Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 – Russell Howard, Bill Bailey to headline Alternative Stage

RUSSELL HOWARD AND BILL BAILEY

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, KATHERINE RYAN, LEE NELSON, RUSSELL KANE, SARA PASCOE, JOEL DOMMETT, HOLLY WALSH, OWEN JONES AND MORE TO APPEAR ACROSS THE WEEKEND

GRANDMASTER FLASH TO MAKE EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL

5 HEADLINERS ACROSS 3 DAYS AND OVER 250 ACTS ANNOUNCED

Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 has today announced the arena-sized comedians, global stars and popular club nights joining the Alternative Stage for a Bank Holiday weekend not to be missed.

Leading the comedy line up is the phenomenally talented Russell Howard who has enjoyed massive success with Russell Howard’s Good News, establishing Russell as one of the UK’s most successful comedians and a rising international star.

Bill Bailey will be returning to Reading and Leeds after his incredible performance in 2014. Known for the astounding musical knowledge that saw him become a panel show staple on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, as well as starring in Channel 4’s sitcom Black Books, Bailey will be delighting the Reading and Leeds audiences as his famous Limboland world tour makes a stop at both festival sites in August.

 

Joining them over the Bank Holiday weekend is an extensive array of well-known comedic figures including Radio 4 stalwart and one of Britain’s finest comedians Marcus Brigstocke. Katherine Ryan will be entertaining audiences with her razor sharp critique of pop culture alongside Well Good prankster Lee Nelson, the flamboyant flow of Russell Kane and Impractical Jokers’ very own Joel Dommett.

Further Alternative Stage appearances will come from outspoken political commentator Owen Jones who will be in conversation with Andy Parsons alongside performances from Sara Pascoe, Holly Walsh, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Andrew Maxwell, Mark Steel, Tom Deacon (Reading Only), John Robins, Carl Donnelly (Leeds Only), Daniel Simonsen, Dane Baptiste, Lloyd Griffith (Reading Only), Al Porter, Angela Barnes, Jamali Maddix, Lauren Pattison (Leeds Only) and Alternative Stage MC’s David Morgan, Iain Stirling, Dan Nightingale (Leeds Only) and Ian Boldsworth (Reading Only).

The Alternative Stage will also play host to a vast array of late night entertainment throughout the weekend, including a special appearance from the US hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash who’ll be performing an explosive set at Leeds Festival only. He’ll be joined by hip-hop turntablist DJ Yoda and the impressive stylings of Rave Karaoke and Nightmares From The Discotheque for a full-throttled evening of entertainment, ensuring that Leeds will be dancing late into the night.

Masterful indie club night Propaganda will once again provide a late night euphoric disco soundtrack with special guest appearances from This Is England’s Thomas Turgoose, DJ Dan and many more, with Buttoned Up Disco also on hand with the rock, pop, punk and indie party-starters. Then be ready to travel back in time, with the unrivalled Hot Dub Time Machine bringing the world’s very first time-travelling party to Reading & Leeds this summer, taking you back on a journey through the defining hits of over 60 years of good times.

With the previously announced Kurupt FM Presents Champagne Steam Rooms and Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish also taking to the stage over the weekend, the Alternative Stage offers a different spin on the UK festival experience, making Reading and Leeds 2016 the ultimate festival party of the summer.

Reading and Leeds 2016 boasts the biggest names, sounds and festival moments for another year, with 5 headliners over 3 days – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Biffy Clyro, Disclosure and Fall Out Boy. They head up an unmissable Bank Holiday weekend which also includes performances by Jack Ü, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, Boy Better Know, Chvrches, Imagine Dragons, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, HAIM, Nas, Good Charlotte, Asking Alexandria, Fetty Wap and over 200 more.

 

ALTERNATIVE STAGE ANNOUNCED TODAY

Russell Howard

Bill Bailey

Marcus Brigstocke

Katherine Ryan

Russell Kane

Lee Nelson

Owen Jones in conversation with Andy Parsons

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Andrew Maxwell

Sara Pascoe

Holly Walsh

Joel Dommett

Mark Steel

Carl Donnelly (Leeds Only)

John Robins

Tom Deacon (Reading Only)

Daniel Simonsen

Dane Baptiste

Al Porter

Angela Barnes

Lloyd Griffith (Reading Only)

Lauren Pattison (Leeds Only)

Jamali Maddix

Mark Grist

Mystry

Anthony Anaxagorou

David Morgan (MC)

Iain Stirling (MC)

Dan Nightingale (Leeds Only)

Ian Boldsworth (Reading Only)

 

Grandmaster Flash (Leeds Only)

DJ Yoda (Leeds Only)

Rave Karaoke (Leeds Only)

Nightmares From The Discotheque (Leeds Only)

 

Propaganda with Special Guests Including This Is England’s Thomas Turgoose, DJ Dan + More

