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Reading and Leeds Festivals line-ups

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events both happen on the bank holiday weekend in August (on Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and share the same bill (occasionally with one or two exceptions). The festival dates back to 1961 (then known as The National Jazz and Blues Festival) and settled in Reading in 1971. In 1999 a second leg was added at Leeds.

The following is a list of acts that have played at the festival.

2015

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/Lock Up

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Xtra Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

Tyler the Creator had originally been booked to play on the NME Stage, but was forced to cancel these shows after being refused entry into the United Kingdom. Modern Baseball had planned to play the Lock Up Stage, but withdrew the week before the festival due to the lead singer's decision to focus on tackling his depression.

2014

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Pit/Lock Up

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1Xtra Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

2013

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Lock Up/Rock Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

  • The latest announcements to the 2013 Reading and Leeds festival were made on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 on Radio 1[1][2]
  • Reading and Leeds 2013 presale tickets went on sale on 30 August 2012. Weekend tickets were made available on 30 November 2012 at a price of £202.50 (plus an £8 booking fee). Day tickets cost £90.00 (plus a £7 booking fee).
  • Early entry tickets for the Reading site sold out on 17 June 2013. On 5 July 2013, Saturday day tickets for the Reading site sold out. On 12 July 2013, Friday day tickets for the Reading site sold out. On 23 July 2013, weekend tickets for the Reading site sold out. On 13 August 2013, Sunday tickets sold out, meaning at the Reading site, the full weekend was sold out. On 17 August 2013, Friday tickets for the Leeds site sold out.
  • On 27 June 2013, Brand New who were due to play on the Main Stage announced that they were cancelling their August European dates including their performances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They were replaced by EarlWolf.
  • Iggy Azalea cancelled in order to attend the MTV Video Music Awards.[3]
  • Due to illness, DIIV were forced to cancel Reading and Leeds performances.[4]
  • Due to heavy traffic, Pegboard Nerds were unable to attend their Leeds Festival performance.

2012

The initial line-up announcements for the festivals were made on March 12, 2012 - with the tickets made available for purchase shortly afterwards.[5]

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Lock Up/Dance Stage

Lock-Up Dance Stage Lock-Up
Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

2011

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds 2011 festivals was announced on 21 March 2011, and tickets were made available thereafter.[7][8]

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Lock-Up Stage/Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £192.50 before booking fees. Pulp headlined over The Strokes at the Leeds Festival. Mouthwash pulled out due to the split up of the band, they were replaced by Fighting Fiction. The Twilight Singers pulled out and were replaced by Young Legionnaire. OFWGKTA pulled out of the Leeds Festival due to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, but still performed at the Reading Festival. Jane's Addiction were due to headline the NME/Radio 1 Stage but cancelled both their appearances at the last minute - after arriving at the Reading site - due to frontman Perry Farrell falling ill. Rise Against played a secret acoustic set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading after their mainstage slot.

2010

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds 2010 festivals was announced on 29 March 2010, and tickets were made available thereafter.[9][10]

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Lock-Up Stage/Dance Arena

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Notes

2009

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Radio 1/NME Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Lock Up Stage/Dance Arena

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday Leeds Saturday

The Alternative Stage

Comedy: Doug Stanhope, Tim Minchin, Brendon Burns, Jack Whitehall, Junior Simpson, Sarah Millican, Tom Stade, Hugh Lennon, MC Matt Read, MC Martin Bigpig, Steve Gribbin, Kevin Bridges, Holly Walsh, Stephen Grant, Markus Birdman, Stuckey & Murray, Jessica Delfino, Dan Nightingale, Gary Delaney, Mark Olver, Daniel Townes, MC Dave Twentyman, Joey Page, Doc Brown, Jamie Kilstein, Joe Bor, Tomb.

