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Saturday and Sunday tickets for Reading & Leeds Festival sell out in an hour

The festival returns for the 2022 August Bank Holiday Weekend

By Charlotte Krol

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys; Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon in a composite image
Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys; Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon. (Picture: Wikimedia commons/raph_ph)

Day tickets to see Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon perform at Reading & Leeds Festival sold out in just over an hour this morning (December 10).

Arctic Monkeys are headlining the Reading’s Main Stage East on Saturday, August 27 and Leeds’ Main Stage East on Sunday, August 28. Bring Me The Horizon will close the Main Stage West on those same days and locations, with stage times to be confirmed.

Festival organisers confirmed earlier that day tickets have now sold out. “All other ticket types are still available,” they wrote on social media.

Arctic Monkeys’ appearance at the festival, which will be their third headline set there to date, will mark their first UK live shows since 2018. Recently, the band announced a run of Europe festival headline slots, which are hoped to coincide with the release of their teased seventh studio album.

Bring Me The Horizon‘s shows at Reading & Leeds, however, will mark their debut headline performances at the festival.

Frontman Oli Sykes said in a statement: “To be headlining Reading & Leeds was never even a dream of mine as it’s something I could never imagine happening. I just never saw our band as a festival headline act.”

“But now it’s happening I promise you we are going to put on the best show of our lives for you lot.”

The dual event will return on the August Bank Holiday Weekend (26-28) next year with six headliners in total across the freshly introduced two main stages.

Arctic Monkeys’ headline set will follow support performances from Fontaines D.C. and Wolf Alice (Saturday in Reading, Sunday in Leeds).

Dave will top the bill on Friday in Reading and Saturday in Leeds while Rage Against The Machine are scheduled for Sunday in Reading and Friday in Leeds.

Taking the top spots on the Main Stage West, meanwhile, will be the aforementioned BMTH as well as Megan Thee Stallion and Halsey

Elsewhere on the line-up are Run The JewelsBastille, Polo GLittle Simz, Pale WavesEnter ShikariMåneskin, Denzel Curry and The Lathums.

Organisers have promised that “many more” acts are to be announced for Reading & Leeds 2022 over the coming months.