Studying & Leeds Competition announce six enormous headliners for 2023 as the twin foremost stage format returns, which means extra huge names and no clashes. Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, Foals, The Killers, Think about Dragons and Lewis Capaldi shall be joined by probably the most thrilling expertise in rock, indie, different, hip-hop and dance together with Becky Hill, Bicep Stay, Moist Leg, Central Cee, Declan McKenna, Don Broco, Steve Lacy, MK, Inhaler, Slowthai, Tion Wayne, Trippie Redd and plenty of extra, with additional acts but to be introduced. The three-day competition will happen on 25-27 August 2023, returning to Studying’s well-known Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park. Current Barclaycard and Three prospects presale begins 09:00AM Friday 09 December. Basic sale tickets and instalment plans accessible from 09:00AM on Monday 12 December from www.readingfestival.com/tickets and www.leedsfestival.com/tickets.
20-year-old Billie Eilish stays some of the treasured singer-songwriters of her technology, persevering with to shatter the ceiling of music along with her genre-defying sound because the launch of her debut single ‘ocean eyes’, breakout No.1 album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ and newest album ‘Happier Than Ever’, launched final summer season to world essential acclaim and topping the charts in nineteen international locations worldwide. With a number of accolades together with seven Grammy awards, three BRIT Awards, a world tour that included Glastonbury and Coachella headline slots and 6 nights on the O2 Area, Billie Eilish can also be the youngest artist to jot down and report an official James Bond theme track, ‘No Time To Die’, which received an Academy Award this 12 months. She is now set to turn out to be the youngest-ever solo artist to headline Studying & Leeds as one other early-career triumph. Having drawn one of many greatest crowds the competition has ever seen at her look in 2019, Billiemania is able to transcend to new heights as she owns the stage at Studying & Leeds in 2023.
If Sam Fender’s debut album, 2019’s ‘Hypersonic Missiles’, launched a wise, street-wise British songwriter with a penchant for euphoric, hard-hitting guitar anthems, it was 2021’s peerless Seventeen Going Underneath that despatched the Geordie artist stratospheric. Following his first look on the Studying & Leeds foremost stage in 2021, promoting out Finsbury Park in 2022 and subsequently promoting over 110,000 tickets for 2 hometown stadium reveals in Newcastle subsequent 12 months, headlining Studying & Leeds is ready to turn out to be one other thrilling chapter of Sam’s coming-of-age story. Now, bearing a trove of well-deserved awards to his identify (together with BRITs, NMEs, Ivor Novellos, and a primary Mercury Prize nomination), Sam Fender has nearly inadvertently turn out to be one in all Britain’s most celebrated and profitable musicians of a technology.
Sam Fender says, “I first went to Leeds Competition with Dean after we had been youngsters. We had a wild time, a ceremony of passage. Ten years later and we’re headlining. I’m so excited, it’s going to be intergalactic! See you down the entrance.”
Foals are one in all Britain’s greatest and most beloved bands, and Studying & Leeds are proud to welcome the Oxfordshire natives again as headliners for the primary time since 2016. The chart-topping, BRIT Award winners current album ‘Life Is Yours’ was purpose-written for a euphoric competition summer season with joyous, dance-influenced tracks and a jubilant message. Their long-standing classics My Quantity, Mountain At My Gates and In Levels really feel timelessly at dwelling on the radio waves and in the course of the band’s electrifying dwell reveals, and can undoubtedly delight Studying & Leeds followers when returning to the primary stage.
Yannis Philippakis, Foals says: “We’re so hyped to be again at Studying & Leeds. We’ll always remember the push of headlining Leeds within the absolute pouring rain in 2016, a present that was one in all our most intense ever, or again in 2008 at Studying feeling possessed, climbing the rigging and launching myself headfirst into the gang.
We’ve all the time had an incredible and feral time taking part in right here, one of many best festivals on the earth. It’s so particular to be given a headline slot and we’re gonna rock it. Oh, and we would throw in a shock or two.
See you within the pit.”
