Bands we want to see at Reading + Leeds Festival 2017

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Teenagers of the UK have just experienced the trauma of what seems like the most important days of their lives (little do they know!); receiving their GCSE and A-Level exam results. Shit, right? And we all know what that means… Well, if you don’t, it means that the most exciting weekend of the summer soon followed; Reading + Leeds Festival. A haven for those celebrating their futures- or trying to pretend they aren’t happening-, Reading + Leeds signifies a coming-of-age moment that combines a rite of passage with some of the biggest bands in indie, rock, dance and alternative music.

This year passed by without exception as headline slots from the likes of Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foals shook the stage, as well as stints from Five Finger Death Punch, The 1975, Slaves, Jack Garrett, Disclosure, twenty one pilots and plenty more. Showing the festival at what is perhaps its peak of diversity, 2016 certainly gave us plenty to choose from, but we can’t say every itch was scratched with the most recent R+L line-up. We can think of a few names we’d love to see added to the bill and even though it’s all over now, hey, there’s always next year!

Boston Manor

Mark our words, you’ll be seeing this name plastered all over the place any day now- in fact, odds are by the time next year rolls around you’ll be sick to death of them! Just kidding, of course- how could anyone get sick of this brilliant British emo-punk band? With their debut album on the verge of being unleashed, we’ve got seriously high hopes for Boston Manor and, with their fierce live shows, we would love to see them hit the festival big leagues.


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