Dozens more acts join line-up for this year’s Leeds Festival

Joe Newman of alt-J.
Joe Newman of alt-J.
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Dozens of new acts have been added to the bill for this summer’s Leeds Festival.

Indie rockers alt-J, who first got together at the University of Leeds, head the list of performers announced today.

The band’s Gus Unger-Hamilton said they were “really over the moon” to be appearing at Leeds and its sister festival in Reading.

He added: “It’ll be our third time playing and we always have the best time.”

Joining alt-J on the festival’s Main Stage will be the likes of Palma Violets, Drenge, The Gaslight Anthem, Modestep and Babymetal.

Additions to the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage include Parquet Courts, Echosmith, Twin Atlantic, Spector and Nothing But Thieves.

Saint Raymond, Prides, Bear’s Den, Vaults and Joywave are among the names newly confirmed for the Festival Republic Stage.

The music festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Bramham Park, near Wetherby.

Acts previously announced include The Libertines, Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Royal Blood, Bastille and Wolf Alice.

For ticket details and other information about the event, visit the www.leedsfestival.com website.