Reading and Leeds festival 2022: how to get tickets - and who’s on the line-up with Dave and Arctic Monkeys?

The three-day festivals return to Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park, with more acts to be announced

Festival-goers hold up their mobile phones as they watch British rapper AJ Tracey perform at the 2021 Reading Festival (Photo: DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Mercury Prize-winning rapper Dave, Arctic Monkeys and Rage Against The Machine have been announced among the first headliners for Reading and Leeds Festivals 2022.

Also revealed to headline are ‘WAP’ singer Megan Thee Stallion, Bring Me The Horizon, and Halsey.

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At 2021’s events, revellers were able to get a coronavirus vaccine as they soaked up the atmosphere, with pop-up clinics across the two sites meaning music lovers could grab a jab as easily as a beer or a burger.

Here is everything you need to know about 2022’s edition.

Who are the headliners?

Brixton rapper Dave, who has won most major UK music accolades, will become the youngest ever artist to headline the festivals, at just 23.

He will be joined by Sheffield quartet Arctic Monkeys, who have not played in the UK since their 2018 ‘Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino’ Tour.

Los Angeles rap metal band Rage Against The Machine, infamous for their 2009 Christmas number one campaign for ‘Killing In The Name’, also make their return to the festivals.

Also revealed to headline are ‘WAP’ singer Megan Thee Stallion, Bring Me The Horizon, and Halsey.

Who else is on the line-up?

More acts announced reveal a range of genres for next year’s line-ups, including indie pop, rock, grime, rap and electronic.

‘Heat Waves’ singers Glass Animals are joined by Bastille and Wolf Alice as well as Dublin rockers Fontaines DC.

London rapper Little Simz is also on the bill alongside Run The Jewels as well as 2021 breakout star Jack Harlow.

More acts will be announced in due course.

Melvin Benn, managing director of event promoter Festival Republic, said: “With so many amazing acts set to play, Reading and Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer: defining the sounds of modern groundbreaking music.

“I cannot wait.”

How can I get tickets?

The three-day festivals return to their usual venues – Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park.

Tickets for the festivals, which take place over the weekend of 26 - 28 August 2022, go on sale at 9am on Friday 10 December.

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