Eminem is the final headliner for Reading and Leeds Festival

HAIM, Blossoms, Sundara Karma, Halsey and Phantogram are others newly confirmed for 2017


In a bolt from the blue, Eminem has been revealed as the final headliner for Reading and Leeds Festival in 2017.

The hip-hop star is a marquee name, joining the already announced headline performances from Muse and Kasabian.

Eminem’s confirmation comes as part of over 70 additions for this year’s festivals, taking place from 25-27 August.

HAIM are one of the standout names on the list, promising new material after a quiet time since releasing their debut album Days Are Gone in 2013.

New York electronic duo Phantogram, indie pop stars Blossoms and British alt rockers You Me At Six are other highlight names.

Brits Sundara Karma, Everything Everything, Marmozets and Cabbage will also perform across the two sites this year.

On the pop side of the schedule, Charli XCX and Halsey are confirmed, as are hip-hop stars Migos and Giggs.

INHEAVEN return from the Reading and Leeds Festival 2017 lineup, when they played the third stage. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The depths of the new announcement includes many of the bands for the supporting stages, some of which return from 2016.

INHEAVEN and Fickle Friends are back, joined by IDLES, Yonaka, Tom Grennan and Grouplove.

Additional well-known names include Oh Wonder, Mallory Knox, Noisia, Billy Talent and The Pretty Reckless.

The Pretty Reckless on stage at the O2 Ritz in Manchester
Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless poses on stage at the O2 Ritz on 24 January 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

Tickets for both Reading and Leeds Festival are on sale now, priced outright at £205, including a booking fee.

The two festivals share their lineups, alternating days across each festival, meaning there’s scarcely a difference between the two – although Reading is more widely televised.

In the previous announcement for 2017, Kasabian were confirmed alongside Two Door Cinema Club, Wiley and Circa Waves.

Muse were the first headliner confirmed, alongside At The Drive-In, Bastille and Glass Animals.

Last year Reading and Leeds had official five headliners – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure, Foals, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy.

For tickets and more information, visit readingandleedsfestival.com.

The full A-Z lineup for Reading and Leeds so far:

• Against The Current
• The Amazons
• The Amity Affliction
• Andy C
• Angel
• Architects
• At The Drive In
• Avelino
• Bastille
• Bear’s Den
• Becky Hill
• Billy Talent
• Black Lips
• Blossoms
• Cabbage
• Cadet
• CamelPhat
• Charli XCX
• Chris Lorenzo
• Circa Waves
• Claptone
• Counterfeit
• Danny Brown
• Dave
• Dillon Francis
• Eden
• Eminem
• Everything Everything
• Fatboy Slim
• Fickle Friends
• Flatbush Zombies
• Flume
• Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes
• Geovarn
• Giggs
• Glass Animals
• Grouplove
• Halsey
• The Heatwave
• High Contrast
• The Hunna
• J Hus
• Jaguar Skills
• James Organ
• Jimmy Eat World
• Kasabian
• Katy B (DJ set)
• King Nun
• Klose One
• Korn
• Lethal Bizzle
• Louis Berry
• Majestic
• Major Lazer
• Mallory Knox
• The Manor
• Marmozets
• Marshmello
• Mic Righteous
• Migos
• Milky Chance
• Moose Blood
• MoStack
• Mullally
• Muse
• Noisia
• Oh Wonder
• Phantogram
• Picture This
• The Pretty Reckless
• Prose
• Puppy
• Rat Boy
• Ray BLK
• Rejjie Snow
• Rex Orange County
• Sam Divine
• Shame
• The Sherlocks
• Shy FX
• Star.One
• Sundara Karma
• Tom Grennan
• Tom Misch
• Toothless
• Torey Lanez
• Two Door Cinema Club
• While She Sleeps
• Wiley
• Yonaka
• You Me At Six
• Young T and Bugsey

Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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