Reading and Leeds festival

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UK summer music festivals forced to close as cost of living crisis hits home
Flatlining ticket sales and rising production outgoings have led to many events being postponed

Tess Reidy

04, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Festival finance: five days in a cold, muddy field for £25,000?
Be it a tent or a tipi, a yurt or a pop-up suite, UK summer events cater for budgets large and small

Rupert Jones

16, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival 2022 announce lineup with Arctic Monkeys, Dave and more
Megan Thee Stallion and Halsey are first female headliners since 2014, with Rage Against the Machine and Bring Me the Horizon rounding out the top billings

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Dec, 2021 @9:36 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – Stormzy and Liam Gallagher unite the masses
With thoughts of Covid banished in a blitz of teenage hugging, there are some terrific moments amid this disappointingly male-heavy lineup

Dave Simpson

30, Aug, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival set to go ahead this year in boost for live music
Organisers say young people are desperate for freedom – but admit they haven’t yet been able to get insurance

Alexandra Topping

24, Feb, 2021 @7:48 PM

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Reading and Leeds festival announces 2021 lineup
Stormzy and Liam Gallagher roll headline appearances over from 2020, but Rage Against the Machine no longer feature

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Aug, 2020 @6:01 PM

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Reading and Leeds festival cancelled due to coronavirus
Ticket holders can choose to get refunds or roll tickets over to 2021 event

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, May, 2020 @5:10 PM

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Emily Eavis: a fighter against the great rock’n’roll festival swindle | Rebecca Nicholson
About time too that gender inequality at Glastonbury and Reading was addressed

Rebecca Nicholson

15, Feb, 2020 @3:45 PM

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The 1975 commit to playing only gender-balanced music festivals
Following criticism of Reading and Leeds festival for its heavily male lineup, frontman Matt Healy says ‘this is how male artists can be true allies’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

12, Feb, 2020 @12:43 PM

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Rage Against the Machine and Stormzy to headline Reading and Leeds festival
Typically male-heavy lineup also features Liam Gallagher, the Courteeners, Migos, Gerry Cinnamon and AJ Tracey

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Feb, 2020 @9:54 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – teen bacchanal gets politically conscious
The 1975’s pop-funk and Foo Fighters’ blistering hard rock fire up the twin-site festival, while Billie Eilish steals the show

Dave Simpson

26, Aug, 2019 @10:37 AM

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'It's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineups
Major music festivals such as Reading and Leeds continue to feature mostly male artists, but a number of events are fighting back by removing men from the billing altogether

Sarah Marsh

20, Aug, 2019 @9:21 AM

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