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5 upcoming acts that you NEED to catch at Reading and Leeds Festival 2017!

Once again, a storm of exciting and upcoming artists are taking to the stage at Reading and Leeds. This year BBC Introducing, Festival Republic and even the main stage are providing some wonders from 2017’s new found talents. If you’re attending Reading or Leeds, here’s a list of people you should not miss!

Pale Waves
Pale Waves have made 2017 their year. After signing to Dirty Hit and with the release of only one song, ‘There’s A Honey’, Pale Waves have had an extraordinary response and have gained a huge fan base. Following their recent tour with The 1975, the band have left fans itching for more music. This band will be on the main stage before long so don’t miss them on the intimate experience of which is the BBC introducing stage.

Pale Waves


After an appearance on the Leeds Festival main-stage last year, the boys are back to take on Leeds and Reading. Numbers such as ‘Youth of the Young Age’ and ‘Some People’ will no doubt get the crowd going and Judas will offer an unforgettable performance. Without question, there are big things to come for this band and they are definitely not one to miss.



Cassia, a 3 piece from Macclesfield who describe themselves as Calypso Afro-Rock, are also taking to the BBC Intro stage. With their popular tunes such as ‘100 times Over’ capturing the eyes of the BBC Introducing team, Cassia are definitely pulling in their fair share of attention. Their set is expected to be full of catchy guitar riffs and melodies which will no doubt be stuck in your head for the duration of the festival!



Will Joseph Cook
After the recent release of his debut album ‘Sweet Dreamer’, the Festival Republic stage welcomes Will Joseph Cook. Originating from Tunbridge Wells, Will Joseph Cook has had an exciting 2017… to say the least. Between the successful release of his album and a scheduled October tour, WJC is blessing the fields of Reading and Leeds with tunes that couldn’t be better fitted to get you in that festival mood. 


The Golden Age of TV
Leeds locals, The Golden Age of TV, are an upcoming band who are destined for big things. With the recent release of their single, ‘Dust’, 2017 has seen this band grow into something spectacular. It’s a delight to see this act on the bill especially for all those that want to see more women on festival line ups. Make sure to catch them at Reading and Leeds on the BBC Introducing stage.

The Golden Age of TV


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