Reading and Leeds Festival has announced a second wave of artists for this summer’s events.

Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Sam Fender and Imagine Dragons were revealed as the six headliners in December.

British stars Mimi Webb, Holly Humberstone and Yard Act are among those added to the line-up this week.

Here’s what you need to know.

Reading and Leeds 2023 line-up

The three-day sister events taking place on 25-27 August will see Billie Eilish become the youngest solo artist to top the bill alongside The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender, Foals and Imagine Dragons.

On Tuesday, a further 81 acts were confirmed to play including chart-topping pop star Webb, Brit Rising Star 2022 Humberstone and Leeds-based rock group Yard Act, who have risen through the ranks after their BBC Introducing Stage debut in 2021.

There will also be sets from Brit-award nominated Rina Sawayama, Mercury Prize winner Arlo Parks and British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, who famously covered John Lennon’s song Real Love for the 2014 John Lewis Christmas advert.

North London artist Bakar, who promises a genre-blending performance, and drill innovator Clavish will also perform at the festival alongside Reading rock band The Amazons who are appearing on home turf.

In a statement, The Amazons said: “For The Amazons, Reading and Leeds is the closest to home a band could ever get. Our roots with the festival go deep. We first came in ’06 as children, first played in 2010 as teenagers and worked our way up the stages until now, we reach the main stage.”

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be making a return to the fields with their folk-rock rhymes, alongside indie rockers Sea Girls best known for their pop anthems and energetic live shows.

Dance music will feature with Sub Focus, Giant Rooks, Ethel Cain and The Last Dinner Party.

The festivals return to their usual venues this week: Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park in Leeds.

How to get tickets

You can buy a ticket for either event through the Reading & Leeds festival website.

A standard weekend ticket for either costs £286.20. Day tickets can be purchased for £101.20.

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