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BBC Introducing at Reading + Leeds 2015

Rachel Holmberg

Editor of BBC Music Introducing

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Reading and Leeds Festivals take place simultaneously over the August bank holiday weekend and this year will see Mumford & Sons, Alt J and Metallica take the prestigious headline slots on the Main Stage.

For BBC Introducing, this will be our eighth year of hosting our stage. Historically, our Reading and Leeds line-up has been one of the strongest of all our stages throughout the festival season with acts such as Slaves, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Jack Garratt making their BBC Introducing debuts here.

Looking at the Reading and Leeds line up for 2015, you can recognise some familiar faces on nearly every stage - making Reading and Leeds Festival really feel like home for us… From BBC Introducing favourites Prides, Jack Garratt, Pretty Vicious, Sundara Karma, Saint Raymond and Blossoms to name a few, taking to the Festival Republic stage this year; to Catfish and the Bottlemen, Everything Everything and Slaves all now appearing on the NME / BBC Radio 1 stage. And last but by no means least the boys from Brighton - Royal Blood now on the Main Stage.  

The artists on this year’s Reading and Leeds line-up sent their music to us via the BBC Introducing Uploader and have been supported by their local BBC Introducing show. A panel of respected producers and presenters from across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music have helped build the very exciting selection of acts that you will see below. The line-up includes Reading locals The Amazons and Area 52 as well as Leeds locals Clay. Our headliners this year will be the multi-instrumentalist Georgia, the four piece from Liverpool Clean Cut Kid and London based CHILDCARE.

So, here it is! The full line-up for the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 (in alphabetical order):

Area 52



Clean Cut Kid

Crosa Rosa

Demob Happy

Ducking Punches


Hidden Charms


John Joseph Brill

Kit Trigg


Martin Luke Brown

Moon Tourists


Return To Rome


The Amazons

The Big Moon

The Jacques

Viola Beach


Willie J Healey

Highlights from the BBC Introducing stage will be available online following the event weekend. For more information head to To see highlights from last year’s BBC Introducing stage at Reading Festival, including Jack Garratt and Rae Morris, click here.

To be in with a chance of playing one our BBC Introducing stages, remember to Upload your tracks to get your music heard. BBC Introducing offer fantastic opportunities for emerging talent from slots at some of the UK's most prestigious music festivals, to sessions at the legendary Maida Vale studios to local and national airplay across BBC Radio.

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On the playlist: Georgia - Nothing Solutions