It’s official. Reading + Leeds Festival 2016 is over. You’ve caught up on your sleep, the dirt and glitter has FINALLY washed away and you’ve watched your blurry, distorted videos a thousand times over to just squeeze that last little bit of juice out of an oh-so-perfectly-ripe peach of a weekend. So what now? Sitting at your desk, telling everybody how Biffy Clyro put on one of the best shows you’ve seen and that Arcane Roots are still criminally underrated despite their considerably high position on the bill. Truth is, people are sick of hearing about it. Everyone, that is, except for you. So it’s time to evolve that conversation.
Now that we are a full week removed from rock music’s greatest weekend on the calendar, it’s only right that the wild speculation begins. A frenzy of theories and wishlists about the lineup for next year. It’s only 51 weekends away! Tickets have been on sale for a full week. Won’t somebody think of the lineup?!
The good news is we have you covered, because we are in the exact same position. Leave your comments and wishlists below and let us know who you want to see, but here are Mosh’s top picks for Reading + Leeds 2017.
Headliner #1 – Green Day
Unless you have been living under a rock these past few months, you will have seen that Green Day are back with their new album Revolution Radio in October, so what better way to continue to tour the album than a headline slot at Reading and Leeds?
They last appeared in 2013, so they are long overdue a return, especially seeing as fellow 2013 headliners Biffy Clyro finished proceedings this year. Their new single ‘Bang Bang‘ is vintage Green Day and harks back to their sounds of old, a la Dookie, which is sure to win over far more fans than their past couple of offerings.
There is no denying that it would be amazing to have Billie Joe, Mike and Tré blast out the classics like ‘Basket Case‘ and ‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)‘ to invoke a mass singalong, and with the new offering on its way and already receiving positive feedback from fans, we reckon there’s a good chance we will be seeing them there.