Reading & Leeds Festival Announce Lockup & Dance Stage

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Less Than Jake

California’s SOCIAL DISTORTION bring their hard rockabilly/punk to the festival on Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, and Florida’s LESS THAN JAKE, one of the pioneers of the ska punk scene headline Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.

The August Bank Holiday sees the finest names in music congregate on the biggest twin site festival in Europe at the READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL, and the line-up has just got bigger and better.   With FOO FIGHTERS, THE CURE, KASABIAN, THE BLACK KEYS, PARAMORE, FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, THE MACCABEES, JUSTICE, AT THE DRIVE IN and METRONOMY already confirmed to play alongside many, many others we are now very pleased to announce names for the hugely popular LOCK UP STAGE and more names for the DANCE STAGE.

Our headliners on the LOCK UP STAGE come from the East and West coast of the US – both legendary acts with hugely impressive catalogues and fearsome live reputations.  California’s SOCIAL DISTORTION bring their hard rockabilly/punk to the festival on Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, and Florida’s LESS THAN JAKE, one of the pioneers of the ska punk scene headline Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.   Joining them are acts from all over the world including ANTI-FLAG, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, GALLOWS, TURBONEGRO, BOUNCING SOULS, A WILHELM SCREAM and many others.

On the DANCE STAGE, more names are added to the already stellar line-up of METRONOMY, KATY B, AZEALIA BANKS and JAGUAR SKILLS.  Bringing their bass-heavy sounds to the festival, MODESTEP make their debut appearance; hotly tipped GRIMES and supremo DJ ZINC will also appear alongside more amazing names.    Finally LOS CAMPESINOS! are the last band to be added to the MAIN STAGE.

Many more names are still to be announced including the full line-up for the NME/Radio 1 Stage, Festival Republic Stage, BBC Introducing Stage and the Alternative Stage.  

LOCK UP STAGE
Friday 24th August at Reading Festival / Saturday 25th August at Leeds Festival

SOCIAL DISTORTION
ANTI-FLAG
EVERY TIME I DIE
BOUNCING SOULS’ 
SAVES THE DAY
TOUCHE AMORE
WILHELM SCREAM
CEREMONY
RANDOM HAND’s
STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS
DEAD TO ME
PETTYBONE


Sunday 26th August at Reading Festival / Friday 24th August at Leeds Festival

LESS THAN JAKE
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
GALLOWS
TURBONEGRO
TRASH TALK  
GOOD RIDDANCE
THE SKINTS
POLAR BEAR CLUB
THIS IS HELL 
THE FLATLINERS
APOLOGIES, I HAVE NONE    
DANCE STAGE

Saturday 25th August at Reading Festival / Sunday 26th August at Leeds Festival

MODESTEP
FEED ME 
GRIMES      
THE JAPANESE POPSTARS
CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE’s
JAGGA
ZINC


MAIN STAGE
Saturday 25th August at Reading Festival / Sunday 26th August at Leeds Festival

LOS CAMPESINOS!

Published on 17 April 2012 by Ben Robinson

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