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Handpicked – Our top tips for Reading 2015


It’s just around the corner! Next month, Reading and Leeds Festival will host an array of diverse artists across it’s many stages on 2 UK sites, The Gig Review has handpicked a small selection of artists that we think are a must see…

Reading and Leeds Festivals take place the weekend of August 28th-30th. Check here For ticket information and make sure you don’t miss out on what has been voted Best Festival by our very own readers.

*All stages are correct at time of writing article and are based on Reading. Check Official Website lineup for confirmation

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Summers looking busy for this four-piece from Wales. Offering up catchy indie anthems laced with Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

Slot: Saturday: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage
Sounds like: The Courteeners / The Vaccines
Listen out for: Tyrants

Sunset Sons

Tipped for greatness in 2015 by everyone from MTV to XFM. Brought together through a love of surfing!

Slot: Friday: Festival Republic Stage
Sounds like: Circa Waves / Prides
Listen out for: Medicine


Their anthem track “Oceans”, has surpassed 4 million Soundcloud hits alone. Bristol boys.

Slot: Sunday: Festival Republic Stage
Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club / Friendly Fires
Listen out for: Oceans

Circa Waves

A four piece from Liverpool with a touch of The Strokes. Already supported Libertines at their massive Ally Pally shows

Slot: Saturday: Festival Republic Stage
Sounds like: Strokes
Listen out for: Get Away

Jamie T

This guy needs no introduction. Appearing after big success with last album “Carry On The Grudge”

Slot: Sunday: Main Stage
Sounds like: The Maccabees / Mystery J
Listen out for: Sheila (although he’s not keen on playing it these days)

Mumford & Sons

Freshly reinvented for the latest album. It’s no longer just folk songs and banjo’s. A must see…

Slot: Friday: Main Stage
Sounds like: Bon Iver / Of Monsters and Men
Listen out for: Believe

Lucy Rose

Lucy’s been touring for many years. Starting to receive the recognition she deserves. Latest single ‘Like an Arrow’ is great

Slot: Saturday : Festival Republic
Sounds like: Daughter / Dry The River
Listen out for: Like an Arrow

Frank Turner (Solo)

It’s been ten years since Frank and his former band first played Reading & Leeds…he returns yet again with a solo set

Slot: Sunday: Festival Republic Stage
Sounds Like: The Gaslight  Anthem / Billy Bragg
Listen out for: Recovery

Everything Everything

Everything Everything have just released their brand new album ‘Get To Heaven’, in good time to please the crowds with new material.

Slot: Saturday: NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage
Sounds Like: Foals / Bombay Bicycle Club
Listen out for: Distant Past

The Libertines

Nothing needs to be said! The boys will relish this return to a festival that played a huge part in their comeback

Slot: Sunday: Main Stage
Sounds like: The Clash
Listen out for: Up The Bracket


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