Taking place during August’s bank holiday weekend, Reading and Leeds festival has revealed details of its Alternative stage. This year the festival’s music line-up includes headliners Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines. But there is also comedy and alternative talent from the UK and beyond plus the annual after-hours takeover from Transgressive Records.
Reading & Leeds present the best in alternative comedy, spoken word and music:
Milton Jones, Rob Delaney, Russell Kane, Katherine Ryan, Stephen K Amos (l), Adam Buxton (l), Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Holly Walsh, Abandoman, Nick Helm, Daniel Sloss, Tom Deacon, Andrew O’Neill, Joel Dommett, Tiffany Stevenson (r), Luisa Omielan, Matt Richardson, Alex Edelman, Dane Baptiste, Piff The Magic Dragon (l), Paul McCaffrey, Wit Tank (r), David Morgan (r), Mark Grist (l), Suzi Ruffell (r), Jaguar Skills (l), Max Cooper (l), George The Poet
Transgressive’s Alternative Stage Takeover featuring: Wiley, Jackmaster, Novelist, Madame X, DJ Target + DJ sets from Alt J, Palma Violets, Jen Long and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.
(L) Leeds only, (R) Reading only
Propaganda DJ sets: XFM, The Libertines’ Gary Powell (L), and The Kooks’ Hugh Harris (R), DJ’s Rave Karaoke (L) and Buttoned Down Disco