By Graham Chalmers
A dose of youthful energy and ideas is being injected onto the main stage at this year’s Leeds and Reading Festival as alt-J, Palma Violets and Drenge join the bill.
With only four months to go until August Bank Holiday Weekend, organisers are excited to today add over 60 new acts to an already incredible bill headlined by Mumford & Sons, Metallica and The Libertines.
Leading the charge are indie rock heroes and all round band of the moment alt-J.
Last seen headlining the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage at the Festivals, alt-J’s ’s sophomore album This Is All Yours has established them as one of Britain’s brightest and biggest bands, who will deservedly step up to an evening set on the main stage this year.
Joining alt-J on the main stage on Friday at Reading /Saturday at Leeds, Palma Violets will be treating revellers to cuts from their upcoming Danger In The Club.
Their garage rock clatter is sure to get the crowd going, whilst Drenge graduate to main stage status with their extremely loud brand of grunge.
Fusing dubstep and rock to create a sound that is entirely their own, London’s Modestep step up to the plate on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds, joined on the bill by raucous LA skate punks FIDLAR and Japanese metal idol stars Babymetal, who will be opening the stage.
Sunday at Reading /Friday at Leeds will see the return of Festival favourites The Gaslight Anthem, whose signature heartfelt punk rock is sure to provide one of the afternoon’s biggest singalongs.
Lead by the iconic Laura Jane Grace the passionate, dynamic punk of Against Me! will cause a similar stir whilst British hardcore titans Feed The Rhino will be providing a suitably noisy start to the day.
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