Festival Preview: 20 Must See Bands at Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

When we started to plan this preview feature, we didn’t know where to start. Without a doubt Reading and Leeds 2015 has a lot to offer. You might even say too much.

From classic thrash metal to indie folk to pop-punk to grime to EDM to hardcore, Reading and Leeds is the ultimate music festival in the UK and this years line-up shows just why. From top to bottom, you’re spoilt for choice. However with us being Already Heard and us being fans of all things “ROCK!”, it’s no surprise our preview is made up of some of the best and most promising alternative acts to grace the festival this weekend.

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Preview

Against Me!
Against Me!, to put it bluntly, were bloody brilliant on their last UK tour and the prospect of Laura Jane Grace absolutely owning the main stage while spitting fire and sass has us very excited indeed. No other band hitting the big stage has the potential to put in anywhere near as incendiary a performance.

The likes of ‘Thrash Unreal’ and ‘We Laugh At Danger and Break All The Rules will have several thousand people loosing their collective minds while ‘I Was A Teenage Anarchist’ is the mother of all festival singalongs in waiting. Arguably Against Me!’s biggest UK performances to date will be the very definition of must see stuff. (DW)

Where and When: Main Stage (Friday 28th – Leeds / Sunday 30th – Reading)

The Gaslight Anthem
The Gaslight Anthem have already announced their intention to go on hiatus once this run of European Festivals is done. So what more encouragement could you need to see Brian Fallon and the boys go out on the largest stage possible on the Reading and Leeds main stages.

With a bit of luck they’ll pick a set list drawn mostly from ‘The 59 Sound’ and ‘American Slang’ and we can all get a bit misty eyed and lost in the gritty poetry and gravel laden soul of Fallon’s lyrics and vocals respectively. If the sun could come out at least for a massive singalong to ‘The ’59 Sound’ then this particular writer’s summer will be made right there. (DW)

Where and When: Main Stage (Friday 28th – Leeds / Sunday 30th – Reading)

Lonely The Brave
One of the highlights of last year’s Leeds Festival saw team Already Heard have to pick our jaws off the floor after being blown away by Lonely The Brave’s R&L debut early in the day in the Radio One tent. Needless to say we’re rather chuffed to see them make the hugely deserved jump to the main stage.

If you have any sense you’ll join us in basking in the brilliance of the tracks from LTB’s incredible debut album ‘The Day’s War and witness David Jake’s spine-tingling vocal ability debut on the sort of stage it was destined for. Not wanting to big this up to much, but this could be the chance to see future headliners play the mainstage for the first time. (DW)

Where and When: Main Stage (Friday 28th – Leeds / Sunday 30th – Reading)

Simple Plan
If we’re really honest plenty of us let out a good deal of our teenage angst belting out most of Simple Plan‘a earlier albums. Now the Canadian pop-punks are making their first return to the UK in years we get to relive all of that only as adults, with a beer in hand and in a festival tent.

Here’s an excellent chance to remember why one of the mid 00s most hookiest and heartfelt pop-punkers always deserved to be much more then just a guilty pleasure band. (DW)

Where and When: Lock Up Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

Frank Turner
Reading and Leeds will be the first chance many of us get to hear tracks from Frank Turner’s new album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ live, and that alone will undoubtedly see Frank’s solo set in the Festival Republic Tent be the most over subscribed of the weekend.

Add into that Frank’s solo sets being increasingly rare and these days and we’re all set for something seriously special. If he can just close it with ‘The Ballad Of Me and My Friends’ then near festival perfection will be reached.

Where and When: Festival Republic Stage (Friday 28th – Leeds / Sunday 30th – Reading)

Twin Atlantic
Another band we’ve previously tipped to be future headliners are Twin Atlantic. The boys from Glasgow continue their all conquering march towards the top of British rock via a return to the R&L main stages. Sam McTrusty and the lads were on top form provoking huge singalongs in the Radio 1 Tent last year, but we expect that to be dwarfed by their efforts next week.

