Reading Festival – More Names Added to The Jack Rocks Stage

Let’s face it: even more than most other popular UK fests, Reading Festival is where people head to check out the biggest names that modern music has to offer. Of course, part of the pleasure of attending such a huge and legendary event is discovering some of the newest acts as they head to stages for some of their first big festival experiences. Cool for them; very cool for us.

For new talent sourced straight from our own British Isles, it’s always the Jack Rocks stage that you stroll over to. The roster was already packed with an impressive myriad of new names, but a whole bunch of extra acts were announced at the last minute to turn excitement up to a fever pitch, and reviews suggest that effort didn’t go unappreciated.

Curious to learn more? Just check out the acts that managed to turn it up on this year’s fantastic Reading Jack Rocks stage:

  • Baby Strange
  • Trampoline
  • The Shimmer Band
  • Broken Witt Rebels
  • The Sundowners
  • The Spitfires
  • White Room
  • The blinders
  • Bang Bang Romeo
  • The Wholls
  • Asylums
  • Avalanche party
  • The cosmics
  • Paves
  • Liberty Ship
  • Blackwaters
  • Strange Bones
  • Palm Honey
  • Vida
  • Sisteray
  • Tijuana Bibles
  • Sheafs
  • Emily Capell
  • Mint
  • The Assist
  • Shambolics
  • The Americas
  • False Heads
  • The Strawberries
  • The Jackobins
  • The Luka State
  • Himalayas
  • Breed
  • Naropa
  • No Hot Ashes
  • The Surrenders
  • Surge
  • Plastic People
  • Of Empires
  • Heavy Suns
  • Rosko
  • Skin
  • Sons
  • Rainbow Maniac

It was one of the most promising new act line-ups on the already impressive UK fest scene. And those bands aren’t all. Resident Jack Rocks DJs will include DJ Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma), Superfood, and This Feeling.

Whether you’re already sad about the end of Reading Festival 2017 or loudly lamenting the fact that you didn’t get to attend at all, this list of up-and-comers is likely to add salt to the wound. We’re sorry about that, but keep in mind that the intense popularity of new acts during this year’s event is only going to encourage the same sort of display next year. Reading Festival 2018 already can’t come around fast enough, but now you have a whole new reason to keep yourself ready for next year’s ticket release. Make it the first entry on your 2018 calendar.

UK Music Festival Guide 2017: Where to Get Tickets to Reading and Leeds, Lovebox and More.

The UK summer festival scene is hardly wanting when it comes to options. Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight 2017 may be no more than muddy memories, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty more on the music menu, and you might still have a chance to snag tickets for the most popular events if you get your skates on, stay vigilant, and enjoy just a little bit of luck. Here’s a quick roundup of the festivals to come and how you might secure yourself a ticket or two.

Reading and Leeds

The iconic double-act of Reading and Leeds is back yet again to present a searing array of alternative music from the indie, punk, and metal scenes, plus a list of top name draws that includes Bastille, Major Lazer, and Tory Lanez. Headlining acts include Muse, Eminem, and Kasabian. Both are set to run from August 26th to 28th, and you might be able to score a few tickets through either Ticketmaster or viagogo.


Taking place in the beating heart of the capital, this is one of the most affordable festivals in the UK. But don’t think that means missing out on top talent or great times – Lovebox 2017 is set to offer both from July 15th to 16th. You can still pick a few tickets up from Ticketmaster or viagogo if you want to see headliners like Frank Ocean, Solange, Jamie XX, and Chase & Status.

Field Day

Another increasingly popular London-based festival, Field Day will be celebrating its 11th year on June 3rd, so time to get moving if you want tickets. Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus and many more will be there. Again, Ticketmaster or viagogo are your go-to options to take in this cool Victoria Park fest.

V Festival

V-fest is where you go to find the biggest names in pop, and 2017 is not going to disappoint. With Jay- Z, Pink, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Stormzy, and Craig David just a few of the names confirmed for this year’s event, it’s one you’ll want to consider, especially since the August 20th and 21st dates will give you time to pick up a few tickets from Ticketmaster or viagogo. More than worth a shot for one of the most iconic festivals in the United Kingdom.