAT ZO, FLIGHT FACILITIES, CLEAN BANDIT, JAKWOB, LOGIC, JACOG PLANT, P MONEY, WAKA FLOCKA FLAME, PHLO FINISTER, DROP CITY YACHT CLUB, JOEL COMPASS, CHARLIE BROWN
WithWileyandDevlinalready announced as headliners for the stage,Wretch 32is revealed as the final headliner for the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, plus may more names!
A-Z of Artists announced for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013 to date (New in bold):
The Family Rain
Nathan Flutebox Lee & The Clinic
Nine Inch Nails
And So I Watch You From Afar
Fred V & Grafix
Funeral For A Friend
Big Black Delta
Half Moon Run
Sick Of It All
Bring Me The Horizon
British Sea Power
Jacob Plant feat Majestic
The Jim Jones Revue
Sub Focus Live
Chase and Status
System Of A Down
City & Colour
The Living End
Lower Than Atlantis
Toddla T Sound
To Kill A King
twenty one pilots
We Are The In Crowd
While She Sleeps
Enter Shikari Sound System
Fall Out Boy
NEW NAMES FOR THE BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
In a major UK festival first, Reading & Leeds will each have a dedicated BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage delivering the best of hip-hop and grime from the UK and farther afield, which will run across all three festival days and showcase the cream of urban artists and music on offer. This is one of the most important additions that Reading & Leeds have witnessed for a long time and Festival Republic are thrilled to announce more names for the stage.
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Headlining the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage on this day will be UK grime artist Wiley. After an amazing year in 2012 scoring two UK Top 5 singles, including his first No. 1 with the summer smash ‘Heatwave’ and the more recent No. 3 ‘Can You Hear Me (Ayayaya)’ which featured Skepta, his set at Reading & Leeds will be one to get involved in.
A widely respected DJ and producer, Toddla T brings a full out live show to the stage. The Toddla T Sound features both elements of live performance and DJing with live vocalists, including Shola Ama, Serocee and MC DRS. Drawing upon his two albums to date, 'Skanky Skanky' and 'Watch Me Dance' and a heap of custom edits and refixes especially for the project, the show will also be augmented with the bespoke visuals of Sheffield designers, Peter and Paul. Add all these elements together and you have something really special on your hands.
He will be joined on the line-up by Grime heavyweight P Money, whose mix of hardcore grime and dubstep has made him a fixture at club nights and a festival staple. Following the launch of his self-released EP ‘Guns Bitches and Weed’ last year – which quickly became a web phenomenon – NY based rapper, singer and producer Left Boy joins the 1Xtra bill. Also performing is Stylo G, bringing his slick, vicious beats to Reading & Leeds and getting the festival audience skanking with a reggae-tinged masterclass.
The BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage also sees the impressive musical talents of Nathan Flutebox Lee & The Clinic, whose ability to simultaneously beatbox and play the flute has earned him a global following. Manchester-based musical collectiveMurkage return to Reading & Leeds and upcoming London MC Scrufizzer, whose supersonic speed-rhymes have earned him acclaim from Radio 1 DJs, MTV and The Guardian, also joins the stage.
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Already confirmed to join Wiley as a fellow headliner on the new BBC Radio 1Xtra stage is Devlin. Dagenham-based rapper Devlin returns to the Festivals with his sideways social commentary and formidable flow. Having scored a Top 10 single with 'Rewind', he's leading the UK's next generation of rap stars.
Added to the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage is NY newcomer, Action Bronson, a rapper who has been gaining heat on rap forums, enjoying acclaim on music blogs and has just featured on XXL’s ‘Freshman Top 10’ list of upcoming rap talent this year.
Heralded as putting ‘road rap’ on the map, South London rapper Giggs will be returning to the festival armed with new tracks and an impressive following. He’s Peckham’s finest via Jamaica and leading the evolutionary charge of grime in 2013.
Mic Righteous is one of the hottest young stars of the UK hip-hop and grime scene. With over seven million YouTube hits and growing, his appearance at Reading & Leeds promises great things.
Also added to the bill is the presenter of flagship BBC Radio 1xtra Hip Hop show, renowned DJ and producer DJ Semtex. Expect the freshest tracks, plenty of first plays and a bouncing atmosphere when Semtex blows up at Reading & Leeds.
Winning ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Performance of the Year’ for his rap battles in Don’t Flop, Lunar C’s no-gimmicks approach has transferred perfectly into the live arena and his set at Reading & Leeds is the perfect place to see him live.