Last years ‘Great Divide’ LP was basically written with stadiums and festival stages in mind, so it’ll be no surprise when ‘Heart and Soul’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ sound suitably at home the surroundings. That’ll be nothing compared to the reaction to Sam McTrusty, his acoustic guitar and ‘Crashland’ though. (DW)

Where and When: NME/BBC Radio One Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

American Football
So, it seems American Football shows in England are like the proverbial buses. But don’t be fooled, they’ve promised us these shows at Reading and Leeds (and a single headline spot in London) will be the last for a while, so you’re urged to make the most of it. That they find themselves on the same stage as Limp Bizkit is a headscratching wonder – but that variety is the beauty of Reading and Leeds. You certainly won’t catch Mike Kinsella talking about the nookie, that’s for sure – though, secretly, we’d love it if he did…

However, you will get some of the finest, most beautifully crafted, emo/indie-rock imaginable. If you were lucky enough to catch Kinsella and Co. on their much anticipated May stopover, you’re likely to have been left enchanted by the richness of the material and the group’s ability to recreate it live. For a late afternoon/early evening set, it promises to be spellbinding. (RM)

Where and When: NME/BBC Radio One Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

The Smith Street Band
If you’re looking for a new band to check out who’s set is damned sure to see you have an absolute blast, then you could do far worse than spending some time in the company of The Smith Street Band. The Aussie outfit’s riotously good fun brand of folk-punk is pretty much spot on for throwing yourself around to at a festival with a bunch of people who suddenly are your new best mates. Think early Frank Turner meets the best of Springsteen that’s then shot through with punk rock fuelled on Fosters and you won’t go too far wrong.

We’re certainly pretty excited for beers and singalongs when this lot hit the Lock Up Stage, and even before the festival begins we’d advise you to catch them now before they’re playing the bigger stages in the future. (DW)

Where and When: Lock Up Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

The Menzingers
You don’t have to think back that far to a time when The Gaslight Anthem played The Lock Up tent at Reading and Leeds. They’ve now made the jump to mainstage megastars, and if I was a betting man, we’d fancy The Menzingers to do the same in the not-too-distant future.

Their sound is certainly heading that way; the rough and ready punk edge smoothed by some killer blue-collar rock, combined with some bloody fantastic fist-in-the-air choruses and lyrics that make you want to hug strangers in the pit. That’s what we want from a festival band, and The Menzingers have ‘it’ with room to spare. Promising huge sing-alongs and plenty of energy, The Menzingers are not to be missed… (RM)

Where and When: Lock Up Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

God Damn
Having seen God Damn lay waste to tiny stages throughout England, then attack festival stages with the same fuck you ferocity, you’d be mad to miss one of the most exciting acts on the underground circuit. Loud – and by loud we mean ear-splitting, headache inducing loud – the duo play blues/grunge/noise/punk that is as primal and exhilarating as you can imagine.

That there’s only two of them is constantly astonishing; proof that the desire to make a raucous, free-spirited noise isn’t limited to traditional conventions. Instead, settle in with some heavy duty ear-defenders and revel in God Damn’s knack for abrasive, tempestuous cacophonies.

Where and When: Lock Up Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

Beartooth
After destroying Slam Dunk and Download before laying waste on the Vans Warped Tour, you have to wonder if Caleb Shomo and company have anything left in them. But here they are back on UK soil again and ready to deliver an almighty blast of mosh-ready metalcore.

In recent months they have proved their worth by producing memorable (and almost) festival-stealing sets that leave you battered, bruised and wanting more. Fan favourites such as ‘The Lines’ and ‘In Between’ are bound to see all those in ‘The Pit’ tent to go into a frenzy. And trust us the moment the opening “Woah-oah-oh-ohhhh-oh-oh” in the latter drops, we’ll be right there in the mix. (SR)

Where and When: The Pit Stage (Friday 28th – Leeds / Sunday 30th – Reading)

Alexisonfire
They say nothing last forever and like most hiatus’ these days, they don’t. But when a band as bloody awesome as Alexisonfire decide to get back together and grace us with their presence at Reading and Leeds, we’re not going to complain one bit.

We’ll admit we’d like to see the Canadian five-piece on a more intimate stage but you know the moment those clattering cymbals ‘This Could Be Anywhere in the World’ begin, we’ll be grinning like a cheshire cat. Be prepared to challenge Dallas Green’s sweet harmonies on ‘Young Cardinal’ whilst viciously banging your head in complete and utter joy. (SR)

Where and When: Main Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

The One Hundred
These London rap-infused rockers have been building a strong following over the past 18 months. With several tours and notable festival appearances under their belt, they arrive at Reading and Leeds off the back of a very impressive outing at Download.

