10 Acts Who Could Headline Reading and Leeds 2018
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With Glastonbury taking a 'gap yah' in 2018, a gaping hole has been left in the UK summer festival season that the other top dogs will be fighting to fill. As one of the biggest music festivals that the UK has to offer, Reading and Leeds will be one of the first go-to events for people looking for a suitable alternative. Hosted on the Bank Holiday weekend end of August, the event draws in thousands upon thousands of keen festival-goers with one of the more varied music tastes, compared to other festivals. With a full line-up yet to be announced, here's a list of ten artists who are more than worthy of heading up the bill this summer. Arctic Monkeys Making their long-awaited return in 2018, Arctic Monkeys are placed high up on the list of potential headliners. The band have been keeping quiet about the forthcoming record, but we can all confidently assume it will be huge. Having previously headlined the festival back in 2009 and 2014, they are well overdue a return to Reading and Leeds. The 1975 Another band who are serious contenders for the top slot, The 1975 have been making steady progress up the stages in their short time in the public eye. Having received wide acclaim following their slot headlining the NME stage in 2016, the Mancunian outfit will have the main stage in their sights to coincide with the upcoming third studio album. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds It’s been a long, long time since Noel Gallagher has made an appearance at Reading and Leeds, but the festival’s booking agents definitely should not be vetoing him just yet. At 50 years old, Noel seems to have re-found his form, having dropped an immense, experimental record that topped the charts in less than a week. The Killers The Killers have already confirmed headline appearances at a number of festivals all over the world, including Lollapalooza, Isle of Wight and Benicassim. Though most of June and July is already booked up for the American four-piece, there is a glaringly obvious vacancy left on August bank holiday weekend. Kendrick Lamar
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