Also on the BBC Radio 1Xtra line-up are Manchester's alternative hip-hop faction Broke’N'£nglish, one of the most highly regarded names on the hip-hop scene due to their incendiary live performances and innovative production techniques, which combine electronica, funk, jazz, R&B and hip-hop. Fresh from supporting Devlin this week, self-described “soul with a bit of weird”, Etta Bond prepares to take on the biggest shows of her life at Reading & Leeds.
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Reading & Leeds can now reveal Wretch 32 as the final headliner for the new BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, following an amazing year for the London MC. After an arena tour supporting Example, he also became the face of some iconic brands at the London Olympics. With his major label debut album ‘Black and White’ amassing over a million sales, Wretch 32 is widely acknowledged by his peers as one of the pioneers of the UK grime scene; be sure to catch his first ever performance at Reading & Leeds this summer.
Joining the bill is American lyricist Angel Haze who sees herself as more of a rock star than a rapper. That said she raps so ferociously, deftly and with real menace, that 'flow' would seem far too mellow a word to describe her delivery.
The BBC Radio 1Xtra stage also welcomes the first lady of female MCing, Ms Dymanite. The legendary Brit Award-winner and recipient of the 2002 ‘Mercury Music Prize’ has been thrilling crowds for over a decade and will be playing the best from her hits in a high energy performance.
Presenting the best rhythms from the UK to Trenchtown will be iconic 1Xtra DJ, David Rodigan MBE. Heralded as one of the masters of the sound system, his unrivalled vinyl collection and knowledge of reggae culture past and present will ensure that revellers will be enjoy the most thrilling reggae sounds from across the globe.
As well as trading in rap breakbeats and pop hooks, Mikill Pane seamlessly straddles guitar-based sounds, including punk, ska and reggae, making him a firm favourite and collaborator with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Example.
Ghostpoet's debut album 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam' was a worthy nominee for the 2011 ‘Mercury Music Prize’ and exposed his talent to an eager new audience. His hotly tipped second album is due out soon and promises to provide the perfect soundtrack to this summer’s sultry evenings.
Also joining the line-up is MC Context. Winner of the MTV ‘Brand New Unsigned’ competition in 2012, championed by the likes of Mistajam, Huw Stephens and Charlie Sloth, and now gearing up to support Devlin on his upcoming tour, Context's distinctive take on soulful drum n bass, dubstep and hip hop is sure to be well received by the festival crowd.
Despite growing up in the States and Jamaica, Knytro has always been obsessed with the knights, folklore and ancestry of England – hence the name. Claiming to be ‘so Hip-Hop it should be illegal’, he’s always on point and his legions of fans will relish the chance to see him grace the stage at Reading & Leeds.
Other artists playing across the Festivals include the Main Stage UK festival exclusive headliners Green Day, Eminem, and Biffy Clyro, plus UK festival exclusive performances from Fall Out Boy, System Of A Down and Deftones. Skrillex,Major Lazer, Azealia Banks take to the NME/Radio 1 Stage and Flux Pavillion, Redlight and Night Works appear on the BBC Radio 1Dance Stage, plus many many more!
Not content with changing an entire industry, Beach Break Live has also assembled a phenomenal line-up of artists, which includes the likes of Jake Bugg one of very few UK festival performances this year, AlunaGeorge, Devlin, Lulu James, Lucy Rose and Foreign Beggars. For the first time ever, Beach Break Live is also collaborating with some of the UK’s biggest labels, curators and promoters includingHospitality, Rinse FM, Digital Sound Boy, The Bedford, SB.TV, Emerging Icons and many more for what promises to be one of the most diverse music programmes this summer. From20th – 24th June 2013 Beach Break Live will take over the streets, bars, clubs and beaches of Newquay to transform the entire surfing town into the ultimate festival carnival mash up. With tickets starting at just £40, Beach Break Live promises to be the most exhilarating experience at the most affordable price available anywhere in the world. For tickets and further information see www.beachbreaklive.com
With over 700 festivals taking place in the UK each year, it is no longer acceptable to simply provide a green grass festival to several thousand ticket holders. Beach Break Live’s announcement today will transform the idea of a traditional festival format and location. Taking over Newquay to become the first UK Music Holiday, Beach Break Live has announced a plethora of entertainment including a main stage on the award winning Fistral Beach for the first time ever, secret sets in greasy spoons, feverish DJ’s in classic clubs, hidden rooftop raves, beach discos, boat parties and more. Glamping, camping and caravans will all be available for those wanting to retain some of the elements of a traditional festival while Beach Breakers are encouraged to use local businesses, accommodation and facilities wherever possible during their stay in Newquay. Revelers will be transported to a seaside heaven with pool parties, street art, circus, comedy, exclusive after party’s hosted by the likes of Hospitality, Digital Soundboy and Rinse FM, pasty parties, harbor side cinema, theatre, extreme sports, laser shows and much more.
