Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 – Libertines headline and 50+ more acts revealed


Reading & Leeds Festivals are thrilled to announce The Libertines as the final of this year’s Main Stage headliners! The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002.

Rising up through the Festivals’ billing, the legendary troubadours Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell and John HassallReading & Leeds Festivals are thrilled to announce The Libertines as the final of this year’s Main Stage headliners! The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002. Rising up through the Festivals’ billing, the legendary troubadours Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell and John Hassall made their Main Stage debut in 2003 and returned in 2004. The band blew the crowds away in 2010 when they famously reunited at the Festivals and now, for the first time, they will take their rightful place as Reading & Leeds headliners. With their long awaited new record in the works, their set will undoubtedly be one of the defining moments of Reading & Leeds 2015. In an exclusive video message, Peter Doherty said: “I’ve just woken up and I can’t stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.” John Hassall said: “Really excited to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. There is a great vibe in the band and we should be doing some new songs too. So it’ll be the best Reading and Leeds ever!” Gary Powell said: “We are all extremely happy to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. As Reading and Leeds […]

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