By Graham Chalmers
Reading & Leeds Festivals has added even more names to this year’s bulging line-up with over 70 new acts announced across six stages on the August bank holiday weekend.
Leading the additions is New York hip-hop royalty Nas, who’ll be bringing his untouchable catalogue of defining anthems to Reading & Leeds this summer in a UK Festival Exclusive. Responsible for one of the most acclaimed and influential albums of all time; Illmatic, his heavy-hitting rhymes have kept him at the top for over 25 years.
His set on the BBC Radio 1/NME Stage this summer is sure to be a welcomed reminder as to why he remains a true pioneer of hip-hop
Siperb local acts are also set to be put in the spotlight at the Festival Republic Stage from August 26-28.
Heroes for the Leeds heavy scene will be aplenty with Eagulls and Pulled Apart by Horses destined to tear down the tent, with the enigmatic and unpredictable sound of Ezra Furman also set to bring his universally acclaimed catalogue of tracks to the Festival Republic Stage.
Pulled Apart By Horses said: “We’re pretty damn excited about coming back this year. We’re geared up with new album material to play and can’t think of a better place to road-test it than at Leeds and Reading Festival!”