Nas, Kano and Little Simz added to Reading and Leeds Festival line-up


Nas, Kano and Little Simz are among dozens of new acts added to the line-up for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Acts already announced for the festivals, which take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, include A$AP Rocky, Boy Better Know, Jack Garratt, Fetty Wap, Krept & Konan, Section Boyz and Yungen.


It will be hip-hop legend Nas's only UK festival appearance this year when he takes to the BBC Radio 1/NME stage, while grime kingpin Kano will be headlining the BBC 1Xtra stage this year.

Other new additions to the BBC 1Xtra stage include Yung Lean and Hoodie Allen, who has worked with Drake, Kanye West and Future.

Little Simz, recently named in Forbes' "30 Under 30´´, will also take to the BBC 1Xtra Stage stage, while the unmistakable rise of grime is also celebrated with Fekky, Geko and Bugzy Malone.

Little Simz

Also appearing with BBC 1Xtra are Logic, K.Flay, Franko Fraize presented by Radio 1´s Clara Amfo.

Frank Turner will be appearing at Reading and Leeds for the 10th consecutive year - this time by opening the main stage.

He said: "I'm very happy to be making my tenth annual return to Reading and Leeds Festival this summer. That's the record, by miles, and I'm proud of it. They've always been supportive of my career, loyal to me, and I'm more than happy to repay that in kind. It's the best festival in the UK."

The festival will be headlined by Biffy Clyro and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with Fall Out Boy and Foals co-headlining.