Other acts on the 2018 bill include Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, Sum 41, Papa Roach, Courteeners, The Wombats, Pale Waves and Diplo.
UK rap and grime artists have a strong showing in this year’s line-up, with J Hus, Skepta, Yungen, Ms Banks, AJ Tracey, Wretch 32, Fredo and Mist all booked to perform. Sigrid and Dua Lipa are among the pop acts set to play this year’s festival.
Fall Out Boy last performed at the festival in 2016, while Kings Of Leon played AEG Presents’ British Summertime Festival last year. Kendrick Lamar, currently on a UK arena tour, played Reading and Leeds in 2015.
Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn commented: “Reading and Leeds prides itself on being a music-first festival and this year’s line-up already proves that. Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy are bands that have grown with the festival and its fans and we couldn’t be more pleased to invite them back to headline. Adding Panic! at the Disco and Kendrick Lamar, probably the most sought-after act in the world right now, we think Reading and Leeds Festivals 2018 are off to an amazing start – with even more to come, so watch this space.”
Tickets are on sale now.