Spoken Word: Aidan Moffat, The PeteBox, Kate Tempest, Mik Artistik, John Berkavitch

Debate: ID Instigate Debate

Late Night Entertainment: Smash N' Grab, Swap-A-Rama, Transgressive Records

Film: Le Donk screening plus Q&A session with Mark Herbert and special guests from the film, 3D Night Of The Living Dead, This Is Spinal Tap, Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Dance To The Radio Stage

Leeds Thursday

Notes

  • The festival ran from Friday 28 August 2009 - Sunday 30 August 2009. Weekend tickets cost £175. Day tickets cost £70.
  • Alexisonfire and The Bronx (band) played two sets at both Reading and Leeds - one on the Main Stage and one later in the day on the Lock Up stage.
  • A Day to Remember cancelled their appearance on the Festival Republic stage.
  • A schedule gap on the Radio1/NME stage on the Friday at Leeds and Saturday at Reading was filled by a surprise appearance by Them Crooked Vultures.[11]

2008

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds 2008 festivals was announced on 31 March 2008, and tickets were made available thereafter.[12][13]

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1/NME Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Festival Republic Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Dance Arena

Reading Sunday
Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Lock-Up Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday

Alternative Stage

Notes

  • The festival ran from Friday 22 - Sunday 24 August 2008. Weekend tickets cost £155. Day tickets cost £65.
  • Set Your Goals pulled out of the festival. Alkaline Trio pulled mainland festival appearances but still appeared at Reading/Leeds.
  • The Pigeon Detectives appeared on the Dance To The Radio Stage (an alias for the BBC Introducing Stage in reference to their label) on Thursday 21st at the Leeds Site.[14]
  • Slipknot pulled out of the festival after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle. Feeder were their replacement as far as the slot was concerned, as almost every act below them were moved up a slot, with Bring Me the Horizon being booked instead, although not taking their slot and being at the bottom of the schedule.[15]
  • Avenged Sevenfold performed a shortened set at Leeds and pulled out of the Reading leg due to illness. Due to the short notice, they were not replaced and the schedule was re-arranged. This meant Mindless Self Indulgence playing before Feeder, although this not an official 4th and are still retroactively listed as the second band to play.

2007

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Dance Arena

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Radio 1 Lock-Up Stage

Reading Friday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Friday

The Carling Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

Kaiser Chiefs played a secret slot on the Carling Stage at the Leeds leg of the event under the pseudonym of 'Hooks for Hands'. Peeping Tom were due to perform on the dance stage, but pulled out. +44 also dropped out.

A weekend ticket cost £145 (plus a maximum of £7 booking fee).

2006

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Dance Arena

Reading Sunday
Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Lock-Up Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday

Carling Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Nokia Tent

Reading Saturday
  • Modern Clichés

Notes

Shortly after the first line-up announcement, Feeder and Yeah Yeah Yeahs switched days, meaning that Yeah Yeah Yeahs would play Reading on Friday and Leeds on Saturday, and that Feeder would play Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday. Audioslave pulled out of their slot due to the band being busy recording new material, The Shins pulled out for undisclosed reasons, and From First to Last pulled out due to the then lead singer (Sonny Moore) needing throat surgery, Paramore had to pull out because their singer (Hayley Williams) had throat problems and were replaced by Sonic Boom Six lower in the bill. Story of the Year and Bleeding Through also pulled out for undisclosed reasons. Flogging Molly played twice at both festivals, once in the punk tent and once on the main stage. Tickets were £135 for a weekend ticket and £60 for a day ticket.

2005

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Dance Arena

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

See Radio 1 Lock-Up Stage

Radio 1 Lock-Up Stage

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

2005 saw My Chemical Romance play both Reading and Leeds on the same day, in an alteration from the original schedule, due to the MTV Video Music Awards. The Transplants were originally booked to play the festivals but pulled out in mid-August due to illness. Jimmy Eat World also pulled out due to other commitments. Other drop outs include Willy Mason, Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy (also due to the VMAs). A weekend ticket cost £125, a day ticket £60.

2004

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Dance Arena

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

See Concrete Jungle Stage

Concrete Jungle Stage

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

On the Radio 1 Stage, the Super Furry Animals headlined on the Leeds Saturday, with Graham Coxon second. This order was reversed when the bands played the Reading Friday. New Found Glory pulled out a few weeks before the festival. A weekend ticket cost £105, a day ticket £45.

