BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds 2012

See the best unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar talent at the festival

Celebrating its fifth year at the festival, the stage has previously seen debut performances from Pulled Apart By Horses (who will make their Main Stage debut this year), Two Door Cinema Club (NME/Radio 1 Stage second headliner 2012) and Don Broco, who move onto the Festival Republic Stage this year after their amazing performance in 2011 on the BBC Introducing Stage.

The bands that play are chosen through a combination of the BBC's countrywide Introducing shows, Leeds promoters Futuresound, festival promoters Festival Republic and Martin House's Centre Stage competition.

Here's the list of bands in alphabetical order. The full running order split by day can be seen at the foot of our line-up page.

Attention Thieves


Bearfoot Beware

Black Moth

Crooked Tongues

Cut Ribbons

Danica Hunter

Deaf Club

Dear Prudence

Dingus Khan

Empror & Duppy Beatz

Escape To New York


The Establishment

Family of the Year

Fish Tank


Hawk Eyes


Ifan Dafydd

Lady Lykez



Max Raptor

Mikill Pane

Park Bench Society


Rachel Sermanni



Sarah Williams White


Tall Ships

Vengeance and the Panther Queen

Wet Nuns

We Walk On Ice

We Were Frontiers

Plus more to be announced...