Ian Forshew, Beach Break Live founder says:
“The festival world is changing; we need and want to bring our ticket holders more than just musicians on a stage. Beach Break Live has always had its community and the experience at its heart and over the years we have grown to become one of the biggest festivals in the UK. Now we’re playing the game changer, we’re bringing something that no one else can or will, we’re transforming not just Newquay but the whole experience, I cannot wait for what is set to be the ultimate music holiday. Imagine Rio Carnival surfing the perfect turquoise wave of Cornwall!”
Jake Bugg, the BRITS-Award-nominee and Harry Styles’ nemesis has seen a phenomenal rise to fame, not to mention critical acclaim, throughout the last year. The Nottingham born singer-songwriter has been tipped to become the sound of 2013 and Beach Break Live is thrilled to announce him as the Sunday headliner for the very first music holiday. As one of Buggs only festival dates in 2013, no doubt revellers will flock to Newquay to hear him perform live. Jack Bugg joins duo AlunaGeorge who’s recent single Attracting Flies is a sure fire hit, blending their unique melodic electro pop with lead singer Aluna Francis’s beautiful vocals.
Other artists announced today include the sultry Lulu James, London rapper Devlin, Seminal DJ Format, Scratch Perverts, and hotly tipped Lucy Rose also join the eclectic line-up, establishing Beach Break Live as a festival for new and emerging artists. Having supported the likes of double BRIT's winner Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran, Beach Break Live has always been a platform for the new and fresh, this years line-up is no different, introducing the likes of Alice Jamima whose soft vocals are set to wow crowds and Jack Wallen's easy going melodic sound coupled with his frank vocals will no doubt accompany the surfer paradise of Fistral Beach.
Beach Break Live is set to bring significant income into Newquay and is working closely with the local council, Newquay BID and all Newquay businesses, clubs, pubs and community to ensure the event is beneficial to everyone involved.
Eve Wooldridge, BID Manager for Newquay says: “We are working with Beach Break Live this year to ensure that the event is beneficial to all businesses across Newquay from hotels to retailers, we want to make sure that businesses understand the event and how they can get involved to maximise on the additional footfall that will be in Newquay for the event. The concept of the event has changed and the organisers want it to work for Newquay and we have to embrace this opportunity”
LINE-UP SO FAR…
ALEX DAVIES / ALICE JEMIMA / ALUNAGEORGE / ANDY H / ANNACA / ASTROID BOYS / AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB / AUDIO SLEAZE/ BEAR ARMS / BEN JAMES / BENJI BOKO / BIM / BLAIR & THE MACKICHAN BAND / BREAKAGE / BRIDGES / BROWN BEAR / BROWSE / BUDOS / CALLUM BEATTIE / CAPTAIN BACKFIRE / CHAKA CHAKA / CHLOE FOY CORP / DAVID RODIGAN / DANNY BYRD / DEEP MEDI / DEVLIN / DISMANTLE / DJ DEMONISE / DJ DUBMAN / DJ FORMAT / DR KOTCH / DUB PISTOLS / EATS EVERYTHING / EMERGING ICONS / EMILY & THE WOODS / ERIN K/ FELIZ HAGAN & THE FAMILY / FOREIGN BEGGARS / FRENCH WIVES / FRISKY NIPPA / GARETH LEE / GHOULS / GIL DECH / GLOT / GRETA ISAAC / GRUDGE / HIDDEN RIDDIM / HIGH CONTRAST / HONG KONG PING PONG / HOSPITALITY / IMPERIAL LEISURE / INJURED BIRDS / JACK LIGHT / JACKMASTER / JACK WALLEN / JAKE BUGG / JARKARTA CLUB / JASPER IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS / JAY BEE / JAY PARSONS (TBC) / JELLO / JMAN / KEZIA / KILLAMONJAMBO / KOLA / LAGO / LEANNE SMITH / LEROY / LFM & MALI / LITTLE ARROW / LOVELIGHT SOUNDSYSTEM / LUCA / LUCY ROSE / LUKE RITCHIE / LULU JAMES / MAGNUS PUTO / MARK NICHOLS / MARTIN VITAL / MATT ANDERSON / MISTAJAM / MODU / MORIATY / MYSTERY / NEIL HALSTEAD / N.U.M.B. / NU:TONE / NU LOGIC METRIK / OBLIQKA / OLEE & MR MORRI / PHRIZUS / PLANES / POLAR CAPS / PROSPERO'S JUDGEMENT / RECKLESS / REDEFEAT / RINSE FM / ROGUE ELEMENTS / ROSIE & THE VANDALS / ROSKA / SAM BEETON / SCRATCH PERVERTS / SHARK BAIT / SHY FX / SKREAM & SGT POKES / SOUTH / SPY / STEVE MOORE / SUITENOIR / SWISS ELF / TANKUS THE HENGE / TEN STORY / THE ATTIC PROJECT / THE BEDFORD / THE DAYDREAM CLUB / THE ICARUS YOUTH / THE KIND REGARDS / THE NEXTMEN / THE OXBOX / THE SOULD CIRCLE GANG / THE STANDARDS / THE VERTIGOS / THE WINTER OLYMPICS / THEY SAY JUMP / THIS CALAMITY / TOM AUX / TOM BRADLEY / TOM BRADY / TOM DIBB / TOM FIGGINS / TOM GALL / TOM JAMES / TOM STANIFORD / TRICK THE FOX / TRUE AND FALSE / TWO FOLD / VENDETTA / WAYLAYERS / WHISKY JAX / WILL & THE PEOPLE / WISEMAN / WREC & DYNAMITE MC / XANDER RAWLINS / XHOSAH / YANNICK
System Of A Down and Deftones return to Reading & Leeds with UK festival exclusive performances, playing Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds. Nine Inch Nails are back for the first time since 2007 to perform a 2013 UK exclusive show on the Main Stage and Fall Out Boy return to the Festivals with a UK festival exclusive appearance, both bands playing Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.
Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage will be a UK festival exclusive set, ‘Mercury Music Prize’ winners Alt-J and French outfit Phoenix, all taking to the top of the line-up for the stage and playing to thousands of revellers across the weekend.
On the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, newly expanded from one day to three days for 2013, English electronic music producer Sub Focus Live, Magnetic Man and electronic dance music heavyweights Knife Party will all headline.
The BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, one of the most exciting additions that Reading & Leeds have witnessed for a long time, will play host one to of the pioneers of grime Wiley and UK rapper Devlin as the first confirmed headliners for 2013.
These names are just the beginning, there are many more yet to be announced across these stages, plus the line-ups for the Festival Republic Stage, Lock Up Stage, BBC Introducing Stage and the Alternative Stage.
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Green Day complete the Main Stage headliners at Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013, all of which are UK festival exclusive appearances. After a surprise Reading performance at 11am in 2012, which saw thousands of revellers heading to the NME/Radio 1 Stage and thousands more watching on screens in the arena, the band returns to play a full headline set at both sites.
Green Day are integral to the identity of Reading & Leeds Festivals, with their performances among the greatest in the Festivals' history. With each new record and incarnation, they bring riot and rebellion to a new audience. In 2004, their triumphant headline set featured covers of 'Blitzkreig Bop', 'Ever Fallen In Love?', and fittingly, 'We Are The Champions' and in past performances some lucky fans have even had the chance to get up on stage with the band! Their headline sets at the Festivals this year are sure to deliver even more unforgettable Reading & Leeds moments, don’t miss out!
Following a year that saw him play at the Olympics opening ceremony and sell-out Wembley Arena, Frank Turner returns to Reading & Leeds for the seventh consecutive year. The Festivals “hold a special place in his heart” and his set will be a triumphant showstopper as he plays tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Tape Deck Heart’ as well as playing his big hits.
Already announced for the Main Stage for this day are: System Of A Down and Deftones, both UK festival exclusives, plus Bring Me The Horizon, with more names still to come!
NME/RADIO 1 STAGE
Taking to the NME/RADIO 1 STAGE stage will be the most talked about rapper in the world today, A$AP Rocky, playing the festival for the first time, plus Diplo's dancehall supergroup Major Lazer bringing the carnival spirit to Reading & Leeds.