2003

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Smirnoff Dance Arena

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The Concrete Jungle Stage

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played as a replacement for The White Stripes, who pulled out after Jack White was in a car crash with his then-girlfriend, Renée Zellweger. Although they played second on the Main Stage, it was billed as with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, reflecting their smaller status. Jay-Z also pulled out, with The Darkness moving further up the bill to replace him. The Libertines were without Pete Doherty, who was at that time estranged from the band; he also missed their 2004 appearance. Other drop outs included Courtney Love, Lostprophets and Godsmack. A weekend ticket cost £95, a day ticket £40.

2002

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Evening Session Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Third Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday
The Boutique Stage Concrete Jungle Stage Dance Stage

Carling stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

Guns N' Roses played only in Leeds as they had a prior touring commitment in London on the day of the Reading event. In Reading they were replaced by Raging Speedhorn who appeared much lower on the bill. A weekend ticket cost £90, a day ticket was £39. Reel Big Fish pulled out of Leeds for undisclosed reasons. Antipop Consortium cancelled their Dance Stage appearance after they disbanded earlier that month. Feeder were invited by Melvin Benn to headline the main stage on the first day at Reading and the second day at Leeds. They later turned this down, as they did not want to play such a high profile slot so soon after the death of their drummer Jon Lee in January of that year. As a result, Feeder would instead headline the Radio 1 Evening Session Stage.

2001

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Radio 1 Evening Session Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

The End Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

See Concrete Jungle Stage

The Concrete Jungle Stage

Reading Saturday
Leeds Sunday

Carling stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Friday

Notes

This was the year that the Concrete Jungle Stage made its debut. Weekend tickets cost £80, day tickets £35. The Strokes were moved from the Radio One stage to the Main Stage.

Radio 1 Evening Session Stage

2000

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Radio 1 Evening Session Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Carling Premier Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday Leeds Sunday Leeds Saturday

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £80, day tickets £35.

Rage Against the Machine played their last UK gig at Reading before their break-up. They played their last gig three weeks later.

Originally booked play on the mainstage Eminem had to pull out a few weeks prior due to legal reasons in America.

Elastica pulled out of their Leeds appearance.

1999

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Monday

Radio 1 Evening Session Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Monday

Carling Premier Stage

Liberty 37

(unknown position)

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday Leeds Monday

Also Included: Big Leaves, Black Box Recorder, Cha Cha Cohen, Chicks, Cube, Cyclefly, Dark Star, Dawn Of The Replicants, Experimental Pop Band, The Jellys, Jims Super Stereo World, Liberty 37, Linoleum, Llama Farmers, Medal, Mercedes, The Motorhomes, Muse, Peeps Into Fairyland, Quasi, Rico, The Rocking Horses, Rosita, Seafood, Silt, Sonia Fariq, Stroke, Venni, The Webb Brothers, Witness

Dance Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday
Leeds Saturday Leeds Sunday

Vans Warped Stage

Reading Sunday
Leeds Monday

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £80, day tickets £30.

Lit filled in their spot.

1998

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Dr. Martens Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Carlsberg Export Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
Vans Warped Stage Full Evolve Stage Big Beat Boutique

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £75, day tickets £30. Curve were originally due to play the Melody Maker stage on the Sunday but were replaced by Theaudience at short notice.

1997

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Dr. Martens Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Vans Warped Stage

Reading Friday

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £70, day tickets £30.

1996

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

NME Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Dr. Martens Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
solar race

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £60

Despite being billed as headliners on the Friday night, Rage Against the Machine played their set before The Prodigy

1995

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Carlsberg Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Comedy Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1994

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Comedy Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Soundgarden were due to play but cancelled when Chris Cornell was diagnosed with polyps on his vocal cords.

1993

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Comedy Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
  • Frank Sidebottom
  • John Thompson
  • Simon Day
  • Mark Maler
  • Ian Cognito
  • John Mann
  • Logan Murray
  • John Maloney
  • Jenny LeCoat
  • Sean Med

1992

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Melody Maker Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Comedy Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday
  • Frank Sidebottom

etc.

  • The Doug Anthony Allstars

etc.

  • Frank Skinner

etc.

1991

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Mean Fiddler Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

etc.

etc.

etc.

Comedy Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

etc.

etc.

etc.

1990

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Mean Fiddler Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £35.00.

1989

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Mean Fiddler Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Weekend tickets cost £32.50.

