Reading and Leeds festival

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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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Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Download and Wireless festivals to go plastic-free
Global promoter Live Nation pledges to eliminate single-use plastics from festivals and venues by 2021

Laura Snapes

24, May, 2019 @11:20 AM

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Foo Fighters, the 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Post Malone to headline Reading and Leeds 2019
The dual-site festival will feature three first-time headliners when it returns for its 58th edition next August

Laura Snapes

21, Nov, 2018 @10:47 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – glittery GCSE blowout has most diverse lineup yet
From Dua Lipa’s choreographed pop to Kendrick Lamar’s rap blitzkreig, R&L expanded beyond the indie faithful – but Sex on Fire still got the biggest singalong

Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2018 @12:02 PM

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