Their explosive style is sure to feel at home in ‘The Pit’ tent. With electro hints and Jacob Field’s snappy vocal delivery, there is no doubt that The One Hundred will deliver an energetic set that will make the crowd combust in complete euphoria. And once you hear ‘Downfall’, you’ll still have its chorus in your head by the time you’re back at work with the post-festival blues. (SR)

Where and When: The Pit Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

Pvris
What can we say about one of the most talked bands about of 2015? Having silenced the sceptics with a stellar set at Slam Dunk in May, the Massachusetts trio arrive at Reading and Leeds off the back a long stretch on the Vans Warped Tour, where unsurprisingly they were one of stand out acts.

Their brand of alternative pop rock continues to win over fans and critics on both sides of the pond. So much so we advise you to get there early if you want to catch Pvris. ‘The Pit’ tent will be packed. Trust us. Once you’re in, you’re probably going to be blown away by the vocal talents of Lynn Gunn along with their arsenal of infectious hooks. Pvris are on the way to big things. Reading and Leeds is the next step. Will they overcome it? We’re pretty confident they will. (SR)

Where and When: The Pit Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

No Devotion
Forget everything that happened previously with four fifths of No Devotion as they are nothing like their former band. Yet with frontman Geoff Rickley subtly continuing the synth-led finale of Thursday, No Devotion’s Reading and Leeds debut comes with much anticipation.

With ‘Permanence’ arriving next month, expect the Welsh-American group to display their mix of post-punk revival and alternative indie rock sound as best as possible. With tracks such as ‘Stay’ and ‘Permanent Summer’ making us yearn for the album with their strong pop sensibilities, we’re interested to see how No Devotion are in a live setting. We’ve got a feeling they’ll be fine and we’ll probably walk away wanting to hear the album even more. (SR)

Where and When: The Pit Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

Calls Landing
When Calls Landing step on to the stage at Leeds Festival it’s going to a properly special moment for the boys, their friends, family and long time fans. Calls have been one of the best and most criminally under-rated bands in the local scene for years and their debut album ‘Heirlooms’ is genuinely excellent stuff and well worth many many spins worth of anyone’s time.

The band may have won the Futuresound comp to make their R&L debuts but they’re more then worthy to play on merit and in their own right. Even if you haven’t heard of them before, Calls Landing will be your find of the festival if you’re smart enough to give them a chance. And chaps if you don’t close the set with ‘Midnight In Millennium Square’ we’ll be having some serious words afterwards! (DW)

Where and When: Lock Up Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

Manchester Orchestra
We’ll admit we almost forget about Manchester Orchestra’s appearance. They were one of the first bands announced for Reading and Leeds and have been sneakily hidden away on the Festival Republic stage. Thankfully we remembered and now we can’t wait to see the Atlanta, Georgia indie rockers.

Having developed a catalogue of impassioned songs that tug at the heart strings and have you singing along simultaneously, Andy Hull and company are known to deliver impactful shows, no matter how big or small a stage they’re on. If anything we’re thankful they’re on one of the smaller stages as classic songs ‘I Can Feel A Hot One’ and ‘Where Have You Been?’ demand an intimate setting. Whilst ‘Simple Math’ and ‘Shake It Out’ thrive off their delightful and anthemic approach. Manchester Orchestra are the type of band that leave you with a fuzzy feeling of excitement in your stomach. (SR)

Where and When: Festival Republic Stage (Friday 28th – Leeds / Sunday 30th – Reading)

Bring Me The Horizon
It’s a special time in the camp of Bring Me The Horizon right now. With their much anticipated fifth LP, ‘That’s The Spirit’ set to be released next month, their sub-headline slot on the main stage could be a career defining set. Having overcome criticism from their early days, BMTH have become one of the most beloved metal/rock bands in recent years. Their development has seen BMTH’s sound become more layered and expansive that goes firmly beyond their “deathcore” roots.

Having closed the ‘Sempiternal’ era with a show at Wembley Arena, we’re sure the next chapter will kick off with a bang at Reading and Leeds. We’re sure their evolution to potential future headliners will be certified with a stand out showing this weekend. (SR)

Where and When: Main Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

Limp Bizkit
Lets admit it. Limp Bizkit output in recent years has beem woeful. Nevertheless if you want a nostaglic party band, Fred Durst and company are your boys! If you want wall to wall rock hits, then look no further.

Having produced sets with varying results in previous year, Limp Bizkit aren’t exactly known for their performance but they do bring a fun, energetic show that will have you helplessly singing along (and rollin’) like its 2001. (SR)

Where and When: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage (Friday 28th – Reading / Saturday 29th – Leeds)

Metallica
Whilst Reading and Leeds may not be the rock-centric festival it once was, that doesn’t mean that it can no longer play host to some of the biggest rock and metal bands in the world. And there is no metal band in the world bigger than Metallica.

