Reading Festival 2019 headliners: Foo Fighters, Post Malone and The 1975 to perform

Reading Festival will make its annual return in the summer of 2019, and the first wave of acts has just been announced - including some exciting headliners.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 11:15 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 1:12 pm
Post Malone is set to be one of the headliners at Reading & Leeds Festival 2019
Post Malone is set to be one of the headliners at Reading & Leeds Festival 2019

This festival proves popular each year with music-lovers of varying ages, with fans of the festival travelling from all over the UK, and even further afield, to attend the Richfield Avenue event.

Who are the headliners for Reading & Leeds 2019?

Both Reading and Leeds Festivals take place at the same time, with performers alternating over the two venues throughout the weekend.

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Post Malone is set to be one of the headliners at Reading & Leeds Festival 2019

Next year’s festival will take place between 23 and 25 August 2019, at the two traditional venues of Richfield Avenue (Reading) and Bramham Park (Leeds).

On BBC Radio 1 this morning (21 Nov), Greg James revealed that the four headliners for Reading & Leeds 2019 will be The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters.

The 1975 will headline Reading on the Friday (23 Aug) and Leeds on the Saturday (24 Aug), while Foo Fighters will close Reading on Sunday (25 Aug) after performing at Leeds on the Friday.

Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots will co-headline at Reading on Saturday and in Leeds on the Sunday.

Sundara Karma will also perform at next year's Reading Festival

This will be the first time that The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots will all top the bill at Reading & Leeds. Foo Fighters will headline the festival for the fourth time, after performing the top slots in 2002, 2005 and 2012.

Other acts announced

Alongside the four headliners, a number of other acts set to perform at Reading Festival have also been announced today.

Bastille, Pale Waves and The Distillers will be taking to the stage at Richfield Avenue, joined by other acts including:

The Amazons

Billie Eilish


Bowling For Soup



Denis Sulta

G Flip Hayley Kiyoko

Juice WRLD



Stefflon Don

Sundara Karma


How can I buy tickets?

All tickets go on sale on Friday 23 November at 9am. This includes weekend camping tickets, Friday/Saturday/Sunday day tickets, early entry passes, campervan passes and white and green car park passes.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Reading Festival website.