Biffy Clyro to replace Queens Of The Stone Age at Reading & Leeds 2021
Ahead of next month’s Reading & Leeds, the festivals have announced over 30 new artists and DJs for the August line-up.
Queens Of The Stone Age have sadly had to drop out due to “restrictions and logistics”, but have been replaced by the always-worthy headliners Biffy Clyro. “We are delighted and honoured to be headlining Reading & Leeds for a third time,” the band say. “We cannot wait to get out there and play for you all again after such a tough year… It’s gonna fuck!!”
As well as QOTSA, other cancelled appearances include Madison Beer, Denzel Curry, Sofi Tukker, Super Whatevr, Wallows, Oliver Tree, Tate McRae, MizorMac and Nation Of Language.
Just as some artists are no longer able to make it, though, many more have been added to the bill – and including Biffy those are (in alphabetical order): Bakar, Blanco, Chaya, Che Lingo, Dana Dentata, French The Kid, Gender Roles, Holly Humberstone, Inhaler, Jazmin Bean, Kam-Bu, Punkband, Russ Millions and Trillary Banks.
And confirmed for the BBC Music Introducing Stage are: Alfie Indra, Berwyn, Bonnie Kemplay, Bull, Calva Louise, Claudia Valentina, Downtown Kayoto, FFSYTHO!?, Finn Askew, Graft, Josie Man, Lady Ice, Lauran Hibberd, Low Girl, Low Hummer, LVRA, Master Peace, Meg Ward, STONE, Tayo Sound, The Rills and Yard Act.
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