Returning to the festival for the first time since 2008, it is safe to say James, Kirk, Lars and Robert will feel at home on the big stage having played arenas and stadiums for years. Whilst they may not be as current or “trendy” as the other two main stage headliners (The Libertines and Mumford & Sons), Metallica do have an almighty arsenal songs that truly justify their position as legends. So be prepared to thrash your air guitar and do your best Hatfield “YEAH!” impression. (SR)

Where and When: Main Stage (Saturday 29th – Reading / Sunday 30th – Leeds)

Line-Up

Stage Times

Reading | Leeds

Reading Festival

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday

MAIN STAGE
Mumford & Sons 21:30 – 23:30
Alt J 19:40 – 20:40
Bastille 18:10 – 19:10
All Time Low 16:55 – 17:45
Panic! At The Disco 15:45 – 16:35
Palma Violets 14:40 – 15:25
Drenge 13:40 – 14:20
Neck Deep 12:45 – 13:25
Mariachi El Bronx 12:00 – 12:30

NME/BBC RADIO ONE STAGE
Knife Party 22.40 – 23.30
Limp Bizkit 21.10 – 22.10
Run The Jewels 19.55 – 20.40
Peace 18.55 – 19.35
Swim Deep 17.50 – 18.30
Don Broco 16.50 – 17.30
American Football 15.45 – 16.25
Parquet Courts 14.50 – 15.25
Echosmith 13.55 – 14.30
The Districts 13.00 – 13.35
The Struts 12.10- 12.40

BBC RADIO ONE DANCE STAGE
Wilkinson Live 22.30 – 23.30
Camo & Krooked 21.10 – 22.00
Hannah Wants 20.05 – 21.00
Dillon Francis 19.00 – 20.00
Porter Robinson 17.55 – 18.55
Jacob Plant 17.15 – 17.50
My Nu Leng 16.35 – 17.10
Toyboy & Robin 15.35 – 16.30
Hayden James 15.00 – 15.30
Ferdinand Weber 14.15 – 15.00
All We Are 13.30 – 14.00
The Ramona Flowers 12.45 – 13.15
Cardiknox (R only) 12.00 – 12.30

LOCK UP STAGE
New Found Glory 22.40 – 23.30
Simple Plan 21.25 – 22.10
The Bronx 20.10 – 20.55
Modern Life Is War 19.10 – 19.45
Bo Ningen 18.15 – 18.50
The Menzingers 17.25 – 18.00
The Smith Street Band 16.35 – 17.10
Skinny Lister 15.45 – 16.20
The Bots 15.00 – 15.30
God Damn 14.15 – 14.45
Vant 13.30 – 14.00
Youth Man 12.45 – 13.15
Calls Landing 12.00 – 12.30

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
Django Django 22.30 – 23.30
Saint Raymond 21.30 – 22.10
Alvvays 20.30 – 21.00
Prides 19.45 – 20.15
Bears Den 18.55 – 19.25
Vaults 18.05 – 18.35
Joywave 17.15 – 17.45
Misty Miller 16.25 – 16.55
Eliza and the Bear 15.40 – 16.10
Jake Isaac 14.55 – 15.25
Sunset Sons 14.10 – 14.40
Elle King 13.25 – 13.55
Hunter & The Bear 12.40 – 13.10
The Bulletproof Bomb 11.55 – 12.25

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
A$AP Ferg 21.30 – 22.15
Flatbush Zombies 20.30 – 21.15
Rae Sremmurd 19.30 – 20.10
Oneman 18.30 – 19.10
Pell 17.35 – 18.10
Star.One 16.50 – 17.20
Siobhan Bell 15.35 – 16.35
Bugzy Malone 14.45 – 15.15
DJ Target 14.00 – 14.30

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE
Georgia 19.55 – 20.20
Viola Beach 19.10-19.35
The Jacques 18.25-18.50
The Amazons 17.40-18.05
Martin Luke Brown 16.55-17.20
Moon Tourists 16.10-16.35
LIFE 15.25 – 15.50
TBA 14.45 – 15.10
Return To Rome 14.00 -14.25
Otherkin 13.20-13.45
The Mallrats 12.40 -13.05
Treason Kings 12.00-12.25

