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Reading and Leeds Announce BBC Introducing Stage


Reading & Leeds Festival have announced the BBC INTRODUCING STAGE Lineup for 2015. Renowned for promoting up and coming acts, last year the stage hosted breakthrough acts like Rae Morris and Prides and in the past has given debut slots to the likes of Jake Bugg and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Hotly tipped Georgia will be headlining Reading on Friday (Saturday in Leeds), she’ll be joined by Warrington based indie poppers Viola Beach, Bristol grunge-rock quartet The Jacques, Reading locals The Amazons, singer-songwriter Martin Luke Brown, electronic trio Moon Tourists, Hull alternative four piece LIFE and metal heavyweights Return To Rome.

Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds will see the stage headlined by hotly-tipped, freshly signed Liverpool band Clean Cut Kid whose whip-smart pop is surely destined for the festival’s bigger stages! Also appearing on the stage that day are Leeds genre-spanners Clay, NME-tipped rock ’n’ rollers Demob Happy, Glasgow art-pop quintet White, indie-rock songwriter John Joseph Brill, folk punk band Ducking Punches, the psychedelic garage of Crosa Rosa as well as Reading rockers Area 52.

Closing the weekend at Reading on the Sunday and headlining the first night on Friday at Leeds will be the massively up and coming, high energy band Childcare. Their playful debut EP Flush has garnered a huge amount of attention and with good reason; they are not to be missed. Joining them are moody London alt-rockers The Big Moon, Telford newcomers Hyena, 60s beat influenced group Hidden Charms, DIY surf-rock songwriter Willie J Healey, blues-rock duo Kit Trigg, Leeds electronic pop artist Skinner and brooding dream-pop band R51.

The stage also plays host to Irish grunge-pop band Otherkin, the infectious pop of Vitamin, experimental duo Malpas and Paul Weller championed Brighton five piece White Room alongside Centre Stage Competition winners The Mallrats as well as Futuresound Competition runners up Treason Kings, Samuel S. Parkes, Happy Daggers, Where Fires Are and NARCS.

An eclectic lineup with plenty for everyone I’m sure you’ll agree. With the hottest UK’s upcoming talent on display, the BBC Introducing Stage is definitely worth a look!


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