It’s only a matter of weeks until the gates open to Reading and Leeds festival and we will be giving you a lowdown of the top five acts to watch out for!
Only recently announced to be performing at the main stage Billie Eilish has transcended into to music hemisphere in a big way. Not only is she the youngest female artist to score a number one album in the UK she made the big leap from BBC Radio 1 Stage to the biggest stage on the site. Her eclectic genre blending sound combined with her edgy yet serene vocals make quite the pair. From the sub soaked electronic riffs of ‘Bad Guy’ to the more stripped back hypnotic vocal tracks such as ‘Lovely’; there is a track for you.
Set to kill her set at the BBC Radio 1 stage Stefflon Don has an undeniable work rate when it comes to bringing out big tracks. Whether she graces the lineup as a featured artist in the likes of ‘Boasty’ or ‘Instruction’ to her solo tracks such as ’16 Shots’ and ‘Hurtin’ Me’ she keeps the levels high. If you find yourself at the BBC stage you can also catch the likes of Mura Masa, Slowthai and Boston Manor who will be joining her.
Whilst we are on the topic of homegrown talent we have another UK artist who has risen through the ranks and rightfully getting the props he deserves. Cut from a different cloth wordsmith Dave will be performing at the festival. His impeccable lyricism is a standout factor when it comes to the artist and his catalogue of music is laced with gems. Also set to join the BBC Radio 1 stage is Fredo, hopefully where they will be performing ‘Funky Friday’.
If you want to see an act that puts on a show then you need to see Twenty One Pilots. I saw them earlier this year at Wembley Arena and their high energy show was jam packed with stage stunts and crowd surfing, along with the epic stage presence. Not any old crowd surfing, the drummer got into the mix and was propped up on what I can best describe as a table (without the legs) as he was held up overlooking the crowds. What is unique about Reading and Leeds festival is that they seamlessly blend both the worlds of hip hop and indie into one and if your someone who loves both (like me) then Twenty One Pilots are for you.
Last but definitely not least Post Malone is set to tear the stage up as a headliner of the festival. For those who missed him on tour earlier this year, Reading and Leeds is the place to catch him at. Post Malone brings a fresh perspective to his music and contains an amalgamation of influences, that puts him at the cusp of different genres. Set to close the night his hits such as ‘Wow’, ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Congratulations’ are guaranteed to go down a storm.
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