South London indie quartet Bastille join the NME/Radio 1 Stage with an armful of songs from their debut album ‘Bad Blood’, currently Number One in the album chart, including their recent Number Two single ‘Pompeii’. They'll be joined by Birmingham's 'BBC Sounds of 2013 nominees, Peace, whose hotly anticipated debut album 'In Love' looks set to soundtrack the summer. Their Stones Roses-inspired rock garnered them a ‘Best New Band’ nomination at the NME Awards and won them a big slot on the NME Awards tour. Another name just announced is explosive LA rock duo Deap Vally, who have toured with Muse and The Vaccines, enjoyed Radio 1 playlist support and were tipped by NME as one of the bands of 2013, they join what's set to be the best year for the Festivals yet.
BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
This year the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage will be taking place over three days for the first time, already announced as the first headliner for this stage is Sub Focus Live.
BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
The all new BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage is set to bring the best of hip-hop and grime from the UK and farther afield. Headlining the stage on this day will be one of the pioneers of grime, Wiley; with many more names to come.
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Iconic rapper Eminem headlines the Main Stage in a UK festival exclusive appearance. Added to the line-up this day will be legends of UK drum and bass, Chase and Status, bringing a world-class live show to the Festivals. Chase and Status are credited with taking drum and bass from the club scene to the mainstream, with chart conquering songs like 'End Credits' and 'Let You Go'. Currently working on a new album, their jaw-dropping live show is sure to get the crowds moving ahead of Eminem.
Joining Foals, winners of ‘Best Track’ at the NME Awards for ‘Inhaler’, on the expanding bill is White Lies. The British indie trio, whose dark demeanor has seen them win accolades from around the world, make their Main Stage debut in a UK festival exclusive performance at Reading & Leeds. The band are currently in the studio, but by the time the Festivals come around they'll have a new record, the follow up to 2011's astounding ‘Ritual’. Godfathers of emo, Brand New return to the Festivals for the first time since 2009 with a UK festival exclusiveperformance. With a new album in the works, they're bound to premiere new songs as well as their anthem, 'Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades'.
NME/RADIO 1 STAGE
With Alt-J already announced as an NME/Radio 1 Stage headliner and Jake Bugg performing on the stage for the first time, other bands can now be announced. Tame Impala will make to their first visit to the Festivals since winning ‘Album Of The Year’ plaudits for ‘Lonerism’ from both Rolling Stone and NME and Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas rock band who are so popular in the US they haven't stopped touring for over a year, join the bill.
Also just confirmed is Johnny Marr who formed the Smiths formed The Smiths in 1982 when he was just 18, going on to become one of the most important bands in the history of music, with Johnny Marrone of the greatest guitarists the UK has ever seen. Post The Smiths Marr has spent his time playing guitar in a succession of great acts including The Cribs who he performed with at Reading & Leeds before. His debut solo album ‘The Messenger’ has just been released to much critical acclaim.
Also confirmed are ‘Best New Band’ NME Award winners Palma Violets who met and formed at Reading a few years ago and played the Festivals for the first time in 2012. This year marks a special return for the slapdash rockers who are currently riding high off their recent award success. One of the first artists to take dubstep into the live arena, Modestep's show combines live vocals, a full band and a ridiculous amount of bass. Prepare for an adrenaline fuelled party of epic proportions.
BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
Taking to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage as headliners will beMagnetic Man. Made up of producers Skream, Benga and Artwork, they have been touring the world with extravagant live shows ever since their performance at Reading & Leeds in 2010. Skream has since said that those Reading & Leeds performances and the incredible crowd reaction were seminal for him in realising the potential for dubstep as a live genre.
BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
Joining Wiley as a fellow headliner on this new stage will be Devlin. Dagenham-based rapper Devlin returns to the Festivals with his sideways social commentary and formidable flow. Having just scored a Top 10 single with 'Rewind', he's leading the UK's next generation of rap stars.
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Biffy Clyro make their ascent this year to Main Stage headliners in aUK festival exclusive performance and deservedly so after being crowned ‘Best British Band’ at the recent NME Awards.
Described by Spin as "the most vital artist in music" Trent Reznor is undoubtedly a heroic figure for any Reading & Leeds attendee. For the past few years, he has been more at home in a Hollywood recording studio than on a festival stage, providing the scores for huge Hollywood movies like ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’. Now, after a four year hiatus, he's returning to his first love:Nine Inch Nails. In a huge exclusive, they will play their only UK shows this year at the Reading & Leeds Festivals. The band have sold over 30 million records worldwide and are responsible for some of the most daring rock music ever recorded, be there to witness this legendary band.
