Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy to headline Reading and Leeds

Kendrick Lamar receiving the Grammy for the Best Rap Album with DAMN in January 2018

A first wave of performers has been announced for this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals, with Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco all set to headline.

The Reading and Leeds festivals are held on the same weekend and feature an identical lineup, with just the days switched up. This year, they'll both host their annual festival August 24-26.

So far, four headliners have been revealed in an announcement that includes 50 acts over multiple stages. Fall Out Boy is set to headline on Friday in Reading and the following day in Leeds; other performers on that day's lineup include Post Malone and Wolf Alice, among many more.

Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will take the Saturday headlining spot in Reading and Sunday in Leeds, joined by other acts including Panic! at the Disco, Dua Lipa (in a UK festival exclusive this summer), Sum 41, Papa Roach and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

On Sunday in Reading and Friday in Leeds Kings of Leon will take the top-billed slot, with other acts set to perform including Courteeners, Skepta, Diplo and Hinds.

While many more artists have yet to be announced, tickets are already available; find festival and ticketing details at and