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Kendrick Lamar is headlining Reading Festival

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Lisa Wright
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Reading Festival may have been slowly moving away from its traditional rock roots for a few years now, but the most exciting act in this morning’s 2018 lineup announcement was still one man: Kendrick Lamar, who’ll be headlining the Main Stage on Saturday.

The only rapper to play top billing at the event in the past decade has been Eminem. Twice.

Kendrick is in the middle of a massive sellout UK tour and his announcement feels like definite progress for an event that’s often criticised for being stuck in the same repeated headliner cycles.

Still a rock purist? Don’t worry, Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy have been announced as the other headliners, alongside a genuinely diverse support bill including Wolf Alice, Sigrid, rising stars Brockhampton and J Hus. 

Who said you couldn’t teach an old dog new tricks?

And here’s the full lineup so far

Kendrick Lamar
Kings of Leon
Fall Out Boy
Panic! at the Disco
$uicideboy$
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
AJ Tracey
Annie Mac
Beartooth
Belly
Bicep Live
Brockhampton
The Courteeners
Creeper
Diplo
Dream Wife
Dua Lipa
Fredo
Ghetts
Hannah Wants
Hinds
Hollywood Undead
Hudson Taylor
IAMDDB
J Hus
Kojo Funds
Lil Pump
Mist
Mr Eazi
Ms Banks
My Nu Leng
Nadia Rose
Netsky b2b Jauz b2b Slushii
Nothing, Nowhere
Nothing But Thieves
Pale Waves
Papa Roach
Playboi Carti
Post Malone
Riton & Kah-Lo
Sigrid
Skepta
Ski Mask The Slump God
Sum 41
The Blaze
The Magician
The Magic Gang
The Wombats
Tom Grennan
Underøath
Waterparks
Wolf Alice
Wretch 32
Yungen

Keep up to date with all the hot festival news at Time Out London Music. 

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