The Reading and Leeds festivals are longstanding staples of the UK’s festival calendar. Taking place across the August bank holiday weekend, the festivals have played host to some of the biggest names in music over the years.

This year, Eminem shares headline duties with British rock heavyweights Kasabian and Muse, while a whole host of household names appear further down the bill.

The acts we’re most excited to see at Reading and Leeds though, are to be found playing on the impeccably curated (as always) BBC Introducing stage. Showcasing unsigned and up and coming talent, the stage is scheduled to host 27 different acts over the festivals 3 day run. Whilst we encourage readers to watch as many of these as is humanly possible, we’ve highlighted our top 3 must-see acts.

Scott Quinn

Scott Quinn is a singer/songwriter hailing from the historic Yorkshire town of Harrogate. Specialising in soul-baring, intelligent lyricism, his unique blend of electronic-pop has already earned comparisons to the likes of James Blake and got him played on Radio 1


IDER are Lily Somerville and Megan Markwick, two singers and producers from north London who together create beautiful, brooding synth-pop. Their debut EP, Gut Me Like An Animal, gained the duo a lot of attention from influential tastemakers and helped them sell out a number of shows in their hometown.

Mosa Wild

Hailing from Ashford, Kent, Mosa Wild are purveyors of some of the finest indie-rock we’ve heard in years. Propelled by lead singer, Jim Rubaduka’s distinctive and powerful vocals, the foursome are tipped for big things and have just finished supporting folk-star, Maggie Rogers, on her European tour.