Double shock headliners for Leeds Festival 2016

Foals, headlining the 2016 Leeds Festival.

Foals, headlining the 2016 Leeds Festival.

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Reading & Leeds Festivals have unveiled joint headliners for this year’s festival - Foals and Disclosure.

In a Reading & Leeds first, these two bastions of modern British music will be making the step up to the largest festival stages of their careers, bringing together two defining acts of a generation at the festival which runs from August 26-28.

Returning after their festival-stopping surprise set last year, 2016 will see Foals in their debut headline performance at Reading & Leeds.

Unafraid of genre limitations, their endless creativity and ferocious live shows have seen the Oxford five-piece rise through the ranks, positioning themselves as one of the most unmissable live acts in the world.

Joining Foals as co-headliners of Reading & Leeds 2016 is the dance phenomenon Disclosure, in their very first major UK festival headlining set.

Their chart topping dance anthems sound-tracked the worldwide explosion of UK dance. Their 2014 performance saw crowds overflowing the NME/Radio 1 Stage, so their return to headline in 2016 is one not to be missed.

Other acts just added to this year's bill include Two Door Cinema Club, in a UK festival exclusive performance, Imagine Dragons and Crystal Castles.

Organiser Melvin Benn said: “I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement. A co-headline with two of the most promising British acts out there; Foals secret set last year was a highlight for me, coupled with the phenomenal Disclosure. We’re very proud to be able to give these acts the recognition they deserve.”