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Introducing celebrates Reading + Leeds in 2020

29-30th August

BBC Music Introducing will be celebrating artists who have performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading + Leeds Festival over the years.

There will be special editions of BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens (Sunday, 11–1am) and The BBC Introducing Mixtape on BBC 6 Music (Sunday, 1–2am), which will be hosted by Linda Serck from Introducing in Berkshire. These will take a look back at standout performances from the Introducing Stage, as well as featuring interviews with some of the artists who have played the festival.

Local Introducing shows across BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Sheffield will come together in a four-way simulcast (Saturday, 8–10pm) to celebrate Introducing acts from across the North of England who have performed at the festival, while BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire will recognise Introducing artists from Reading and the surrounding areas (Saturday, 8–9pm). Across the weekend, all 36 of BBC Music Introducing’s local radio shows will play out past live performances at the festival by Introducing artists from their own local areas.

A selection of performances from the BBC Music Introducing Stage at Reading Festival in years gone by are available to relive, including The Big Moon, Georgia and Olivia Nelson.

It wouldn't be Reading without a line-up poster! Here's our virtual line up of archive performances from there over the years