Reading and Leeds Festival have dropped the first wave of the line-up for its 2022 festival, with Arctic Monkeys, Dave and Rage Against the Machine announced as headliners.
The massive line-up also includes Bring Me The Horizon, Halsey, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Leeds Festival is set to return to Bramham Park between August 26 to 28, The Hoot reports.
Yorkshire favourites Arctic Monkeys will wrap up the huge festival on the main stage on Sunday night.
The indie icons have been slowly announcing their European tour dates over the past few weeks.
This will be the third time that the band have headlined Reading and Leeds Festival.
On Friday, Rage Against the Machine, Run the Jewels, Halsey and Bastille are all set to play across both main stages, whilst Saturday has Dave, Polo G, Little Simz, Megan the Stallion and Glass Animals on their line-ups.
Arctic Monkeys will follow the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Wolf Alice, Fontaines DC and Enter Shikari on the main stages, with many more set to be announced in the lead up to the 2022 festival.
The announcement also informed fans that there will be two main stages next year and no clashes between the artists released.
Additional artists appearing across the weekend include: Arddee, Chloe Moriondo, Denzel Curry, Hybrid Minds, Pale Waves, Jack Harlow, Jxdn, Kid Brunswick, Madison Beer, Tai Verdes, The Lathumas, Wilkinson, Circa Waves, Fever 333, Griff, Joy Crookes, PinkPantheress and Wallows.
Reading and Leeds Festival will take place from August 26 to 28, 2022, during its usual August Bank Holiday slot.
This morning, the official Reading and Leeds Festival social media pages announced the line-up as pre-sale tickets for Three and Barclay card users went on sale.
General release tickets will go on sale from 9am on Friday.
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Gigs & Nightlife
Massive homecoming New Order gig announced at Wythenshawe Park
Another huge gig for Wythenshawe Park has just been announced, with New Order set to perform there next summer.
The Salford-formed rock band will call in some massive names to support them too, with local legend Johnny Marr on the bill.
The very special homecoming show will be New Order‘s first full headline performance in the city since 2021.
The group are widely accepted to be one of the most influential bands of all time and this year celebrated 40 years of their hit Blue Monday.
They were founded in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris, who had all been together in Joy Division, which disbanded after the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.
This year, the band announced reissued editions of their classic compilation ‘Substance 1987’, the band’s biggest-selling album to date.
They also headlined Barcelona’s Primavera Sound before they commenced their UK and European tour this autumn.
New Order will be supported by Johnny Marr, good friend of the band and legendary guitarist of The Smiths.
Marr and Sumner previously worked on synth-dance act Electronic together, and released three albums.
Johnny Marr announced a new album earlier this year – ‘Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr’ will celebrate the first ten years of his solo career, featuring songs from across his four solo albums.
Fans can expect to hear Johnny’s greatest hits alongside the brand new track ‘The Answer’ as he takes to the stage at Wythenshawe Park next August.
Also supporting New Order at Wythenshawe Park will be adopted Manc Roisin Murphy, known in the 1990s as one half of pop duo Moloko.
The Irish singer and songwriter recently released her universally acclaimed sixth studio album, Hit Parade.
Presale tickets will go on sale from Monday 4 December at 10am, while general sale tickets go on sale on Tuesday 5 December at 10am, and you can grab yours here.