ONES TO WATCH: Reading & Leeds Festival 2019


With the return of Leeds and Reading Festival this August Bank Holiday Weekend and featuring the festivals biggest lineup yet, we will be taking a closer look giving you our recommendations for this years ones to watch. Alongside the big name headlining acts this year including The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters and Post Malone are some great bands and artists you may not have on your watch list. Check out our favourites below.

#1 BAND: Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
First up on our ones to watch list for this years festival is Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers. Performing at Reading & Leeds for the first time and following the huge success of the track ‘Peach Scone’ which went viral last year, the band have secured themselves a headlining slot over on the Festival Republic stage. There is something about this bands live performances that you can’t help but love, the guys put their all into each set they perform and it shows. With a new album in the pipeline for release, we will undoubtably hear some new tracks at this years festival for the first time. Check out the bands live video for ‘Sex In The City’ below.
LISTEN: Sex In The City (Live)

#2 BAND: Night Riots
After disappearing for a few months and deleting all posts across their social media, Night Riots have announced a mini comeback at Reading & Leeds Festival. These performances are certainly not to be missed being the bands first time back in the UK since last year. These guys know how to put on a show and lead Travis Hawley is the perfect frontman. Be sure to check them out performing on the Festival Republic Stage over the bank holiday weekend.
LISTEN: Oh My Heart

#3 BAND: Stand Atlantic
Next up we have a band perfect for any pop punk fans, Australian band Stand Atlantic . Following the release on their most recent album ‘Skinny Dipping’ last year the band have had a busy few months of international touring which will carry on throughout the summer at various festivals including Reading & Leeds. This band have everything you want in a live performance too, strong lead vocals from Bonnie Fraser with great guitars and drums which will undoubtably make for a great festival performance.
LISTEN: Skinny Dipping

#4 BAND: The Story So Far
Following the release of their most recent album ‘Proper Dose’ which debuted early this year The Story So Far will be jetting back to the UK to take on this years Reading & Leeds Festival. This band are definitely one to watch if you’re a fan of pop punk / rock music with incredible live performances. If you are looking to see a group that have a great on stage energy then look no further. With incredible live shows and crowds that put as much into the performance as the band themselves do The Story So Far sure know how to connect with an audience. If you’re a fan of mosh pits and crowd surfing this is a set not to be missed.
LISTEN: Proper Dose

#5 BAND: The Maine
Following the huge recent success of their recent album release ‘You Are Ok’ next up on our ones to watch list is The Maine. If you haven’t seen this band live before you are really missing out, the 5 piece band from Phoenix, Arizona really have it all. With killer drums, strong guitar and bass lines mixed in with catchy vocals from frontman John O’Callaghan, The Maine really have something for everyone. Be sure to check them out for their Reading & Leeds debut at The Pit / Lockup Stage this year to hear a host of songs from the new album live.
LISTEN: Numb Without You

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Follow –
Reading & Leeds Festival //@OfficialRandL
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers // @_HoboJohnson
Night Riots // @nightriots
Stand Atlantic // @standatlantic
The Story So Far // @thestorysofarca
The Maine // @themaine

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