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Spiritbox, Gallows and more drop off Reading & Leeds line-up; festival announces replacement acts

Dinosaur Pile-Up, Loathe, Holding Absence and more have joined the Reading & Leeds 2021 line-up, replacing the likes of Gallows and Spiritbox.

Spiritbox, Gallows and more drop off Reading & Leeds line-up; festival announces replacement acts
Words:
Emily Carter

Following in the footsteps of planned headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Gallows, Spiritbox, cleopatrick, 070Shake and Surfaces have all confirmed they are no longer able to play this month's Reading & Leeds "due to various restrictions and logistics".

But it's not all bad news! They're being replaced by some ace artists, with Dinosaur Pile-Up, Loathe and Holding Absence just three of the new names added to the bill. "We are so excited to be playing Reading & Leeds this year, sharing the stage with our good friends Creeper and Loathe!" enthuse HA.

On top of that, comedians Katherine Ryan, Joel Dommett and Simon Amstell have been announced as headliners for the alternative stage.

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Reading & Leeds 2021 will be headlined by Stormzy, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Post Malone, Disclosure, Liam Gallagher and the newly-added Biffy Clyro, who announced last month, "We are delighted and honoured to be headlining Reading & Leeds for a third time. We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year… It’s gonna fuck!!”

Check out the updated line-up below:

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