1988

Main Stage

Reading Friday[16] Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1987

Main Stage

Reading Friday[17] Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1986

Main Stage

Reading Friday[18] Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1985

No festival held this year

1984

No festival held this year

1983

Main Stage

Reading Friday[19] Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1982

Main Stage

Reading Friday[20] Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1981

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Thompson Twins, Midnight Oil, Outlaws, The Marshall Tucker Band and Alex Harvey Band were originally scheduled to play but cancelled. Stan Webb's Chicken Shack pulled out due to illness and were replaced at short notice by Atomic Rooster.

1980

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Angel City withdrew and were replaced by Grand Prix, Q-Tips also pulled out, being replaced by White Spirit. Gary Moore's G-Force were also originally scheduled to play but cancelled. Headboys (replaced by Quartz) and Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz (replaced by Slade) were also cancellations, while The Pencils pulled out at the last minute when all of their equipment was stolen the night before.

1979

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Thin Lizzy were originally scheduled to headline the Saturday but cancelled. After the Fire and The Ramones were also originally scheduled to play but cancelled.

1978

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1977

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

Frankie Miller, Widowmaker, Racing Cars, Blue, Tiger, and Hand Reef all made appearances, but their place on the lineup is unclear.

1976

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1975

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1974

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1973

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1972

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

1971

Main Stage

Reading Friday Reading Saturday Reading Sunday

Notes

In 1971 the Festival moved to its permanent home at Little John's Farm on the south bank of the River Thames in Reading, a venue it has remained at ever since (with the exception of two years in the 1980s when the Festival was banned by the Conservative Party controlled Reading Borough Council).

1970

Main Stage

Plumpton Thursday Plumpton Friday Plumpton Saturday Plumpton Sunday

Village Stage

Village Stage Saturday Village Stage Sunday

Notes

The 1970 Festival was a four-day event for the only time in its history, with a South of England Local Talent session in the main arena on the Thursday evening. A 'Village' stage was added on Saturday and Sunday running from later afternoon to mid-evening.

1969

Main Stage

Plumpton Friday 8th August Plumpton Saturday 9th August Afternoon Plumpton Saturday 9th August Evening Plumpton Sunday 10th August Afternoon Plumpton Sunday 10th August Evening

1968

Main Stage

Sunbury Friday 10th August Sunbury Saturday 11th August Sunbury Sunday 12th August

1967

Main Stage

Windsor Friday 11th August Windsor Saturday 12th August Windsor Sunday 13th August

Marquee Stage

Windsor Saturday Windsor Sunday

Notes

The Pink Floyd pulled out on Saturday evening due to singer/guitarist Syd Barrett's health problems and were replaced by The Nice. The Nice also acted as backing band for P P Arnold.

A second "Marquee" stage was added on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Four bands played sets each night, three of which also appeared on the main stage on the same day.

1966

Main Stage

Windsor Friday 29th July Windsor Saturday 30th July Windsor Sunday 31st July

Notes

The Festival moved to the larger Windsor Racecourse venue in 1966 after five years at Richmond Athletic Ground.

Cream were billed as 'Eric Clapton - Jack Bruce - Ginger Baker' as the band were still unnamed when promotional posters & advertising were printed.

1965

Main Stage

Richmond Friday 6th August Richmond Saturday 7th August Richmond Sunday 8th August

1964

Main Stage

Richmond Friday 7th August Richmond Saturday 8th August Richmond Sunday 9th August

Notes

The Festival expanded to three days with the addition of a rhythm & blues themed Friday evening session. The Sunday afternoon session featured the fourteen best jazz bands from a National Amateur Jazz Contest chosen from regional contests held nationwide.

1963

Main Stage

Richmond Saturday 10 August Richmond Sunday 11 August

Notes

The third NJF Festival saw the first non-Jazz acts appear, notably the Rolling Stones and Long John Baldry on the Sunday afternoon.

The Sunday afternoon session featured the final heats of the National Amateur Jazz Contest featuring twelve jazz bands chosen from semi-finals held across Britain.

1962

Main Stage

Richmond Saturday 28 July Richmond Sunday 29 July

1961

Main Stage

Richmond Saturday Richmond Sunday

Notes

The above 1961 acts are listed in alphabetical order not running order.

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External links

  • Reading & Leeds coverage at BBC Online
  • Flickr Historical Line Up Posters
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