Last night, Reading and Leeds Festivals announced the first few acts confirmed for next year’s line-up, including one of the three headliners: the mighty Muse. The festivals will be held over the August bank holiday weekend next year, from the 25th to the 27th.
Alongside Muse, some of the other heavier acts announced include Architects, Against The Current, While She Sleeps and At The Drive In, plus who could ignore the pop/electronic giants Bastille.
Overall I’m fairly impressed with this announcement, but it’s quite difficult to guess how good the festivals’ line-up is going to be overall judging from these eleven acts. The announcement spans a number of genres, so as someone who would only be interested in seeing heavier bands, I can’t judge how much I’d enjoy next year’s festival.
Compared to the last Download Festival line-up announcement, I’m definitely much more enthusiastic about the Donington Park festival. Download have announced all three headliners, and it must be said knowing all of the headliners makes a festival a much more exciting prospect.
Hopefully we’ll be hearing more from Reading & Leeds soon, but until then this latest news is enough to tide us over.