Leeds Festival announces the first names for 2018

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Pretty much every UK festival have announced their line-ups, and Leeds Festival fans have been waiting with baited breath for the last few months, but FINALLY we now know who’ll be heading to Bramham Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Kings Of Leon - Leeds Festival 2018

And unfortunately it’s not as thrilling as we’d have hoped. With no Glastonbury or V Festival happening this year, we were looking at some pretty massive names for Leeds Festival 2018. We’ve had Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and KENDRICK LAMAR pegged as headliners for some time now – one out of three ain’t so bad.

It seems like those fake posters were aiming a little high with the headliners and it’s surprising to see acts like FALL OUT BOY, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, KINGS OF LEON up there in the bigger font. Panic! as headliners? Really?

It’ll be great to see Kings Of Leon again – their headlining show in 2000 was excellent – and to have Kendrick Lamar back on the Main Stage will be sweet.

Still, the festival is never about the headliners for us – we’re much happier wandering between the NME/Radio 1 tent and the Festival Republic tent – and there are some pretty decent acts announced today.

DUA LIPA, SIGRID and PALE WAVES will be ones to watch, and we loved THE MAGIC GANG last year, so there’s them. For rock fans, we’ve got nu-metal stalwarts PAPA ROACH, pop punkers SUM 41, hardcore lot BEARTOOTH and goth-punks CREEPER.

Gotta love WOLF ALICE back at leeds Festival – a Main Stage debut for them? Here’s hoping. And we almost skipped past alt-rock icons BELLY – taking it back to the 90s!

Dance, hip-hop and grime are nicely represented on the line-up this year with SKEPTA, POST MALONE, J HUS, SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD,the awesome BROCKHAMPTON, DJ HANNAH WANTS and WRETCH 32.

There are plenty more acts yet to be announced, so keep your peepers peeled as the line-up gets bigger and better.

As a latecomer to the summer festival announcement party, their efforts have fallen a little short this year. Will they sell plenty of tickets from this announcement? Time will tell. What do you think?

Tickets are on sale now – £205 (plus booking fee) for a weekend ticket. Day tickets will be released soon. Get yours from leedsfestival.com.

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