Reading and Leeds Festival: Several acts and headliner announced for 2014

by Martin


The annual Reading and Leeds festival will make its return in 2014 and earlier tonight several acts were announced for the bill. Not only that though but a main stage headliner was also announced.

Reading and Leeds will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of August 2014 with both festivals sharing the same line-up across different days.

The team behind Reading and Leeds have been teasing fans for quite some time now with a line-up announcement and the day finally arrived when Zane Lowe released the first batch of names live on BBC Radio 1.

Blink-182 were announced as a main stage headliner across the weekend while Jake Bugg, Metronomy, Disclosure, Of Mice & Men, I Am Legion and Wilkinson were also announced with many many more to come.


Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 said: “I’m stoked to play Reading & Leeds 2014.  It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured.  The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK.  Prepare for the fury.”

Melvin Benn – the festival boss commented: “2013 was a year of exciting additions for Reading & Leeds Festivals, making them bigger and better than ever.”

“With extra stages and genres at both sites, there was a new diversity for all our fans to enjoy. However the core essence of the festival hasn’t changed and I think the line-up for next year will most certainly reflect that.”

” I know our fans will be delighted to welcome back our first headliners, Blink-182, with what promises to be an amazing show, as well as the brilliant Jake Bugg stepping up to the Main Stage. I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible line-up, so watch this space!”


As we said Reading and Leeds will take place from the 22nd to the 24th of August 2014 and a £50 deposit scheme for tickets is already in place with 2014 tickets being on sale at 2013 prices until January.

The deposit scheme for anyone interested works as follows:

“To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2014, the £50 deposit scheme and ticket instalment plan have been merged to create a brand, spanking new simple ticket plan.

Simply put down £50 to bag your place, and then pay three further instalments of £53.50 a month, which includes the booking fee, but with postage payable.”

Ticket Prices for the festival currently look like:

  • Weekend tickets £202.50 plus applicable booking fees
  • Early entry permits £15.00
  • Campervan permits £60.00
  • Lockers £16.00
  • Reading car parking £5.00
  • Weekend ticket prices include camping
Unfortunately tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person/address and payment card for anyone booking by phone or online and you can get a hold of tickets through the following:

Watch Blink-182 as they performed at Reading Festival back in 2010.