Foals announced as Reading/Leeds headliners for 2016


Foals will take another step up the career ladder when they headline Reading/Leeds this summer.

Having topped Bestival in 2014, the band have gone a stage further this year and say: “We’re absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It’s a dream come true.”

“We’ve worked our way up on our own terms and to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us and hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns and focus on what matters, you’ll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band.”

Foals will co-headline with Disclosure as both acts follow the previously announced Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were tipped as future headliners by Reading/Leeds organiser Melvin Benn back in 2013 when he gushed:

“Foals for me are the most in touch guitar band in the world and I don’t think anybody’s matching them. To see them own the stage and the reaction they got was unbelievable.”

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