Saturday

MAIN STAGE
Metallica 21:30 – 23:30
Bring Me The Horizon 19:40 – 20:40
Royal Blood 18:10 – 19:00
Alexisonfire 16:45 – 17:35
Pierce The Veil 15:35 – 16:20
Modestep 14:30 – 15:10
Marmozets 13:35 – 14:15
Fidlar 12:45 – 13:15
BABYMETAL 12:00 – 12:30

NME/BBC RADIO ONE STAGE
Rebel Sound 22.30 – 23.30
Twin Atlantic 21.10 – 22.00
Catfish And The Bottlemen 19.55 – 20.45
Everything Everything 18.35 – 19.25
Wolf Alice 17.20 – 18.05
Circa Waves 16.20 – 17.00
Spector 15.20 – 16.00
Slaves 14.25 – 15.05
Twin Peaks 12.50 – 13.20
Nothing But Thieves 12.00 – 12.30

BBC RADIO ONE DANCE STAGE
MK 21.30 – 23.00
Oliver Dollar 20.30 – 21.30
Charli XCX 19.30 – 20.15
Tourist 18.10 – 19.10
Secondcity 17.00 – 17.50
Dimension x Kove 16.15 – 17.00
DJ Fresh 15.30 – 16.15
Elliphant 14.45 – 15.15
Ben Khan 14.00 – 14.30
FTSE 13.15 – 13.45
Riptide Movement 12.30 – 13.00

THE PIT STAGE
GHOST 20.20 – 21.20
Gojira 19.20 – 19.55
Atreyu 18.30 – 19.00
Pvris 17.40 – 18.10
Baroness 16.50 – 17.20
And So I Watch You From Afar 16.05- 16.35
As It Is 15.20 – 15.50
No Devotion 14.40 – 15.05
Black Peaks 14.00 – 14.25
Ho99o9 13.20 – 13.45
The One Hundred 12.40 – 13.05
LTNT 12.00 – 12.25
The Mini Band (still to announce) 11.30 – 11.50

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
The Wombats 22.30 – 23.30
Lucy Rose 21.30 – 22.10
Ash 20.30 – 21.10
Darlia 19.45 – 20.15
Seether 18.55 – 19.25
Radkey 18.05 – 18.35
Pretty Vicious 17.15 – 17.45
DMA’s 16.25 – 16.55
Blossoms 15.40 – 16.10
Ratboy 14.55 – 15.25
Bad Breeding 14.10 – 14.40
Neon Waltz 13.25 – 13.55
San Fermin 12.40 – 13.10
Walking On Cars 11.55 – 12.25
Hunck 11.15 – 11.40

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
Azealia Banks 21.35 – 22.20
Lethal Bizzle 20.30 – 21.10
DJ Semtex (R only) 19.20 – 20.20
Ms Dynamite 18.30 – 19.10
Vince Staples 17.35 – 18.10
Tempa T 16.50 – 17.20
Craze 15.35 – 16.35
Loyle Carner 14.45 – 15.15
Kiko Bun 14.00 – 14.30
Nick Brewer 13.15 – 13.45
Remi Miles 12.30 – 12.55

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE
Clean Cut Kid 20.00-20.25
Clay 19.15-19.40
Demob Happy 18.30-18.55
White 17.45-18.10
John Joseph Brill 17.00-17.25
Ducking Punches 16.15-16.40
Crosa Rosa 15.25-15.50
TBA 14.40-15.05
Area 52 13.50-14.15
Vitamin 13.10-13.35
Malpas 12.30 -12.55
Samuel S. Parkes 11.50-12.15
Happy Daggers 11.10-11.35

Sunday

MAIN STAGE
The Libertines 21:55 – 23:30
Kendrick Lamar 20:00 – 21:10
Jamie T 18:25 – 19:25
The Maccabees 17:10 – 18:00
The Cribs 16:00 – 16:50
The Gaslight Anthem 14:50 – 15:40
Against Me! 13:45 – 14:30
Lonely The Brave 12:45 – 13:25
Feed The Rhino 12:00 – 12:30

NME/BBC RADIO ONE STAGE
Deadmau5 22.15 – 23.30
Gorgon City 20.45 – 21.30
Years & Years 19.25 – 20.05
Jamie XX 17.55 – 18.55
Glass Animals 16.50 – 17.30
Kwabs 15.50 – 16.30
AWOLNATION 14.45 – 15.25
Ghostpoet 13.50 – 14.25
Shura 12.50 – 13.25
The Skints 12.00 – 12.30

