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 ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...