Royal Blood confirmed for Reading & Leeds

Royal Blood have been confirmed for this year’s Reading & Leeds festival.

They’re among the second wave of artists confirmed, which also includes folk-rockers Mumford And Sons who will be the second main stage headliners following Metallica’s previously announced slot.

Other acts announced for the festival which takes place on August 28-30 are Bastille, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Year & Years, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Jack Garratt and Pretty Vicious.

Festival boss Melvin Benn says: ”With today’s announcement, the Reading & Leeds lineup is already shaping up to be one of the best ever. I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon.”

Tickets are currently available via See Tickets (opens in new tab).

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.