BBC RADIO ONE DANCE STAGE
Boy Better Know 22.30 – 23.30
Hudson Mohawke 21.10 – 22.10
Brodinski 19.50 – 20.50
Blonde Live 18.55 – 19.40
Rustie 17.55 – 18.35
Evian Christ 16.55 – 17.55
Maribou State Live 16.20 – 16.50
Snakehips 15.35 – 16.05
TCTS 14.30 – 15.30
99 Souls 13.30 – 14.15
Petite Meller 12.45 – 13.15
The Six 12.00 – 12.30

THE PIT STAGE
Refused 22.40 – 23.30
While She Sleeps 21.25 – 22.10
Cancer Bats 20.10 – 20.55
Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration 19.10 – 19.45
Bury Tomorrow 18.15 – 18.50
Beartooth 17.25 – 18.00
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 16.35 – 17.10
Turbowolf 15.45 – 16.20
Mooseblood 15.00 – 15.30
Queen Kwong 14.15 – 14.45
Hawk Eyes 13.30 – 14.00
Single Mothers 12.45 – 13.15
Fort Hope 12.05 – 12.30
Black Foxxes 11.30 – 11.50

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
Frank Turner (solo) 21.35 – 22.35
Little Comets 20.40 – 21.15
Manchester Orchestra 19.35 – 20.10
We Are The Ocean 18.40 – 19.10
Coasts 17.45 – 18.15
Jack Garratt 16.55 – 17.25
Mini Mansions 16.10 – 16.40
Gengahr 15.25 – 15.55
Spring King 14.40 – 15.10
Hippo Campus 13.55 – 14.25
Sundara Karma 13.10 – 13.40
The Last Internationale 12.25 – 12.55
Black Honey 11.40 – 12.10
The Sherlocks 11.00 – 11.25

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
Krept & Konan 19.20 – 20.00
Stormzy 18.25 – 19.05
Young Thug 17.35 – 18.10
Dope DOD 16.50 – 17.20
Fekky 16.05 – 16.35
Ratking 15.15 – 15.45
Isaiah Dreads 14.30 – 15.00
Lady Leshurr 13.45 – 14.15

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE
Childcare 19.55 – 20.20
The Big Moon 19.10-19.35
Hyena 18.25-18.50
Hidden Charms 17.40-18.05
Willie J Healey 16.55-17.20
Kit Trigg 16.10-16.35
Skinner 15.25 – 15.50
TBA 14.40 – 15.05
R51 13.55 -14.20
White Room 13.10-13.35
Where Fires Are 12.25 -12.50
NARCS 11.40-12.05

Leeds Festival

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday

MAIN STAGE
The Libertines 21:25 – 23:00
Kendrick Lamar 19:30 – 20:40
Jamie T 18:00 – 18:55
The Maccabees 16:50 – 17:35
The Cribs 15:45 – 16:30
The Gaslight Anthem 14:40 – 15:25
Against ME! 13:40 – 14:20
Lonely The Brave 12:45 – 13:25
Feed The Rhino 12:00 – 12:30

NME/BBC RADIO ONE STAGE
Deadmau5 21.45 – 23.00
Gorgon City 20.15 – 21.00
Years & Years 19.00 – 19.40
Jamie XX 17.30 – 18.30
Glass Animals 16.25 – 17.05
Kwabs 15.25 – 16.05
AWOLNATION 14.35 – 15.10
Ghostpoet 13.45 – 14.15
Shura 12.50 – 13.20
The Skints 12.00 – 12.30

BBC RADIO ONE DANCE STAGE
Boy Better Know 22.00 – 23.00
Hudson Mohawke 20.50 – 21.40
Brodinski 19.35 – 20.35
Blonde Live 18.45 – 19.25
Rustie 17.50 – 18.25
Evian Christ 16.55 – 17.45
Maribou State Live 16.20 – 16.50
Snakehips 15.35 – 16.05
TCTS 14.30 – 15.30
99 Souls 13.30 – 14.15
Petite Meller 12.45 – 13.15
The Six 12.00 – 12.30

THE PIT STAGE
Refused 22.10 – 23.00
While She Sleeps 21.05 – 21.45
Cancer Bats 20.10 – 20.50
Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration 19.25 – 19.55
Bury Tomorrow 18.30 – 19.05
Beartooth 17.45 – 18.15
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 17.00 – 17.30
Turbowolf 16.15- 16.45
Mooseblood 15.30 – 16.00
Queen Kwong 14.45 – 15.15
Hawk Eyes 14.05 – 14.30
Single Mothers 13.20 – 13.50
Fort Hope 12.40 – 13.05
Black Foxxes 12.00 – 12.25

