Festival season may be soon coming to a close, but not before we have one final blowout at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival. With hundreds of bands, solo artists, DJs and comedians all performing over the weekend, it can be hard to know who to go and see. That’s why we’ve handpicked 10 acts that you 100% have to go and see while you’re there. You can thank us later.
PVRIS – Main Stage
Set to release their second album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell on August 25, Reading and Leeds festival is going to be one of the first chances to hear www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybrixton/search/pvris">http://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybrixton/search/pvris">PVRIS’ new material live before they return to the UK for a tour in November. Fronted by the powerhouse that is Lynn Gunn, with guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brain MacDonald completing the family, PVRIS are a force to be reckoned with, just look at the success of debut album White Noise for proof. Expect a live show full of mystery, prowess and hits such as ‘My House’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘St Patrick’.
Oh Wonder – NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage
Fresh from releasing their second album Ultralife, alt-pop duo www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybrixton/search/oh%20wonder">http://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybrixton/search/oh%20wonder">Oh Wonder will be bringing their shimmering soundtrack to the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage across the Reading and Leeds weekend. Their debut, self-titled album catapulted them into worldwide success, which included playing festivals across America and touring with Halsey. There’s no sign of them slowing down just yet though, with their upcoming Ultralife World Tour taking them to 31 countries, including what will be a career-defining show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Lethal Bizzle – NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage
Grime hero http://academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/search/lethal%20bizzle">Lethal Bizzle dropped his first record in 8 years earlier this year, with EP You’ll Never Make A Million From Grime welcoming him back into the game. Having teamed up with fellow grime superstars Stormzy and MoStack for the release, there’s a chance we could see some special guest appearances during Bizzle’s set at Reading and Leeds. And with a full-length album in the works, this’ll be your best chance to experience the future of Lethal Bizzle.
Fickle Friends – NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage