THE first wave of acts for Reading and Leeds 2022 have been announced.

Arctic Monkeys, Megan Thee Stallion and Dave are among the headliners of the event, which will return to Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds.

Taking place over 26th – 28th August, the festival will once again make use of two main stages – with six headliners revealed today.  Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Halsey, Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Rage Against The Machine are all set to headliner.

Other big names include Joy Crookes, Bastille, Wolf Alice, Little Simz and PinkPantheress, Enter Shikari, Fontaines D.C. and more.

The festival will mark the eagerly anticipated UK live return of Arctic Monkeys. The band have been slowly announcing European tour dates and world festival shows over the past few weeks, and this will be the third time they headline Reading & Leeds – with their highly anticipated follow-up to 2018 album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino‘ tipped to be coming next year.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic said: “With so many amazing acts set to play, Reading & Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer: defining the sounds of modern ground breaking music. I cannot wait!”

Reading & Leeds Festival 2022 will take place from August 26-28. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday December 10 and will be available here for Reading Festival and here for Leeds Festival.

Check out the line-up announcement below.