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
Frank Turner (solo) 21.35 – 22.35
Little Comets 20.40 – 21.15
Manchester Orchestra 19.50 – 20.20
We Are The Ocean 19.00 – 19.30
Coasts 18.10 – 18.40
Jack Garratt 17.25 – 17.55
Mini Mansions 16.40 – 17.10
Gengahr 15.55 – 16.25
Spring King 15.15 – 15.40
Hippo Campus 14.35- 15.00
Sundara Karma 13.55 – 14.20
The Last Internationale 13.20 – 13.40
Black Honey 12.35 – 13.05
The Sherlocks 12.00 – 12.20

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
Krept & Konan 19.00 – 19.40
Stormzy 17.55 – 18.35
Young Thug 17.05 – 17.40
Dope DOD 16.20 – 16.50
Fekky 15.35 – 16.05
Ratking 14.50 – 15.20
Isaiah Dreads 14.05 – 14.35
Lady Leshurr 13.20 – 13.50

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE
Childcare 19.45-20.10
The Big Moon 18.55-19.20
Hyena 18.10-18.35
Hidden Charms 17.20-17.45
Willie J Healey 16.35-17.00
Kit Trigg 15.50-16.15
Skinner 15.05-15.30
R51 14.20-14.45
White Room 13.30-13.55
Where Fires Are 12.45-13.10
NARCS 12.00-12.25

Satuday

MAIN STAGE
Mumford & Sons 21:00 – 23:00
Alt J 19:15 – 20:15
Bastille 17:45 – 18:40
All Time Low 16:35 – 17:20
Panic! At The Disco 15:30 – 16:15
Palma Violets 14:30 – 15:10
Drenge 13:35 – 14:15
Neck Deep 12:45 – 13:20
Mariachi El Bronx 12:00 – 12:30

NME/BBC RADIO ONE STAGE
Knife Party 22.10 – 23.00
Limp Bizkit 20.40 – 21.40
Run The Jewels 19.30 – 20.10
Peace 18.20 – 19.10
Swim Deep 17.15 – 17.55
Don Broco 16.20 – 16.55
American Football 15.25 – 16.00
Parquet Courts 14.30 – 15.05
Echosmith 13.40 – 14.10
The Districts 12.50 – 13.20
The Struts 12.00 – 12.30

BBC RADIO ONE DANCE STAGE
Wilkinson Live 22.00 – 23.00
Camo & Krooked 20.50 – 21.30
Hannah Wants 20.00 – 20.45
Dillon Francis 18.55 – 19.55
Porter Robinson 17.50 – 18.50
Jacob Plant 17.15 – 17.45
My Nu Leng 16.35 – 17.10
Toyboy & Robin 15.35 – 16.30
Hayden James 15.00 – 15.30
Ferdinand Weber 14.15 – 15.00
All We Are 13.30 – 14.00
The Ramona Flowers 12.45 – 13.15

THE LOCK UP STAGE
New Found Glory 22.10 – 23.00
Simple Plan 21.05 – 21.45
The Bronx 20.10 – 20.50
Modern Life Is War 19.10 – 19.45
Bo Ningen 18.15 – 18.50
The Menzingers 17.25 – 18.00
The Smith Street Band 16.35 – 17.10
Skinny Lister 15.45 – 16.20
The Bots 15.00 – 15.30
God Damn 14.15 – 14.45
Vant 13.30 – 14.00
Youth Man 12.45 – 13.15
Calls Landing 12.00 – 12.30

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
Django Django 21.35 – 22.35
Saint Raymond 20.40 – 21.15
Alvvays 19.50 – 20.20
Prides 19.00 – 19.30
Bears Den 18.10 – 18.40
Vaults 17.25 – 17.55
Joywave 16.40 – 17.10
Misty Miller 15.55 – 16.25
Eliza and the Bear 15.15 – 15.40
Jake Isaac 14.35- 15.00
Sunset Sons 13.55 – 14.20
Elle King 13.10 – 13.40
Hunter & The Bear 12.35 – 12.55
The Bulletproof Bomb 12.00 – 12.20