Fall Out Boy will also appear, making a welcome return to the Main Stage this day, with another UK festival exclusive for Reading & Leeds!
Joining them on the stage will be one of the biggest success stories of the past year The Lumineers, an alternative Americana band from Denver, Colorado who have surpassed all expectation to become a global success with their eponymous debut album going Top 10 in the US, UK and Australia. Editors also join the line-up, bringing their cinematic rock to the Main Stage for a second time.These bands are just the start, with more names for the Main Stage yet to be announced!
NME/RADIO 1 STAGE
The final NME/Radio 1 Stage headliner is Phoenix,returning to the Festivals for the first time since 2010 to toast ‘Bankrupt!’, their new album set for release in April this year. In the time since the French outfit last graced the Reading & Leeds stage, they’ve notched up a Grammy and over one million sales of their critically lauded 2009 album ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’. This year look ready to set fire to the worldwide festival circuit, including stepping in to the headline role on this stage for the first time.
Other exciting names added to the NME/Radio 1 Stage are Harlem rapper Azealia Banks, who returns to the festival after playing to a packed out Dance Stage in 2012, to play songs from her long awaited album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’. Production duo Disclosure, currently riding high in the Top 10 with single ‘White Noise’ and working on their house and UK garage-influenced debut album, will also have the crowds in the NME/Radio 1 Stage singing along this summer.
City and Colour, the moniker of singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is gearing up to release his fourth studio album this summer. With three JUNO Awards under his belt (the Canadian equivalent of the BRITs), City and Colour returns to the UK, following a sold out Royal Albert Hall performance and two sold out Roundhouse dates, to play Reading & Leeds for the first time in a UK festival exclusive appearance. LA sisters Haim have had a fantastic year, winning the BBC ‘Sound of 2013’ poll and touring with Florence + the Machine. Currently finishing off their debut album, they bring their astonishing guitar playing and filthy on stage banter to the Festivals for the first time. Major Lazercollaborator Alex Clare also joins the bill, since releasing his debut album in 2011 the British singer-songwriter has had a Top Five single with ‘Too Close’, as well as a BRIT Award nomination for ‘Best British Single’ with the same track.
BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
Electronic dance music heavyweights Knife Party, the Australian duo who have taken the world by storm, will headline the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage. With two huge EP's under their belt, along with some incredible collaborations and remixes, this is the first time the Knife Party madness will be unleashed on Reading & Leeds Festivals, be sure not to miss out!
ALSO PLAYING AT READING & LEEDS 2013
Last year, Baauer was an underground DJ creating a few waves on Diplo's Mad Decent label. Now he's a global phenomenon, with everyone from the cast of Eastenders to The Simpsons doing the Harlem Shake.
The Blackout have become one of the biggest rock bands in the UK, from supporting the likes of My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park to co-headlining the Kerrang! Tour. Off the back of releasing their fourth album ‘Start The Party’ this year, they play the Festivals for the fifth time.
Hadouken!, once a nu-rave rap crew, have been re-born as a fully-fledged EDM monster. Louder, brasher, but just as much fun they guarantee to bring the party to Reading & Leeds this summer, after an amazing set to a packed crowd on the NME/Radio 1 Stage in 2012.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has already toured with Rita Ora and released some astonishingly good mixtapes. Her debut album, ‘The New Classic’, is released this year and she'll be bringing some hip-hop swag to Reading & Leeds.
Named after Juliette Lewis' character in ‘Natural Born Killers’, Cambridge five-piece Mallory Knox’s debut album ‘Signals’ has already gone Top 40 this year.
Reading & Leeds veterans, New Found Glory return to do what they do best, making everyone go wild, they bring a special show to Reading & Leeds playing out their well-loved album ‘Sticks and Stones’ in full.
The Strypes come to Reading & Leeds with their quintessentially retro classic rock, despite the fact the band’s eldest member is only 16, and they already count Noel Gallagher among their fans.
B-Town scene leaders Swim Deep will bring their laid back doss-pop to the Festivals.
Temples, the psychedelic four-piece inspired by the Byrds and Tame Impala, come to Reading & Leeds for the first time in 2013.
In less than a year, Manchester band, The 1975, have gone from back room boozer to Shepherds Bush Empire, smashing the airwaves and stealing the hearts, eyes and ears of thousands of new fans every week. Hardworking boys destined for big things.
Hailing from London, Theme Park recently released their self-titled debut album, full of catchy songs. Having featured as NME Radar’s ‘Band of The Week’ and The Guardian’s ‘New Band of The Day’, they are set for great things.
Tomahawk, weirdo-rock supergroup featuring members of Faith No More, the Jesus Lizard, Battles and Mr Bungle will play the Festivals for the first time.
Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic are bound to make the crowds dizzy with brash and ballsy hits like ‘Free’ and ‘Make a Beast Of Myself’ when they take to the stage this summer.
Also playing at the Festivals will be Sheffield rockers While She Sleeps, named Kerrang!'s ‘Best British Newcomers’, who will get the crowds going with songs from their album ‘This is the Six’.
A-Z OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED SO FAR FOR READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS 2013
What’s more I Am Kloot, Ke$ha, Kodaline, Devlin, Little Angels, Willy Mason, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Lawson, Ian Hunter and The Gypsy Queens will also be making an appearance across the weekend at the much loved Festival. Don’t miss out on your chance to be there, head to www.isleofwightfestival.com for tickets NOW!
Gracing the Main Stage on Friday 14th June before a headline performance from The Stone Roses will be the British institution that is Paul Weller. A pre-eminent songwriter of his generation, Paul Weller has attracted international success as frontman of The Jam and The Style Council, as well as his critically acclaimed solo career. Now the man himself will be making a special guest appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival2013.
Paul Weller says: “It’s been a while since I've played the Isle of Wight Festival and I’m excited to be playing it this year, it’s a great way to kick off the summer."
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says: “If you like music, you like Paul Weller – he is one of the greatest singer songwriters this country has produced and we are proud to bring him to our small island off the south coast – we have plenty of pebbles on a beach for him!!”
Making their Isle of Wight Festival debuts under the Big Top on Saturday 15th June, are electro-pop star Ke$ha and grime-mastermind Devlin.Manchester trio I Am Kloot and hot new-comers Kodaline will also be appearing on the Big Top stage on Sunday 16th June, whilst London-based & four-piece Lawson will be stopping by for a slot on Saturday15th June.
Over on the Main Stage, American singer songwriter Willy Mason and British rock legend Ian Hunter will be appearing on Saturday 15th June. Plus, one of the UK’s best rock bands Little Angels and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel will be wowing the crowds on Sunday 16th June. Also keep an eye and an ear out for The Gypsy Queens who will be roaming the Festival site.
As the first major music Festival of the year, the multi award winning Isle of Wight Festival is steeped in history and is famed for its eclectic & electric line-up, mixing iconic legendary artists with the hottest up and coming acts. This year the Isle of Wight Festival features two highly anticipated Festival exclusive performances from The Stone Roses and Bon Jovi, plus Saturday Main Stage headliners The Killers. Also joining the ranks will be Jake Bugg, The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Emeli Sande, Ben Howard, Ellie Goulding, Blondie and many more spectacular acts still to be announced.
For tickets and more details, log on to www.isleofwightfestival.com where you’ll find money saving ticket and travel packages plus, the Isle of Wight Festival payment plan. With so many top acts and excitement all packed into one weekend, the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 is an unmissable date for the diary!
THE STONE ROSES – THE KILLERS – BON JOVI – PAUL WELLER
EMELI SANDE – I AM KLOOT – KE$HA – BEN HOWARD – JAKE BUGG – THE SCRIPT BLOC PARTY PALOMA FAITH – THE MACCABEES – KODALINE – PALMA VIOLETS – LEVELLERS LAURA MVULA – LIANNE LA HAVAS – ELLIE GOULDING – HAPPY MONDAYS – FUN – YOUNG GUNS – KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES – TRACER – IMPERIAL TEEN – NEWTON FAULKNER
WILLY MOON – STEVE FORBERT – THE FARM – STACKRIDGE – BLONDIE
Following the unfortunate news that blink-182 are no longer able to play at this year’s T in the Park, organisers have pulled out all the stops to deliver another stellar batch of formidable artists, including rock gods The Strokes and Slash.
Widely recognised as one of the most prominent bands to emerge in the 21st century, The Strokes have been changing the face of indie music with their records for a decade. 2001’s debut album ‘Is This It’ was hailed as the seminal album of its time, a creative goldmine, and claimed NME’s prestigious ‘Album of the Decade’ title. The band have since propelled to global superstardom, receiving adulation from all corners of the earth and released their fourth studio album ‘Angles’ to an adoring public just last week. These boys have toured the globe and will make a welcome return to T in the Park for what is sure to be one of the seminal musical moments of the summer.
