Joining Red Hot Chili Peppers at Reading and Leeds this year are – The 1975, Courteeners, Twentry One Pilots, Boy Better Know, DJ EZ, Slaves, Crossfaith, Hinds, and Rat Boy.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the biggest rock bands in the world, so it’s phenomenal to see them play Reading and Leeds and a UK exclusive. Their last performance at R&L’s was 9 years ago! It’s great to see them returning next year and we suspect the return will be with their 11th studio album! When the band were asked which UK Festival they would like to play next summer, Chad Smith commented “the simultaneous answer was ‘Reading and Leeds’”
Melvin Benn commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Red Hot Chili Peppers as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2016, as a festival exclusive. Their incredible live show will be an unforgettable headline performance at the UK’s biggest music festival. We’ve still got some really exciting names to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up. It’s going to be our best year yet.”
We have been keeping an eye on Slaves over the past few years, as they have spiked across the UK seance, and even won a Mercury Prize nomination earlier this month.
Slaves commented: “It’s always a pleasure to play at Reading and Leeds and it’s an honour to be invited back to play again in 2016. The crowds have been good to us and we are always very grateful. The line up is always a gooden and we’re looking forward to being part of it and taking things up another level this time. See you there xxx”
Reading & Leeds favourites Crossfaith will no doubt see a crowd of thousands descend on the legendary Japanese rave-metal group’s performance.
“It is an absolute honour to be invited to legendary rock festival ‘Reading & Leeds’ three years in a row. We are always feeling your big love for us! Can’t wait to party and rock with you guys! See you in da pit! Let’s make history!”
This is the first announcement of hundreds of bands due to play Reading and Leeds Festival. Last year saw a brilliant headline show my Metallica. The festival is know to showcase a range of music styles, and have a stage called ‘The Pit’ where we can usually find a fine selection of rock and metal bands. Last year this stage was headlined by Ghost.
See our backstage interview with a Nameless Ghoul of Ghost here:
Tickets are on sale now.
Weekend tickets are £205 + £8 booking fee = £213 total
Day ticket prices/sale date TBC
Instalment plan – The first payment is £58 (£50 + £8 booking fee) and then the rest of the payments are “If you pay your first instalment on or before December 31st, your subsequent payment dates will be February 1st (£50), March 1st (£50) and April 1st (£55 + £6.50 postage)”. Payment dates for instalments bought after December are still TBC.
Early entry permits – £20 (No booking fee)
Campervan permits – £75 (No booking fee)
Lockers – £16 (No booking fee)
Reading car park – £10 (No booking fee)