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New Wave of Names Announced for RandL21

Over 30 more acts have been added to the lineup, and we are excited to announce Biffy Clyro will be joining this year’s bill as the latest headliner, returning to the festival for their third headline performance.

Here’s who’s heading to reading next month….


Not only that Inhaler, Russ Millions, and Holly Humberstone will be joining us in 4 weeks time!

Plus if that wasn’t enough the BBC Music Introducing Stage hass also been announced. Featuring some amazing artists across a wide range of sounds!

These new additions will be joining the twin-stage headliners Liam Gallagher, Disclosure, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Post Malone and Stormzy.

#RandL21! Are you ready!?

Since making their debut at Reading and Leeds Festivals way back in 2002, Brit-Nominated Biffy Clyro return to this year’s festival as the final headliner. The Scot rockers will be taking the place of Queens of the Stone Age, who, due to restrictions and logistics, sadly are unable to perform at the festival. Simon, Ben and James last headlined in 2017 and will be performing hits from across their incredible career including tracks from their latest No.1 album A Celebration Of Endings. The band are very happy to return: “We are delighted and honoured to be headlining Reading & Leeds for a third time. We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year… It’s gonna fuck!!”



Added to this year’s eclectic lineup are Bakar, BlancoChayaDana DentataJazmin Bean, Gender Roles, PunkbandTrillary BanksChe Lingo, French The Kid, and Kam-Bu.

Sadly, due to various restrictions and logistics, a few artists are now no longer able to perform at the festivals. This includes Queens of the Stone Age, Madison Beer, Denzel Curry, Sofi Tukker, Super Whatevr, Wallows, Oliver Tree, Tate McRae, MizorMac and Nation of Language.


The BBC Music Introducing Stage will be showcasing the best up and coming talent from across the UK at Reading and Leeds Festival, with artists such as Radio 1 Live Lounge Introducing winner Bonnie Kemplay, Berwyn who made the Sound Of 2021 list, The Rap Game’s Lady Ice and Graft as well as Josie Man, Finn Askew, Yard Act, Meg Ward, Master Peace and many more!

More information to be released in the next few weeks will include the artists appearing on the Alternative Stage and the various food and drinks on offer.