Buttoned Down Disco

Hot Dub Time Machine

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Biffy Clyro (Co-headline) (UK Festival Exclusive)

Fall Out Boy (Co-headline) (UK Festival Exclusive)

Red Hot Chili Peppers (Headline)

Foals (Co-Headline)

Disclosure (Co-Headline)

Imagine Dragons (European Festival Exclusive)

Jack Ü                 

Two Door Cinema Club                

The 1975

Courteeners                    

Boy Better Know

Chvrches

The Vaccines (UK Festival Exclusive)

A$AP Rocky (UK Festival Exclusive)

HAIM (UK Festival Exclusive)

Jack Garratt

Nas (UK Festival Exclusive)

Frank Turner

Kano

Good Charlotte (UK Festival Exclusive)

Coheed and Cambria

Mastodon

Tonight Alive (UK Festival Exclusive)

The Wombats

Twenty One Pilots (UK Festival Exclusive)                                                      

Crystal Castles (UK Festival Exclusive)   

Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive)                    

Eagles Of Death Metal (UK Festival Exclusive)

Slaves 

Parkway Drive (UK Festival Exclusive)

Nothing But Thieves    

The Internet (UK Festival Exclusive)

Rat Boy

Hinds

Lower Than Atlantis (UK Festival Exclusive)

Asking Alexandria (UK Festival Exclusive)

The Dillinger Escape Plan (UK Festival Exclusive)

Travi$ Scott (UK Festival Exclusive)

G-Eazy (UK Festival Exclusive)

Skindred       

Five Finger Death Punch (UK Festival Exclusive)                    

Sleeping With Sirens (UK Festival Exclusive)

The Neighbourhood (UK Festival Exclusive)

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes         

State Champs

Savages

Die Antwoord (UK Festival Exclusive)

Cage The Elephant (UK Festival Exclusive)

Krept & Konan

Sigma

Half Moon Run

Basement

Blossoms

Mura Masa

Spring King

Sunset Sons

Deaf Havana

Haelos

The Virginmarys

Third Eye Blind

Clutch

Black Foxxes

The Temper Trap

Brian Fallon And The Crowes

BØRNS

Lapsley

Charlie Sloth

Arcane Roots

Fickle Friends

Eagulls

Whitney

Clean Cut Kid

Pulled Apart By Horses

Ezra Furman

VANT

Big Narstie

The Magic Gang

Blaenavon

The Hunna

LANY

The Sherlocks

DMA’s

Rationale

Beach Baby

Transviolet

Isaac Gracie

Giggs

Netsky

Highly Suspect (UK Festival Exclusive)

Sundara Karma

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Palace

Lewis Del Mar

LUH

Otherkin

Anteros

Will Joseph Cook

White Miles

Gnash

The Beach

The Vryll Society

Area 52

Tibet

Thrice

Hacktivist

DMAs

LUH

Nothing More

Milk Teeth

Ghost Town

Greywind

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra

MGK

Heck

ROAM

Beach Slang

SWMRS

Superheaven

Big Spring

Waterparks

Yung Lean

Hoodie Allen

Maverick Sabre

Metro Boomin

Little Simz

Fekky

Geko

Bugzy Malone

Logic

K.Flay

Sneakbo

Baauer

Mick Jenkins

Kiko Bun

Troyboi

Franko Fraize

Clara Amfo

SOPHIE

Danny L Harle

Rag’n’Bone Man

Friction

Fred V & Grafix

Delta Heavy

The Japanese House

99 Souls

Redlight

Lion Babe

AlunaGeorge

Duke Dumont

David Rodigan MBE

Disciples                             

My Nu Leng B2B Oneman + Dread MC (Reading) / Oneman B2B My Nu Leng + Dread MC (Leeds)                         

MistaJam

Philip George                   

Riton                   

Birdy Nam Nam                               

Oliver Heldens  

DJ EZ

Hannah Wants

Crossfaith

Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Rooms

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

The King Blues

Kvelertak

FVK                                                         

Modern Baseball

Dead!        

Creeper            

Citizen                                     

Maxïmo Park

Raleigh Ritchie                                                                                                    

INHEAVEN                       

Banners                                                                                                                     

Tuff Love                                             

Seratones      

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals                        

Section Boyz                     

Protoje                                                             

Lady Leshurr

DJ Semtex (Reading)

Yungen   

Jauz 

The Range

Rude Kid

Zac Samuel

Tkay Maidza

Hermitude

Lemaitre

Low Steppa

Draper

James Organ

www.readingandleedsfestival.com

 

Tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2016 are on sale now:

Weekend tickets are £205 + £8 booking fee = £213 total

Day tickets are £59.50 + £7 booking fee

Early entry permits – £20 (No booking fee – Reading SOLD OUT)

Campervan permits – £75 (No booking fee)

Lockers – £16 (No booking fee)

Reading car park – £10 (No booking fee)

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.
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