Reading Festival: BIllie EIlish Moves To The Main Stage, Plus New Acts Announced

Reading and Leeds Festival 2019 today revealed that Billie Eilish will be moving from the BBC Radio 1 Stage to Main Stage on Saturday in Reading and Sunday in Leeds.  Following a year of phenomenal global success, this year has seen Eilish become the youngest female solo artist to score a number one album in the UK.

Festival Republic’s Managing Director, Melvin Benn, commented “Following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the Main Stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend”.

Reading & Leeds Festival, has today also announced more names across the music stages, including Basque influenced trio Crystal Fighters who will now be headlining the Festival Republic Stage in Leeds on Friday and Sunday in Reading. They will be playing hits from their four world music-infused indie pop albums including songs from their latest record “Gaia & Friends”.   Up-and-coming hip-hop rapper/YouTube personality DDG will also be joining the BBC Radio 1xtra Stage.

Those looking to dance throughout the bank holiday weekend need look no further than the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage where Tough Love have been added to the line-up (Friday in Reading and Saturday in Leeds). The London based duo have rapidly risen through the house scene the last few years.  Their distinct productions and energetic, bass-heavy DJ sets will be sure to keep the crowd on their toes. Elsewhere, DJ’s Doktored and Danny Oliver join the line up for Leeds’ infamous late night Piccadilly Party.

With Reading Festival now completely sold out and only limited Leeds Weekend and Day tickets still available, festival fans are urged to snap up tickets as soon as possible.  Alongside unforgettable headline performances from The 1975Twenty One PilotsPost Malone, and Foo Fighters, other huge names will perform across the weekend including Billie EilishBastilleCharli XCX, Dave, Frank Carter & The RattlesnakesMachine Gun Kelly, Pale Waves, and Royal Blood.

Featuring hundreds of acts, Reading & Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer.  Alongside defining and celebrating the sounds of modern groundbreaking music, the festival will also feature world-class comedy line up.

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