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
A$AP Ferg 21.00 – 21.45
Flatbush Zombies 20.00 – 20.45
Rae Sremmurd 19.00 – 19.40
Oneman 18.00 – 18.40
Pell 17.05 – 17.40
Star.One 16.20 – 16.50
Siobhan Bell 15.05 – 16.05
Bugzy Malone 14.15 – 14.45
DJ Target 13.30 – 14.00

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE
Georgia 19.45-20.10
Viola Beach 18.55-19.20
The Jacques 18.10-18.35
The Amazons 17.20-17.45
Martin Luke Brown 16.35-17.00
Moon Tourists 15.50-16.15
LIFE 15.05-15.30
Return To Rome 14.20-14.45
Otherkin 13.30-13.55
The Mallrats 12.45-13.10
Treason Kings 12.00-12.25

Sunday

MAIN STAGE
Metallica 21:00 – 23:00
Bring Me The Horizon 19:15 – 20:10
Royal Blood 17:45 – 18:35
Alexisonfire 16:25 – 17:10
Pierce The Veil 15:20 – 16:05
Modestep 14:25 – 15:00
Marmozets 13:35 – 14:05
Fidlar 12:45 – 13:15
BABYMETAL 12:00 – 12:30

NME/BBC RADIO ONE STAGE
Rebel Sound 22.00 – 23.00
Twin Atlantic 20.40 – 21.30
Catfish And The Bottlemen 19.25 – 20.15
Everything Everything 18.15 – 19.00
Wolf Alice 17.10 – 17.50
Circa Waves 16.10 – 16.50
Spector 15.15 – 15.50
Slaves 14.25 – 15.00
Twin Peaks 12.45 – 13.15
Nothing But Thieves 12.00 – 12.25

BBC RADIO ONE DANCE STAGE
MK 21.00 – 22.30
Kevin Saunderson 20.00 – 21.00
Charli XCX 19.00 – 19.45
Tourist 18.05 – 18.40
Secondcity 17.00 – 17.50
Dimension x Kove 16.15 – 17.00
DJ Fresh 15.30 – 16.15
Elliphant 14.45 – 15.15
Ben Khan 14.00 – 14.30
FTSE 13.15 – 13.45
Riptide Movement 12.30 – 13.00
Cardiknox 12.00 – 12.20

THE PIT STAGE
GHOST 20.10 – 20.50
Gojira 19.15 – 19.50
Atreyu 18.30 – 19.00
Pvris 17.40 – 18.10
Baroness 16.50 – 17.20
And So I Watch You From Afar 16.05- 16.35
As It Is 15.20 – 15.50
No Devotion 14.40 – 15.05
Black Peaks 14.00 – 14.25
Ho99o9 13.20 – 13.45
The One Hundred 12.40 – 13.05
LTNT 12.00 – 12.25

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
The Wombats 22.00 – 23.00
Lucy Rose 21.00 – 21.35
Ash 20.10 – 20.45
Darlia 19.25 – 19.55
Seether 18.35 – 19.05
Radkey 17.45 – 18.15
Pretty Vicious 17.00 – 17.30
DMA’s 16.15 – 16.45
Blossoms 15.35 – 16.00
Ratboy 14.50 – 15.20
Bad Breeding 14.10 – 14.35
Neon Waltz 13.25 – 13.55
San Fermin 12.40- 13.10
Walking On Cars 12.00 – 12.25
Hunck n/a

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE
Azealia Banks 21.05 – 21.50
Lethal Bizzle 20.00 – 20.40
Ms Dynamite 19.00 – 19.40
Vince Staples 18.00 – 18.40
Tempa T 17.05 – 17.40
Craze 16.20 – 16.50
Loyle Carner 15.05 – 16.05
Kiko Bun 14.15 – 14.45
Nick Brewer 13.30 – 14.00
Remi Miles 12.45 – 13.15

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE
Clean Cut Kid 19.55 – 20.20
Clay 19.10-19.35
Demob Happy 18.25-18.50
White 17.40-18.05
John Joseph Brill 16.55-17.20
Ducking Punches 16.10-16.35
Crosa Rosa 15.30 – 15.55
Area 52 14.45 – 15.10
Vitamin 14.00 -14.25
Malpas 13.20-13.45
Samuel S. Parkes 12.40 -13.05
Happy Daggers 12.00-12.25

Info

Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 takes places from 28th to 30th August.

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Words by Sean Reid (SR), Dane Wright (DW) and Rob Mair (RM). Main feature photo by Carrie-Anne Pollard.

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