Reading and Leeds Festival reveal two more headliners for 2016

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Reading and Leeds Festival have revealed two more headliners for 2016; Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy.

As the very first festivals to present five headline acts over three days, these latest additions join previously announced bill-topping acts, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure and Foals, on Reading and Leeds’ 2016 line-up.

The alt-rock pairing of co-headliners Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy will provide an evening of heavy riffs and melodies at the dual site event. But today’s announcement doesn’t stop there, as a whopping sixty-one more names also join the bill, including fourteen U.K. festival exclusives.

Synth-pop revelations Chvrches, indie-rock royalty The Vaccines, hip-hop stalwart A$AP Rocky, Watford rockers Lower Than Atlantis, and indie-pop darlings HAIM lead the latest additions.

‘If You Can’t Hang’ hitmakers Sleeping With Sirens, BRITS Critics Choice Award winner Jack Garratt, reggae-rock titans Skindred, and punk legend Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, are also scheduled to perform.

The Wombats, Maxïmo Park, Five Finger Death Punch, Die Antwoord, Asking Alexandria, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and State Champs, will also take to the stage over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Cage The Elephant, Sundara Karma, Seratones, Banners, INHEAVEN, and Tuff Love also join the bill. Alongside, The Neighbourhood, Savages, The King Blues, Blossoms, Travi$ Scott, G-Eazy, Basement and Half Moon Run.

Further additions include Anderson, Paak & The Free Nationals, Protoje, Section Boyz, Raleigh Ritchie, Lady Leshurr, DJ Semtex and Yungen. As well as Wakrat, Modern Baseball, FVK, Creeper, Dead!, Kvelertak, Citizen, and Highly Suspect.

Meanwhile, the dance music sector will be represented by chart-toppers Sigma, dance don Netsky, ‘White Noise’ gliders AlunaGeorge, and producer Duke Dumont.

Alongside, David Rodigan, Mistajam, Mura Masa, Krept & Konan, Disciples, Philip George, Birdy Nam Nam, Jauz, Riton, and Giggs.

My Nu Leng, Oneman, and Dread MC will also battle it out on the decks over the weekend.

Reading and Leeds 2016 takes place from the 26th – 28th Aug.

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