Giving a platform to the best in up and coming music, BBC Introducing select the bands they tip off as the next big thing. Every year, they host a stage at both Reading and Leeds Festivals and allow 30 acts to showcase their talent live - this year’s acts have just been announced. Bringing acts from all over the UK to both of the southern and northern bank holiday weekend festivals, the extensive bill includes a versatile variety of acts; hailing from Liverpool, punks Queen Zee and the Sasstones will play Leeds on Friday 25th before hitting Reading on Sunday 27th, while Manchester’s indie quartet Pale Waves will hit Reading on Friday 25th and Leeds Saturday 26th.
With acts such as Florence and the Machine, The 1975 and Catfish and the Bottlemen all previously having the support of BBC Introducing early on in their careers, this platform is given to emerging artists in the hope that they will be propelled into success. The full lineup and day break down for this year’s BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds is below.
Reading, Friday, 25th & Leeds, Saturday, 26th:
Avenoir, Brooke Bentham, Honey Arcade, Moses, Olly Chamberlain, Phundo Art, Plaza, Rale, Scott Quinn, Sugarman, The Golden Age Of TV and TOUTS.
Reading, Saturday, 26th & Leeds, Sunday, 27th:
Cassia, Colouring, Dan Stock, Ider, Island, KOYO, Pale Waves, Playing House, Sœur, Too Many Ts, Verschieden and Will Sin For Love.
Leeds, Friday, 25th & Reading, Sunday, 27th:
Alibi, Anna Straker, Chroma, Deadset Dream, Ginger Snaps, Honey Lung, Low Island, Mosa Wild, Penguin, Queen Zee and The Sasstones, Rock Bottom Risers, and The Pale White.