Everything you need to know about the music at Leeds Festival 2022

A roundup of all the stages and big names performing at Leeds Fest 2022.

The festival returns to Bramham Park in Leeds on August Bank Holiday weekend and here’s everything you need to know.

One of the UK’s biggest festivals is back this month and is promised to be bigger and better than ever.

The event is expected to see around 100,000 people attend on the August bank holiday weekend from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28 2022.

Returning after a heartbreaking Covid-enforced hiatus, this year there will be two main stages, instead of the usual one, to stop any clashing of the anticipated headline acts.

In total there will be 7 stages at the festival this year as well as 6 headline acts performing, rather than the usual three.

The lineup includes Yorkshire favourites, Arctic Monkeys. The indie icons have been slowly announcing their European tour dates over the past few weeks and have even rumoured that their new album will be released in the new year. This will be the third time that the band have headlined Reading and Leeds Festival.

The Arctic Monkeys performing on stage at a music festival.
Image: Arctic Monkeys

The Sheffield-based band will close the festival on Sunday 28 August, but there are plenty of big names to listen to throughout the festival.

Although the set times are yet to be announced, here’s a rundown of who’s performing on each stage throughout the weekend.

Keep your eye out on the official Leeds Fest website for the set times.

Thursday August 25

Festival Republic Stage

Cassia, The Royston Club, Lime Garden, Tom A. Smith


TS7 (live), DJ Semtex, Rem Burgz X Tayo Iku, Tailor Jae, Chloe Sage


Mi -El, Noah Tucker

The main stage at Leeds Fest.
Image: Official Reading and Leeds Festival.

Friday August 26

Main Stage East

The 1975, Run the Jewels, Maneskin, Pale Waves, Denzel Curry, Willow, Mallrat

Main Stage West

Halsey, Bastille, DMA’s, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Bru-C, The K’s

BBC Radio One Dance Stage

Hybrid Minds, Bou , Kanine, TS7 (Live), The Stickmen Project, Ashnikko, 100 GECS, Gayle, Dylan, Sad Night Dynamite

Festival Republic stage

Beabadoobee, Role Model, Stone, Chloe Moriondo, The Blinders, Crawlers, Barns Courtney, The Native, Daisy Brain, Abby Roberts, Brooke Combe, CVC

BBC Radio 1 Xtra Stage,

Arrdee, Danny Brown, A 1 X J 1, LD, Comfy , M’way, V.I.C, Mugun, Wes Nelson, Joe Unknown

LS23 Dance Arena (after hours events)

Hybrid Minds, Koven, Delta Heavy, Alcemist

Anachronica (after hours events)

Main Phase, One Man

A big crowd at Leeds Fest.
Image: Official Reading and Leeds Festival

Saturday August 27

Main Stage East

Dave, Polo G, Little Simz, Circa Waves, Griff, Black Honey, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

Main Stage West

Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, All Time Low, Joy Crookes, Wallows, BBN0$

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Gorgon City, Biscits, Jaguar, Meg Ward, Nia Archives, Pinkpantheress, Bakar, Everyone You Know, Piri & Tommy, Joey Valence & Brae

The Pit

Fever 333, As it is, Cleopatrick, Glaive, Caspr, Phem, Tigercub, Kid Kapichi, Witch Fever, The Scratch, Beauty School Dropout

BBC Radio 1Xtra Sage

Pa Salieu, Potter Payper, Knucks, Morrison, Fumez the Engineer, Hazey,Sir Spyro,Kasst X Ajfrmthe8

LS23 (After hours event)

Punctual, Meg Ward, Ben Malone

Anachronica (after hours event)

Gracielou, Mixtress, Jossy Mitsu

Sunday August 28

Main Stage East

Artic Monkeys, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C, Jack Harlow, The Lathiums, Dayglow, The Sherlocks

Main Stage West

Bring Me the Horizon, D Block- Europe, Enter Shikari, Poppy , De’Wayne

BBC Radio One Dance Stage

Wilkinson, Sigma, A.M.C Ft Phantom, Pbskur, Tommy Farrow, Luude, Ama, Madison Beer, Tai Verdes, Gus Dapperton, Police Car Collective

The Pit

H09909, Carolesdaughter, Cassyette, Sueco, Kids Brunswick, Taipei Houston, The Skinner Brothers, Static Dress,Thumper

BBC Radio Xtra Stage

Krept & Konan, Unknown T, Jpegmafia, French the Kid, Country Dons, DJ Target, Snow, Ojerime, Crystal Millz, Jbee

LS23 (after hours event)

Sigma, Luude, Ama, Millie Cotton, Michael Walls

Anachronica (after hours event)

Stretchy Dance Supply

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Feature image: Official Reading and Leeds Festival

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