Each year Transgressive's Alternative Stage line-up is hotly anticipated with past live and DJ performances including Disclosure, Metronomy, AlunaGeorge, Everything Everything, SBTRKT and Warpaint.
This year Transgressive's Alternative Stage Takeover will feature Fuck Buttons, London Grammar, Foals, Pulled Apart By Horses, Jon Hopkins and more! For their eighth year at Reading & Leeds Festivals they will be taking over the Alternative Stage from 8.30pm until late, with a uniquely curated stage featuring a myriad exclusive live performances, DJ sets, unique visuals and surprise star turns. The twist this year is that the Friday night in Reading will be a silent stage - requiring each audience member to enjoy the sonic delights of the live performers and DJs via headphones handed out upon entry.
Joining the live bill this year is a set from Oxford noise duo Fuck Buttons (Reading / Friday, Saturday / Leeds), hugely acclaimed electronic heroes Jon Hopkins (Leeds / Saturday) and James Holden (Leeds / Sunday), plus the hotly tipped likes of Snakehips (Leeds / Sunday) Blaenavon (Leeds / Sunday), Thumpers (Leeds / Saturday) and Karma Kid (Reading / Friday).
On the decks meanwhile will be Foals (Leeds / Sunday) following their major main stage appearance the same night, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Three presenter Jen Long (Reading / Friday only) and Pulled Apart by Horses (Leeds / Saturday only), performing a first - a DJ set comprised exclusively of gangsta rap anthems. The DJ line-up is completed by a rotating cast of regulars from the Transgressive, Rockfeedback and Bless families, who DJ at both Reading & Leeds.