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If you're gutted you can't make it to this year's Reading and Leeds festival, or if you're just desperate to see your favourite acts from the line-up outside the festival field, then don't worry, as we've got a whole bunch of them hitting our doors in the coming months.

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Rae Morris

Rae Morris has been wooing fans across the globe with her love letter-turned second album, Someone Out There recently. Morris’ heart-warming lyrics, ethereal vocals and electro-pop sensibilities make her a must-see in 2018, so if you can’t catch her during the festival season, you can enjoy her mesmerising show later in the year.

O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 5 October Buy Tickets

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Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan has an undeniable talent, and has become one of the most talked about artists of 2018, but with soulful, indie smash singles like ‘Royal Highness’, it’s easy to see why. With the release of his debut full-length, Lighting Matches imminent and over 14 festival appearances this summer alone, he's truly making his mark, and he’s going to be rounding off what will be an incredible year with a string of career-defining shows.

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Lewis Capaldi

If there is one artist who is blowing everyone out the water in 2018, it’s Scottish balladeer, Lewis Capaldi. With just four songs, he’s managed to sell out three headline tours and bagged a support slot on Sam Smith’s arena tour. Once he’s done toying with people’s emotions at festivals this summer, he’ll back on the road breaking hearts on his biggest headline tour to date.

O2 Academy Bournemouth: Tuesday 30 October Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 3 November Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leeds: Wednesday 7 November Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: Tuesday 13 November Buy Tickets

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Neil Hilborn

To say that Neil Hilborn has a special way with words would be a gross understatement. After going viral with his poem ‘OCD’ back in 2013, This College National Poetry Slam champion has continued to write and perform his spoken-word stories across the globe, exploring complicated emotions and connecting with millions through his work. Though a must-see at Reading and Leeds festival, he’s also touring the UK not long after, so put the dates in your diary.

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Saturday 20 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Liverpool: Thursday 25 October Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 26 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Friday 2 November Buy Tickets

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Shame

Invigorating and brilliant are just some of the words used to describe the young punks known as Shame. The band are taking the world by storm with their highly accoladed album, Songs of Praise, and have quickly earned a reputation as an exhilarating live band, so it’s no surprise that Reading and Leeds snapped them up.  If you’re not able to make the festival, come and join the hotly tipped newcomers on their unmissable headline tour.

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The Magic Gang

Riding the sweet, sunshine wave that their debut album has created, The Magic Gang have become one of the UK’s most exciting emerging bands of the past year. Their characteristic cocktail of uplifting pop hooks, sweet harmonies and melancholy lyrics has seen them gain a whole lot of love from BBC Radio 1, as well as tours with Wolf Alice and Sundara Karma. If you're looking for the soundtrack to your summer, this is it.

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The Night Café

The Night Café have had an extraordinary twelve months, having already notched up tours with The Wombats and Sundara Karma and releasing a debut EP full of wavy, sun-drenched anthems. They’re the perfect addition to any festival, and with a summer full of them, by the end of the season you’ll be gagging to see them again.

O2 Academy Oxford: Tuesday 25 September Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Sunday 30 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Sheffield: Wednesday 3 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Liverpool: Friday 5 October Buy Tickets

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Spring King

Making a triumphant return to the Reading and Leeds festival stages this year are Spring King, the unpredictable and energetic quartet from Manchester. Emerging from the studio with new single, ‘Animal’, the first since their acclaimed debut album, the band are back on form and will be taking on their biggest headline shows to date in September.

O2 Academy Liverpool: Saturday 22 September Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Thursday 27 September Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 28 September Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Saturday 29 September Buy Tickets

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The Used

Few people, let alone the scrappy foursome who make up The Used, would have thought that a group of bored teenagers in Utah would be touring internationally with their 17th album 17 years later. The band have earned a dedicated, global following with their high-energy live shows, hard rock melodies and gut-wrenching lyrics, and with new album The Canyon, they’ll continue getting up in the faces of festival and venue crowds alike.

O2 Academy Bristol: Monday 27 August Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Thursday 30 August Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: Friday 31 August Buy Tickets

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Nines

Nines is a man of many talents. Not only has he created a second album full of gritty realism and playful wit that shines a light on London’s estates, but he’s also directed a film to coincide with the record, which includes star performances from J Hus, Ghetts, Mostack, Kurupt FM and many more. See it all come to life at festivals and at his headline dates over the coming year.

O2 ABC Glasgow: Friday 14 September Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Sunday 16 September Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Thursday 20 September Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 21 September Buy Tickets

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Hudson Taylor

Ireland’s favourite duo have recently been whetting their fans’ appetites with the release of EP, Feel It Again, their first new music since their 2015 debut album. With a whole bunch of new delightful folk songs to perform for you, they’re ready to take on stages across the country, where you’ll fall in love with their music all over again.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Tuesday 27 November Buy Tickets

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Nothing, Nowhere.

