Benn buoyant over new co-headliners

Reading & Leeds festivals organiser Melvin Benn has backed Foals and Disclosure as “natural headliners” for the Festival Republic events.

A Music Week report last year revealed just five acts (Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Calvin Harris, Avicii and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds) who had released a debut album since 2006 had gone on to headline one of the UK’s five mainstream music festivals: Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury, V Festival, T In The Park and the Isle ...

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