Reading & Leeds Festivals are excited to announce undisputed global superstars Metallica as the first headliners for 2015 in a UK Festival Exclusive performance. James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo will take to the Main Stage next August Bank Holiday Weekend to provide a defining moment of the 2015 festival season. Returning to the prestigious headline spot for a record fourth time in 2015, the band have a rich history at the Festivals, having first headlined Reading Festival 18 years ago. With a career spanning over three decades and more than 110 million records sold across the world, Metallica are undoubtedly one of the biggest and best live acts on the planet. Their critically acclaimed film ‘Some Kind of Monster’ will be re-released on December 15th, available for the first time digitally and on Blu-ray, and including ‘Metallica: This Monster Lives’, a brand new 25-minute feature following up on the last decade with the band. Lars Ulrich from Metallica says: “We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”
Festival boss Melvin Benn comments: “I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK’s most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the Festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading & Leeds so special.”
JAMIE T, PIERCE THE VEIL, WILKINSON LIVE, REFUSED, RUN THE JEWELS and MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA the first of hundreds of exciting acts set to appear across the weekend! 28TH – 30TH AUGUST 2015, BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND Reading & Leeds 2015 tickets now on sale including £50 instalment plan
Following this year’s explosive secret set at Reading, Jamie T will make the trip to both Festival sites in 2015. Fresh from a hugely successful sold out UK tour and the release of third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ this autumn, Jamie T is one of the hottest acts of the moment and an exciting addition to the Festival line-up. Fresh from their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Californian post-hardcore favourites Pierce The Veil will be making their long-awaited Reading & Leeds debut in 2015. Vic Fuentes from the band comments: “We’ve been dying to do these Festivals ever since we started touring in the UK! It’s such an honour to be a part of something that people wait all year round to see.”
With his set this year proving to be one of the defining moments on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, drum ‘n’ bass maestro Wilkinson is no stranger to Reading & Leeds. Stepping up his live show yet another notch following his ‘Lazers Not Included’ tour, he will be returning to the Festival in 2015. Headlining The Pit Stage, Refused have become one of the most influential heavy bands of a generation. The Swedish punk band’s now legendary album ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’ fused noisy hardcore, post-punk, techno and jazz to create an entirely original sound. Since reforming for shows in 2012, the band have returned stronger than ever with a live set that shows the true scope of their musical legacy. With two critically acclaimed albums released in the last two years, Run The Jewels are arguably the hottest hip-hop act on the planet. Making their Reading & Leeds debut next year, rap veterans Killer Mike and El-P’s performance will be essential Festival viewing. Manchester Orchestra will make their third trip to Reading & Leeds in 2015. Following the release of fourth album ‘Cope’ and this year’s stripped down alternate version ‘Hope’, their appearances at the Festivals will be a summer highlight for indie-rock fans.
Second batch of tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8 booking fee + postage ● Early entry permits £20 ● Campervan permits £75.00 ● Lockers £16.00 ● Reading car parking £10.00 ● Weekend ticket prices include camping
Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then the balance in monthly instalments.
Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.
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Children 12 and under are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
Please note there is no separate children’s area at this event.
BBC Radio 1 will be returning to Reading & Leeds in 2015, hosting a stage that will feature performances from some of the biggest artists of the summer. There will also be a Radio 1 Dance Stage at the event. Radio 1 is one of the most famous youth brands in the UK and supports new and developing artists, especially those in the UK.
With over 250,000 tracks uploaded to the BBC Introducing website and 100,000 artists registered, BBC Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national stage through Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music and the Asian Network. Big name artists including Florence and The Machine, Jake Bugg, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32 and George Ezra all received BBC Introducing support at the start of their careers. Over 500 acts have performed for BBC Introducing at major UK festivals since its launch in 2007 and all sets are filmed for broadcast across BBC Radio, TV and online. Brand new artists can upload their music at http://www.bbc.co.uk/introducing
Reading & Leeds will each have a dedicated BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage in 2015. Digital network BBC Radio 1Xtra broadcasts the best in contemporary black and urban music with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists. The station reaches around 1 million listeners each week, playing a pivotal role in bringing urban music to the mainstream. The BBC Radio 1Xtra stage at Reading & Leeds will run across all three Festival days and will showcase the cream of urban artists and music on offer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/
Tuborg is once again proud to be the official beer partner of Reading & Leeds Festivals. Let Tuborg inspire you to be open for more and live for now! Join us at http://www.facebook.com/tuborg to find out more
Somersby are excited to be the official cider partner of Reading & Leeds Festivals. Best served thirsty. This delicious cold-filtered cider has no artificial flavours or sweeteners, simply bucket-loads of great apple taste. That’s real refreshment.
Relentless Energy Drink has been a long standing partner of Reading & Leeds for many years, and will be back again in 2015 as the Official Energy Drink Partner of both Festivals. Expect to see the epic Relentless Stage back at Leeds Festival and more immersive activities across the Festival sites to be enjoyed. Visit us at http://www.relentlessenergy.com / http://www.facebook.com/RelentlessEnergy and http://www.twitter.com/relentlessdrink
Pepsi Max is proud to be the Official Cola partner of Reading & Leeds. Follow us on Twitter @PepsiMaxUK to find out how we’ll be making your Festival experience unbelievable. #LiveForNow
Our exclusive coach travel partner National Express have been working with festivals and events for over 20 years to carry thousands of people all over the country – so they really are the experts! With ample room and a large luggage hold to store all your camping gear (with or without mud), getting to Reading & Leeds from all over the UK couldn’t be simpler. So start planning now and book your coach travel at nationalexpress.com/events.
Wall’s Ice Cream are delighted to be the official ice cream partner of Reading & Leeds Festival. Serving the old & new favourites including Magnum, Cornetto, Calippo, Twister & Solero, our ice creams are the perfect snack to cool down this summer when the music gets hotter! Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/WallsUK and follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/walls
Volt makes it easy to keep your phone charged the entire Festival. Sign up and get your very own portable Volt charger. When you need more power, drop by the Volt charging station and swap it to a new fully charged. Stay connected and share your experience. Jump the line and save money. Book your Volt now at getvolt.dk/reading