Breaking all boundaries in the rock, emo and rap world is the enigma known as nothing,nowhere. Signed to the label owned by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, his music brings together many different elements that makes for a truly intriguing listen. Not convinced? Experience it for yourself this October.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 20 October Buy Tickets

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Fickle Friends

Fickle Friends deliver a lovable, quirky and unique, coming of age sound that will see them on the Reading and Leeds festival stage for the third year in a row this summer. Following the release of debut album, You Are Someone Else, their sparkling performances and irresistible indie-pop anthems will be spreading joy both on and off the stage this year.

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: Friday 19 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Friday 26 October Buy Tickets

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Mo Gilligan

Reading and Leeds isn't just about music, y'know? They also have an array of top comedians to keep you laughing throughout the weekend. Mo Gilligan has enjoyed a huge amount of success thanks to his Coupla Cans tour, and with Drake and Stormzy as fans, he's quickly become the voice of a new generation.

O2 Academy Newcastle: Saturday 15 September Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Friday 12 October Buy Tickets

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Sigrid

After being crowned the winner of the BBC Sound of 2018 earlier this year, pop sensation, Sigrid, has continued to release banger after banger, with her deliciously sweet pop sound juxtaposed with bitter but empowering lyrics. With her no-frills attitude and buoyant live energy, she's a must-see for anyone this year, so join us for a dance both at Reading and Leeds and on her headline tour in November.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Sunday 4 November Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Glasgow: Wednesday 7 November Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Monday 12 November Buy Tickets

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Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Returning to his former moniker of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, singer-songwriter Sam Duckworth made a triumphant comeback with new album Young Adult this year. Made for summery days with a drink in hand, his experimental folk-pop will go down a treat in the festival field.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Sunday 14 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Monday 15 October Buy Tickets

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Deaf Havana

British rock band, Deaf Havana, will be following up their festival exclusive performance at Reading and Leeds with their only headline show of 2018 at O2 Academy Brixton. Both performances will see the band debut material from new album, Rituals, as well as treating fans to favourites from across their highly-acclaimed catalogue of work.

O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 7 December Buy Tickets

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Bad Sounds

Bad Sounds are a new kind of pop band, creating colourful and inspiring anthems that turn their live shows into full-on parties. Dropping their debut album, Get Better just before Reading and Leeds, it'll be the perfect soundtrack to get you in the mood, before they continue the celebrations well into their headline tour this autumn.

O2 Academy Liverpool: Friday 2 November Buy Tickets

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Yungblud

Inspired by old school punk, hip hop and fizzy rock melodies, Yungblud is a singer-songwriter with a fireball of passion and energy that comes out in full force live. Debut album, 21st Century Liability is full of genre-bending, politically-charged anthems that'll go on to soundtrack a generation.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Wednesday 12 September Buy Tickets

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The Fever 333

Made up of members from the now-inactive letlive. and The Chariot, The Fever 333 are a punk trio who are here to deliver an important message. Following a suprise performance at Download festival and a what's set to be a riotous set at Reading and Leeds, they'll hit London for their debut headline demonstration.

O2 Academy Islington: Wednesday 22 August Buy Tickets

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SCARLXRD

It's not often the heavy metal and hip hop worlds collide, but SCARLXRD has fused the two together in such a unique way that it's landed him spots on both The Pit stage and the BBC Radio 1Xtra stage at Reading and Leeds. Continuing to dominate the underground scene with his intense performances, he'll be tearing up stages across the country in September.

O2 Academy Birmingham: Friday 28 September Buy Tickets

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I Don't Know How But They Found Me

Breakout American duo I Don't Know How But They Found Me are making their UK debut at Reading and Leeds festival this summer, bringing their 80s-influenced synth rock-pop to the masses for one big cabaret-style dance party. Not wanting to leave fans who can't make the festival out, they'll also be playing a special headline show in London before they fly home.

O2 Academy Islington: Tuesday 28 August Buy Tickets

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Wild Front

As highlighted in our New Music Blog, Wild Front are a band you need on your radar this summer. With bubbly, indie melodies and a knack for creating the ultimate summer bop, Wild Front have already peaked the interest of a number of smaller festivals and are ready to take on Reading and Leeds in style. Get yourself in the mood by listening to new single, 'Simmer Down' now.

Arts Club, Liverpool: Thursday 4 October Buy Tickets

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Pale Waves

Goth-pop quartet, Pale Waves, have had an incredible 2018 so far, being named as ones to watch by pretty much everyone going. Most of their headline shows sell out way in advance and their dreamy singles, such as 'Television Romance' and 'Kiss', are highly adored by the radio, so it'll be no surprise if their set at Reading and Leeds will be a packed-out affair.

O2 Academy Liverpool: Monday 24 September Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Tuesday 25 September Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Thursday 27 September Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 28 September Buy Tickets

O2 Guildhall Southampton: Tuesday 2 October Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bristol: Wednesday 3 October Buy Tickets