Russell Howard and Bill Bailey for Leeds Festival 2016

Bill Bailey.
Bill Bailey.

Leeds Festival 2016 has unveiled the arena-sized comedians, global stars and popular club nights joining the Alternative Stage for the August Bank Holiday weekend extravaganza.

Leading the comedy line up is Russell Howard who has enjoyed massive success with Russell Howard’s Good News, establishing him as one of the UK’s most successful comedians and a rising international star.
Bill Bailey will be returning to Reading and Leeds after his incredible performance in 2014. Known for the massive musical knowledge that saw him become a panel show staple on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, as well as starring in Channel 4’s sitcom Black Books, Bailey will be delighting the Reading and Leeds audiences as his famous Limboland world tour makes a stop at both festival sites in August.
Joining them over the Bank Holiday weekend is an extensive array of well-known comedic figures including Radio 4 stalwart and one of Britain’s finest comedians Marcus Brigstocke. Katherine Ryan will be entertaining audiences with her razor sharp critique of pop culture alongside Well Good prankster Lee Nelson, the flamboyant flow of Russell Kane and Impractical Jokers’ very own Joel Dommett.
Reading and Leeds 2016 also boasts the biggest music names with five headliners over three days - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Biffy Clyro, Disclosure and Fall Out Boy.
Other acts on the line-up include Jack Ü, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, Boy Better Know, Chvrches, Imagine Dragons, The Vaccines, HAIM, Nas and Good Charlotte.

Russell Howard.

Russell Howard.