TWO new acts have been added to the Festival Republic Stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival.
Little Roy cut his first single in 1965 and grew up in Kingston surrounded by many of Jamaican music’s biggest hitters – Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Bunny Wailer & Peter Tosh.
He takes his newest project to the festival this year, the album ‘Battle For Seattle’ seeing him record 10 Nirvana songs in a reggae style.
Already a hit on YouTube, Little Roy will make an exclusive festival appearance debuting this special set.
With the legendary live documentary of the band filmed at Reading 92 being shown on The Alternative Stage, the weekend will be something of a tribute to Nirvana 20 years after the release of Nevermind.
Also joining the bill are Young Legionnaire, who describe themselves as “fused by a love of detuned guitars, maths formulas and brutal volume”. We’re not quite sure what that means, but it shoud be fund finding out.
Leeds and Reading Festivals are sold out and feature the likes of My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Pukp, Muse, Beady Eye and let’s not forget Sunderland’s own Frankie and the Heartstrings.