Reading Festival has announced the launch of a brand-new stage for this years Reading and Leeds Festival. 

The Chevron, an immense 40,000 capacity open-air venue, will feature mammoth staging and the world’s first floating video canopy made up of hundreds of thousands of programmable LED lights, turning the sky above into a dazzling, reactive display.

The bespoke structure, exclusive to Reading and Leeds promises an immersive atmosphere and incredible programming, raising the bar for dance music and hip-hop fans and artists alike.

Positioned in the main arena of both festival sites, The Chevron is a step forward and also signals the return of the singular iconic main stage.

Already boasting iconic headliners The Prodigy, house king Sonny Fodera and superstar producer Skrillex, other huge names set to appear include Nia Archives, Barry Can’t Swim, Denzel Curry, Bou, Kenya Grace, Digga D and more to be announced.

The stage's construction represents a feat of engineering, as the LEDs will appear to be hovering in the air.

The canopy will bathe the audience dynamic light and the mesh is 90% transparent, so fans can dance under the open sky into the early hours.

Featuring the biggest acts, bespoke creative visuals, cutting-edge tech and a world-class sound system, the Chevron is a must-visit festival experience you can’t have anywhere else.

It will also be the new home of the world’s biggest silent disco, which last year was headlined by SIGMA in a live simulcast set across both sites.

Fans can secure their first tier tickets and headsets now for £10 plus refundable £20 deposit.

Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Benn: “The Chevron is more than just a physical stage; it's a testament to Reading and Leeds’ continued commitment to innovation and industry leadership.

"We demonstrated this previously, with the introduction and success of dual main stages in 2021. This year I saw the opportunity to do something new and truly special, reflecting the audience's evolving tastes and cutting edge production the show is known for.

"This elevates our electronic and hip-hop music offerings, while still delivering six main-stage headliners and a strong representation across other genres. I can’t wait for everyone to experience The Chevron this summer.”

Reading and Leeds will take place 21 to the 25 August at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, and is headlined by Fred again.., Lana Del Rey, Blink 182, Liam Gallagher, Gerry Cinnamon, and many more.