Scotland welcomes another living legend to T in the Park this summer in the form of the one and only Slash. Respected worldwide as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, from performing with Guns N’ Roses, to setting up Velvet Revolver and now stealing the show everywhere he goes as a fully-fledged solo star, Slash is set to get even the most die hard rock fans trembling with excitement when he takes to the stage at T in the Park.
Peter Doherty is the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll star. Regarded as one of the most talented songwriters in the country, throughout his career he’s been the frontman of The Libertines and Babyshambles, earned a spot on NME’s 50 Greatest Rock Heroes and a Best Solo Artist accolade. Peter Doherty has proven himself as an accomplished artist, writer and poet. This man brings a certain romanticism to everything he touches and the T in the Park crowd are set to warmly welcome back the loveable wildchild of British indie music to the heart of Scotland.
Fronted by the undisputed epitome of cool Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin’ Criminals will touch down in Balado for the first time since 2000 to give fans a taste of New York street style. The dapper trio introduced the world to a sophisticated fusion of hip hop, jazz, funk and blues with monster hit ‘Scooby Snacks’ 15 years ago and have just released feel good album of the summer ‘Classic Fantastic’ in time for their much anticipated T in the Park performance.
Jenny & Johnny personify a modern day rock ‘n’ roll love story come true as two musicians, successful in their own right, come together as one to produce power-pop gold. The duo found fame separately in America before collaborating in 2005 and have been making sweet, sunshine infused music ever since. The pair have toured mainland Europe with Vampire Weekend and debut album ‘I’m Having Fun Now’ earned rave reviews from either sides of the Atlantic. Radiant harmonies and melodic choruses will dance through the fields of Balado when this highly acclaimed pair takes to the stage.
Devlin is one of the hottest MC’s in the country right now and set the bar for a new generation of grime music in 2006 with underground classic ‘Tales from the Crypt’. A regular on pirate radio since the age of 13, the lyrical genius has been perfecting his craft for years while the UK’s grime scene exploded into the mainstream with Devlin at the forefront. Admiration for his gritty lyrics and slick delivery have established Devlin as a new-age poet and his hard hitting rhymes show maturity beyond his years.
There’s a thin line between rock ’n’ roll and religion, and nowhere thinner than in the intense, sharp, sweat-drenched, duelling-guitar euphoria of Mona. The four-piece Nashville-based band cut their teeth in evangelical churches of Middle America where secular music was frowned upon, before rebelling against the religious straightjacket to record arguably the best debut album of 2011. As sharp tongued off stage as they are forcefully charismatic onstage, they want to convert everyone they come across to their unforgettable style of arm-pumping, vein-throbbing, knee-jittering, raw-throated, singalong rock ’n’ roll. Thank God they’re coming to T in the Park – Hallelujah!
Nominated for the BBC’s ‘Sound of 2011’ poll, New Zealand based band The Naked And Famous released their debut album ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’ to critical acclaim last year and will take to the stage and wow the crowds with their live set at T in the Park this summer.
It is with regret that blink-182 have withdrawn from this year’s T in the Park due to the delay of their new album being finished. It’s important to the band to have new songs and a fresh set to deliver to the fans. The band said: ‘The three of us are working very hard to do what we set out to do when we re-formed…get a new blink-182 album recorded. For those of you who hoped to see us at T in the Park this year, we’re so sorry that we won’t be there especially because we were looking forward to it so much. However, we have added a Glasgow arena date onto next summer’s tour so we can make sure we see our Scottish fans.’
At the heart of T in the Park is the music and atmosphere that continually unites the crowd and creates a weekend of memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Brit Award and Grammy winners, multi-million selling artists, the best breakthrough talent, new music icons and legends….T in the Park 2011 has them all. Bring it on Balado.
Tickets for T in the Park 2011 are now sold out and fans are advised not to buy from unofficial sources.
A limited number of T in the Park Residence packages are still available to buy. The Residence offers festival goers a bespoke, luxury experience where all their accommodation needs are taken care of. Guests are welcomed into an oasis of indulgence to enjoy a unique festival experience in their luxury accommodation of choice. Once they have settled into their home for the weekend, festival goers can relax in the Residence Lounge Café & Bar or treat themselves to a pampering session in the spa before heading to see their favourite bands as well as accessing the festival’s hospitality area. For more information log onto www.tinthepark.com/residence