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Reading & Leeds 2023 announce new acts for the BBC Introducing stage

July 3, 2023

Article by Hope Small


There's less than 2 months to go until one of the biggest festivals in the UK. Reading & Leeds have released acts for the BBC Introducing stage and the Anachronica stage.



27 brand new acts on one stage across 3 days add to this already healthy line-up with a Lewis Capaldi shaped hole to be filled and even more acts still to come. Judging by the comments on the festival's update, Gerry Cinnamon appears to be a fan favourite to step in for such a big act. The newest arrivals are set to join headliners Sam Fender, Billie Eilish and The Killers for the festivals which have already announced over 100 acts performing across 9 stages.


The BBC Introducing stage sees artists from Cole Bleu to Matilda Mann and a wide variety in-between join what has the potential to be 90,000 festival-goers from Friday to Sunday. Lucia & The Best Boys, Only The Poets and Grandma's House help make this stage an interesting one for anyone looking to come to either location and broaden their horizons. The Anachronica line-up saw 8 new acts announced; 2 per day for Thursday to Sunday. Consisting of DJs such as Bakey, Tan and Silva Bumpa, the stage appears to be a Leeds exclusive at this point.


Earlier this week, it was announced the festival would have 24-hour Assistance, Information and Response (AIR) hubs in all campsites. Reading & Leeds punters will be able to find at 16 of these hubs at both locations which are there to provide support, safeguarding and welfare for anyone needing a friendly face or listening ear during their weekend. These will be available from Wednesday through to Monday.


The countdown is on for ticket holders, artists and festival workers alike, and with more acts still due to be announced, you can already tell there's going to be a lot to get excited for.


See the festival's website for more info about the line-up and tickets: https://www.readingandleedsfestival.com

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