Describing what fans can expect, Sea Girls told NME: “Cannot state how important it is to us playing the main stage at Reading and Leeds festival.
“No other rock n’ roll moment like it. Leeds festival is the place we first saw our heroes play, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon. It’s where we got our GCSE results and realised that being in a band together was the only path for us. It is where we formed Sea Girls. We can’t fucking wait.”
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) April 23, 2021
A selection of artists including Charli XCX, 100 Gecs, DaBaby & Doja Cat have also confirmed that they will no longer perform at this year’s events due to circumstances out of the artists’ control.
While Post Malone & QOTSA will fly in for the performance, Reading & Leeds boss Melvin Benn previously told NME about his confidence of acts from the US and overseas being able to play the festival this summer amidst concerns around coronavirus restrictions.
“I can’t comment on other festivals, but the international acts that are playing Reading & Leeds are telling me that if it’s safe to come then they’re coming, Benn said.
“By safe, we mean safe for the punters. That’s all I know. They’re being very explicit at this point in time. I’m very much looking forward to them fulfilling that.
“The reality is that we’re going to have a great line-up and a great festival come what may.”