So, a bit earlier on Reading and Leeds added 50 new acts to this year’s festival line-up, taking place from the 22nd to 24th of August.
Probably the most exciting announcement was the addition of Gerard Way, performing his first ever solo UK show, following the demise of My Chemical Romance, the band he fronted until March 2013. I was a big fan of My Chem for a long time, so seeing activity from its former band members is super exciting! I’m definitely looking forward to hearing what he’s come up with in the year since they broke up.
He’ll be playing on the NME/Radio 1 stage alongside one of my favourite vocalists, Maverick Sabre. Now I know he’s not particularly rock ‘n’ roll, but you’ve gotta appreciate his beautiful voice. La Dispute are also playing the same stage, and considering their popularity online (especially on Tumblr and Twitter) they have a lot to live up to.
The Lock Up Stage will also be benefiting from the addition of We Came As Romans, following the release of their album Tracing Back Roots last year.
I’m also excited to hear We Are Scientists perform on the Festival Republic Stage – Nobody Move, Nobody Gets Hurt and Lethal Enforcer are awesome songs, and it would make my day if they played them.
All in all, the R&L line-up is still looking as strong as ever. Nothing they could do could make me regret buying my ticket now.