By Tom McGlynn
Reading and Leeds Festivals have blossomed in recent years, catering for all genres for people from all walks of life. Amongst the headliners this year are indie legends Kasabian, rap veteran Eminem and Muse - a band famed for their spectacular live performances. Accompanying them are countless acts from every genre you could imagine - here are our highlights for this year!
Reading's Friday & Leeds' Saturday - BBC Radio 1 Extra Stage
Danny Brown isn't your traditional rapper. Attracting a rather niche audience of underground rap and indie fans alike, the 36-year-old Detroit rapper has just collaborated with Gorillaz on their brand new record and is set to tear up the BBC Radio 1 Extra Stage this year. Famed for his vulgar lyrics and stage presence, he's not to miss if you're a fan of all things weird.
Listen to: Grown Up, 25 Bucks
For fans of; Death Grips, Busdriver
Reading's Friday & Leeds' Saturday - NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage
At the very polar opposite end of the musical spectrum to Danny Brown, we have Oh Wonder appearing at this year's festivals. The UK electronic indie duo have made massive names for themselves with singles Livewire and Without You in the past, and are about to drop their second full length, Ultralife. This promises to be one of the most relaxed performances of the weekend.
Listen to: Ultralife, Shark
For fans of: Purity Ring, Bon Iver
Reading's Saturday & Leeds' Sunday - BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
With an album release just around the corner and a stellar back catalogue, LANY have established themselves across both America and the UK in a surprisingly small amount of time. Similar in style to Oh Wonder, LANY are another band you won't want to miss if you're a fan of relaxed, electronic indie.
Listen to: Like You Lots, Pink Skies
For fans of: Grizfolk, BORNS
Reading's Saturday & Leeds' Sunday - Festival Republic Stage
Another R&L artist that favour the weirder side of things, Grouplove are going to bring the psychedelic, hippy, indie-type vibes to this year's festival. Pretty specific then. Grouplove are one of the best live bands in modern indie, having just released their latest full length Big Mess to incredible critical acclaim.
Listen to: Hippy Hill, Ways to Go
For fans of: MOD SUN, Matt & Kim
Reading's Sunday & Leeds' Friday - Festival Republic Stage
Set to headline the Festival Republic Stage are The Hunna, a Hertfordshire 4-piece indie outfit famous for their critically acclaimed live performances. If you're looking for the perfect way to see out your weekend at Reading - look no further than The Hunna on the Sunday night.
Listen to: You and Me, Bonfire
For fans of: Sundara Karma, Blossoms
Reading's Sunday & Leeds' Friday - The Lock Up Stage
It's difficult to label Big Jesus with a specific genre, but it's easy to tell you how original they sound. Mixing alternative instrumental themes with soft vocals added to grunge influences and you've got one of the best bands playing at the Reading and Leeds weekend this year. Not to be missed.
Listen to: Lock and Key, Oneirica
For fans of: Milk Teeth, Muncie Girls
Reading and Leeds Festivals still have tickets available and you can check out the full line up here on their official site.