FESTIVAL NEWS: Reading & Leeds Festival Adds More Acts To 2022 Line-Up

Over 40 more acts have been confirmed for the 2022 edition of Reading & Leeds Festival

Ashnikko, Barns Courtney, Cassyette, DE’WAYNE, HO99O9, Panic Shack, Phem and Uninvited are just a handful of those who have been announced. 

Check out the full line-up below! 

Alongside the line-up announcement, Reading & Leeds’ organisers Festival Republic have announced that they are to fund a new research project within Music Declares Emergency. The project aims to drive grid connections to UK festivals and begin the transition of the UK outdoor live sector to grid power. Such a transition will ultimately reduce carbon emissions for the sector in relation to temporary power generation. Under the No Music On A Dead Planet banner, this grant marks a key moment in the transformation of the UK outdoor live music portfolio, and reinforces the commitment of Festival Republic to playing a leading role in creating a greener and more sustainable future for live music in the UK and beyond. 

“This project will be a game changer for outdoor live events,” says Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn. “Generating our own temporary power is the highest contributor of on-site Greenhouse Gas emissions at a festival, and by plugging into the grid we will reduce this significantly. By doing this, and sharing our knowledge with others, festival goers can have an amazing time at festivals safe in the knowledge that we are doing everything we can as event organisers to create events that have positive rather than negative impacts.” 

“Festival Republic and Melvin personally have been at the forefront of action on climate and environmental issues within the music industry for years,” adds Music Declares Emergency co-founder Lewis Jamieson. “In partnering with MDE to make renewable event power a reality, they are not just continuing FR’s transition towards a greener future but offering the entire live sector an invaluable pathway that will benefit the whole live music community. We are delighted to be working with Festival Republic on such a visible example of the difference positive music businesses can make in relation to the climate crisis.”
Youth Climate Justice Coalition, made up of Climate LiveFridays for FutureTeach the Future and XR Youth, will also bring their campaign bus to Reading & Leeds Festival. There will be speeches and workshops held at the bus, and the Youth Climate Justice Coalition will also be performing on the Alternative Stage, as well as other continued sustainability initiatives. For more information, please visit the Reading & Leeds Festival website HERE.

Reading & Leeds Festival takes place at Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park between 26th-28th August. Tickets are on sale HERE.  

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