The Killers are a band that want little introduction, and Studying & Leeds is thrilled to be welcoming them again as headliners. Final seen dazzling the UK with a bought out stadium tour, the Las Vegas group return to Studying & Leeds following their acclaimed LP, ‘Stress Machine’, and the current single, boy. From their earliest hits and thru their record-breaking seven consecutive No 1 albums, the band spans true trendy classics corresponding to Mr Brightside, Someone Advised Me and All These Issues That I’ve Achieved, through When You Have been Younger and Dustland Fairytale, Human, Runaways, to newer favourites like The Man, Warning, Run For Cowl and My Personal Soul’s Warning. Their catalogue of anthems speaks for itself, and with a brand new studio album within the works, followers at Studying & Leeds will see a band on the peak of their powers. The Killers’ grand return to Studying & Leeds 2023 will little doubt be met with a heroes’ welcome.
Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers says: “Now we have been listening to about Studying & Leeds since ever we are able to keep in mind. Every time we return is a much bigger mountain to climb. 2023 serves as no exception. See you on the prime.”
Think about Dragons have been tirelessly filling stadiums, crafting cloud-rattling anthems, and breaking information at each alternative. Fronted by the effortlessly gifted Dan Reynolds, the diamond-certified GRAMMY Award successful Las Vegas quartet occupy rarified air as one of many greatest bands on the earth, now set to headline Studying & Leeds for the primary time ever. Counting tens of thousands and thousands of album gross sales and over 110 billion complete streams, they stand out as the one band in historical past to earn 4 RIAA Diamond singles and a large number of multi-platinum singles in Radioactive, Believer, Demons and Thunder. With the discharge of their first double-album opus Mercury – Acts 1 & 2 they’ve collaborated with everybody from Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa to Avicii and movie composer Hans Zimmer.
Think about Dragons are extremely enthusiastic about headlining, saying : “You always remember your first time taking part in a legendary competition like Studying & Leeds – there’s an vitality like nowhere else on the planet. It’s an honour to come back again and headline in spite of everything these years, and we plan to make it one thing all of us keep in mind.”
Double BRIT Award winner and GRAMMY nominated Lewis Capaldi makes his Studying & Leeds headline debut as one of many UK’s greatest music success tales. High-selling album ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’ broke the report for probably the most consecutive weeks within the chart for any solo artist, and nonetheless holds the report for the most-streamed week one debut. It’s been a current whirlwind return for the Scot, rocketing straight to the highest of the UK singles chart in September with comeback single Overlook Me – his third UK primary. Identified for his legendary performances and straight-talking on-stage humour, his look at Studying & Leeds is certain to tip him right into a world of superstardom, bolstered by his unmatched songwriting capabilities and skyscraping ambition.
Lewis Capaldi remembers his final time on the websites saying: “I’m so, so excited to be one of many headliners for Studying & Leeds Competition. Unreal that final time I performed was to a wee crowd in 2018. Can’t wait to see you all subsequent 12 months.”
Alongside the thrilling headline acts, Studying and Leeds are happy to announce some additional unbelievable additions to the 2023 line-up. BRIT Award-winning dance pop pioneer Becky Hill, the introspective hip-hop stylings of Loyle Carner, indie breakout Moist Leg, critically-acclaimed singer / songwriter Declan McKena, blazing UK rap expertise Central Cee and UK Dance titans Bicep Stay, are set to play the final word financial institution vacation weekender, alongside one in all dance music’s first superstars MK, Australian boundary blurring different R&B rock heavyweights Chase Atlantic, and North London born rap royalty Tion Wayne.
The festivals may also welcome Slowthai’s unapologetic caustic appeal along with his hybrid of grime and punk, GRAMMY nominated Californian psychedelic pop singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Steve Lacy, euphoric queer indie pop idols MUNA, Swedish sonically unorthodox emo rap pioneer Yung Lean, a key figurehead in drum’n’bass evolution Andy C, Irish indie infused Inhaler,the viral hitmaker producers LF System, Mercury nominated producer and vocalist Georgia, angst-charged creatively fluid emo rapper Trippie Redd, and anthemic rock from Nothing However Thieves. Veteran jungle and drum’n’bass DJ Shy FX, the viral’Baddest Of Them All’ DJ, producer and singer, Eliza Rose, raucous Scot rockers The Snuts, the playful Gen Z anti-pop of Child Queen, roaring rock anthems from UK 5 piece You Me At Six, current number one album boasting Bedford 4 piece Don Broco, the heartache laden gothic pop of Nessa Barrett, Lil Tjay’s addictively melodic hip-hop, Mancunian rap newcomer Meekz, shoegaze tinged indie pop beatmakers Lovejoy, and Studying raised up-and-coming rap star SONGER additionally be a part of subsequent 12 months’s line-up, with extra but to be introduced.