CONFIRMED: Eminem Will Headline Reading & Leeds Festival 2017


Reading & Leeds festival have announced Eminem as the third and final headliner for 2017, as well as adding the likes of Haim, Migos, Giggs, You Me At Six, Blossoms and loads more also added to the line-up. This will be Eminem’s third time headlining the festival, having topped the bill previously in 2001 and most recently in 2013.


“Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner – joining Kasabian and Muse – we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up – it’s looking stronger than ever.”  said R&L boss Melvin Benn.


Taking place on August 25 – 27 at Bramham Park, Leeds and Richfield Avenue, Reading, the weekend extravaganza will also feature top of the bill appearances from Muse and Kasbabian.


Earlier this year the festivals were criticized by music fans after just one female performer was included in the initial line-up alongside 57 men.
American band Against The Current, fronted by Chrissy Costanza, have now been joined by another 16 acts that feature at least one woman, including the all-female Haim and singer-songwriter Ray BLK.


However the festival is still dominated by men, with 80 of the remaining 97 performers being male solo artists or all-male bands.


See the full, new line-up below: