Monday 10th July 2023 – Reading and Leeds Festival today confirm The1975 will headline the festival this summer to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their self-titled debut album ‘The 1975’. The band will be performing the album in full, in a rare and special performance on Saturday 26th August at Reading, and Sunday 27th August at Leeds, replacing scheduled headliner Lewis Capaldi. Debuting at number one in the UK Albums Chart in 2013, ‘The 1975’ boasts many fan favourites including singles Chocolate, Sex, and Robbers, amongst tracks that are rarely performed live in recent years such as She Way Out, Settle Down and The City, giving Reading and Leeds Festival fans a unique setlist and a truly special festival moment.
Ivor-nominated North London rapper-producer Knucks has also been added to the line-up, promising a masterclass in UK hip-hop featuring tracks of his latest project ‘Alpha Place’. With a string of impressive collaborators from Stormzy to Kojey Radical, the Los Pollos Hermanos’ creator is sure to stir up a storm across the bank holiday weekend, cementing his place as UK rap royalty.
With hundreds of thrilling acts set to play, Reading & Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer - defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as boasting a world-class comedy line-up.