Stormzy is the final Reading and Leeds 2020 headliner

 Stormzy is the final Reading and Leeds 2020 headliner

Stormzy has been revealed as the third headliner for the Leeds and Reading Festivals this summer, in an announcement on BBC Radio 1 this morning.

Breakfast show host Greg James broke the news just after 7:45am, just hours after Rage Against the Machine were revealed as the festivals’ second headliner last night. We’ve known Liam Gallagher is headlining since he broke the news himself on Twitter back in November, but the rest of the line-up has remained a mystery until yesterday.

Greg James also revealed the following acts:

Main Stage

  • Stormzy (headliner)
  • Migos
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • All Time Low
  • Mabel
  • As It Is
  • Gerry Cinnamon
  • D Block Europe
  • Aitch
  • The Main
  • Blocks
  • Courteeners
  • Slowthai
  • Run the Jewels
  • Slowthai
  • Tom Grennan
  • Lady Leshurr

Radio 1 Stage

  • Sam Fender
  • Rex Orange County
  • AJ Tracey

Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • MK
  • Zolada
  • Wilkinson

Tickets are on sale now in an exclusive presale with 10% discount for Barclaycard customers. General sale starts 9am Thursday 13th February.

Rage Against the Machine announced their reunion in autumn 2019 after a nine-year hiatus, during which three RATM band members formed ‘Prophets of Rage’ with members of Cypress Hill and Public Enemy. The supergroup appeared at festivals including Download and Boomtown, bringing setlists packed with classics from all three bands, before disbanding last year when RATM reunited.

Leeds and Reading both take place over the August bank holiday weekend, with the two festivals sharing the same line-up.

Instalment plans and day tickets will also be available, along with early entry passes, which grant festivalgoers access to the campsite from Wednesday onwards.

Coach travel and ‘camping plus’ glamping accommodation are both on sale now, with bell tents and ‘crew huts’ available.

Leeds & Reading Festival 2020 Shared Line-up Poster

In December, TheFestivals learned 35 people were arrested for drug dealing at Leeds Festival 2019 through a Freedom of Information request. Police seized 1,609 ecstasy pills and 728g of MDMA, along with 350g of cocaine, 705g of ketamine and 2.4 kilos of weed.

Jess Clayton, Force Drugs Co-ordinator for West Yorkshire Police, told TheFestivals: “The potential consequences of taking illegal substances, both at festivals and across our wider night-time economy, is well documented. Particularly when mixing different types of drugs and drinking alcohol, it can prove to be a fatal cocktail. We continue to work hard alongside our partners to warn of these dangers, as well as promoting the support networks available.

“Supplying drugs can also have a significant impact upon an individual’s future and we highlight this message to discourage individuals from becoming involved. It is, however, a crime that we take extremely seriously and we will always pursue those who commit such offences to the detriment of our local communities.”

Tickets are on sale now in an exclusive presale with 10% discount for Barclaycard customers. General sale starts 9am Thursday 13th February.

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Featured: Luke Dyson / Leeds Festival – Henry W. Laurisch / ( CC BY-SA 4.0 )
Crowd: David Dillion / Leeds Festival
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