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Graham Clark
Features Writer
12:00 PM 11th February 2020

Leeds Festival Headliners Announced

Leeds Festival have revealed that Rage Against The Machine and Stormzy as its 2020 headliners alongside already announced Liam Gallagher – plus over 90 names set to play at Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park this August bank holiday weekend (28-30th).

Rage Against The Machine formed in 1991, rising to acclaim with their fiercely anti-establishment sound merging hip hop, punk and thrash.

To date, the band have sold over 16 million records, and are one of the loudest voices in modern music. In times of political hardship, Rage Against The Machine have never been afraid to speak their minds or point the finger at injustice, their previous Reading and Leeds performances have gone down in history – and this year’s headline slot will be no different.

With timeless singles such as Killing In the Name and Guerrilla Radio in their repertoire that still resonate with the masses in 2020, the Los Angeles legends are set for an unmissable performance.

Multi award-winning musician Stormzy is the name on everybody’s lips at the moment, and his performance on this year’s Reading & Leeds main stage will be one for the history books.

A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism.

Last years critically acclaimed #1 album Heavy Is The Head is testament to this; a record that is home to a necessary and important dialogue that’s equally fiery as it is refreshingly vulnerable. With a flawless show that is decadent, unpredictable, and second to none, his well-earned headline slot at this year’s Reading and Leeds will be colossal.

All-round legend Liam Gallagher was announced as a Reading & Leeds headliner back in November. Having brought an epic show to 2017’s Reading & Leeds festivals, his appearance on the main stage this summer will no doubt be BIBLICAL. Liam’s rise has been stratospheric in the past 12 months; his documentary As It Was, a second solo album Why Me? Why Not, and a triumphant sold out UK tour.

Hopefully the weather will be as good as it was last August bank Holiday.

General tickets on sale from Thursday 13th February www.readingandleedsfestival.com