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Festival preview: Reading & Leeds 2018

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Reading and Leeds Festival is arguably the UK's most notorious festival after Glastonbury. 

And whether you agree that Leeds or Reading is the superior location (it's Leeds, by the way), it's one of the most important weekends of the Summer and the signal that festival season is drawing to a close. Usually pulling together the best in rock and alternative music, this year's line-up sees a slight shift in tune to incorporate more grime and rap into the mix.

Fall Out Boy, Kings of Leon and Kendrick Lamar need no introduction, and top this year's bill. Fall Out Boy is joined by co-headliner Travis Scott, and Kendrick by Panic! At The Disco.

Other popular names include pop queen Dua Lipa, quirky kings The Wombats, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Courteeners and Post Malone.

Pop fans will enjoy Fickle Friends, Rae Morris, Maggie Rogers, Sigrid, Marsicans and Kate Nash whilst those who enjoy something heavier will find their crowd in The Pit, playing host to the likes of Underoath, Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, $uicide Boy$, Lowlives and Petrol Girls.

Annie Mac, Hannah Wants and Netsky headline the Dance Tent, which will also see acts like Danny Howard, Jax Jones and Bicep play under its canopy.

The comedians playing the alternative tent include Harry Hill, Joel Dommett, Chris Ramsey and Lee Nelson. Big Shaq will also be there! What a time.

Reading and Leeds has the perfect mix of new talent and big names this year, covering more genres more extensively than ever before.

The festival runs 24th-26th August 2018. You can buy tickets for Reading here and Leeds, here.

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