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Its the final day at Leeds Festival (Reading Saturday) and with a huge line up across all stages it’s going to be a mad one. You’d best have some energy saved up, because you’ll certainly need it with our guide to work off that festival food with these acts you can’t miss to close off the fantastic weekend!
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes
If it’s chaos your looking for to get you in the mood for the final day at Leeds Festival (Reading Saturday), then Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes is a must on the watch list. Frontman Frank Carter spent the majority of their set last year in the crowd at the main stage, and this year they are taking on the NME tent where he will have you working up a sweat in mosh pits, circle pits, crowd surfing, and God knows what else throughout an entertaining set featuring some absolute bangers from ‘Modern Ruin’!
PVRIS took the UK by storm with their debut album ‘White Noise’ just a couple of years ago, and now they are set to kick off another exciting chapter with a brand new album, ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ set for release the weekend of Reading & Leeds Festival! They played to a packed out Festival Republic tent 2 years ago and now they have rocketed up the line up to take on the R&L main stage for their first time. Expect a huge turn out as everyone will be eager to catch a teaser of some brand new tracks live for the first time in the UK!
While She Sleeps
If Eminem isn’t your thing, then head down to the Pit to catch Steel city’s very own While She Sleeps. The Metalcore quintet are worthy headliners of the pit stage and will be sure to close the weekend off in Leeds with a furious set. With their third studio album only just released earlier this year in April, they have already smashed through a hugely successful headline tour across the UK, so they are more than ready to bring the chaos to R&L on the bank holiday weekend!
Bit of nostalgia to the main stage is always welcomed. That’s what Korn will supply with the ever so loved ‘Freak on a Leash’ and ‘Here to Stay’. Even their relations with Dubstep will be an exciting thought for the Leeds and Reading mosh pits. Ah, this is a band that will bring in the good old fashion pits. These boys will definitely get the crowd going but that comes with a word of warning – these pits are not for the faint-hearted.
With new album A Fever Dream landing this month, Everything Everything are hitting the NME stage for this year’s Leeds and Reading festival. The Manchester boys will most certainly be bringing some energy to the stage as they get you warmed up for the final day’s headliners. Squeezing in a UK tour between the festival, the lads will be in full swing with some new tunes to showcase.
The Japanese House
Festival Republic stage
This solo artist from Buckinghamshire, otherwise known as Amber Bain, is something a little different for your festival experience if you want to lay back and chill to the soft sounds of The Japanese House. With her latest EP out, Saw You in a Dream, she’ll be raring to play some new tracks to the festival crowds. This is one for the alternatives and one that comes highly recommended.
The Pretty Reckless
The Pretty Reckless are no strangers to Reading & Leeds Festival, and this year they return to take on the main stage with their monstrous rock. Fronted by Taylor Momsen TPR will be full of confidence and ready to impress as usual when they return to the UK. With their recent album ‘Who You Selling For’ and a back catalogue of festival favorites such as ‘Going To Hell’, ‘Heaven Knows’, and ‘Make Me Wanna Die’, The Pretty Reckless seal themselves as one of the best acts to see on the final day of Leeds (Reading Saturday).
The last time we caught The Marmozets was at Leeds Festival in 2015 as they where closing off a successful album cycle of their debut album ‘The Weird and the Wonderful Marmozets’ on the epic main stage. After hiding away working on their second full length album, the Leeds locals are ready to launch themselves back into action armed with some brand new and highly anticipated alternative rock. Notorious for monkeying around, these guys are full of energy and will have you put to the test!
At the drive in
Anyone for a bit of Texan punk rock? Well I’ll see you ‘At The Drive In’. Landing a sweet spot on this year’s main stage ‘At The Drive In’ will be one band to look out for. With an arena tour in the diaries, these boys will be sure to be up for a good show this Bank Holiday Weekend. If you’re having trouble with your afternoon selection of acts to see, these are worth highlighting on your festival lanyard.
Guess who’s back… back again. Yup, Marshall Mathers aka Slim Shady aka Eminem is back in England to celebrate August Bank holiday with the lot of us. A genius of his art, a master of his works, a true legend will be among us. Even those that don’t, for some insane reason, like the Detroit rapper, I bet they will find it hard not to grab a sneaky peak of the ‘Rap God’. With a new album in the rumour mill, it will be a show not to miss with some potential fresh tracks in the set. If anyone will give Muse a run for their money, Eminem is the man to do it.
These are just some of the insane acts that will be showing their faces on Saturday at Leeds, & Friday at Reading!
Tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017 are on sale now
Instalment plan available now with an initial payment of £50 (Plus booking fee)
Weekend Camping Tickets – £205 (Plus booking fee)
Day Tickets – £65 – Reading Saturday Sold Out
Early entry Pass – £20
Campervan Pass – £75
Seat of Luxury – £35 – Reading Sold Out
Lockers – £20
Reading Car Park – £10
Mobile Charging – £20
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