Reading and Leeds Festival 2016 announce first acts and headliner!

Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 have announced Red Hot Chili Peppers as their first headliner for the August Bank Holiday weekender, plus twenty one pilots and a further eight acts. Nice!

Returning to headline the iconic festival will be Californian legends Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are expected to release their 11th studio album in 2016 too. Also joining them are twenty one pilots, Crossfaith, Slaves, The 1975, Courteeners, Boy Better Know, DJ EZ, Rat Boy and Hinds.

Talking about booking RHCP, festival organiser, Melvin Benn says: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Red Hot Chili Peppers as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2016, as a festival exclusive. Their incredible live show will be an unforgettable headline performance at the UK’s biggest music festival. We’ve still got some really exciting names to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up. It’s going to be our best year yet.”

Reading and Leeds takes place over the August bank holiday weekend between 26 – 28 August, 2016. Weekend tickets are priced at £213 (including booking fees). More announcements are expected over the coming months, so watch this space…

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Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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