Transgressive Takeover at Reading and Leeds!

28 Jun 2018

We're coming back to takeover the Alternative stage at Reading and Leeds 2018!

Returning to conquer after-hours on the Alternative Stage at Reading & Leeds for its twelfth year in a row, independent music collective Transgressive Records will present another huge line-up to ensure the party continues long after the headliners finish.

Taking over Reading on Friday, and Leeds on Saturday/Sunday night, the stage runs from 9.30pm until late, offering a host of unmissable, exclusive performances from major acts and brand new names.

This year, MC and national treasure BIG NARSTIE will ensure that Saturday night in Leeds finishes bigger than ever before. Alongside a string of massive hits that have spanned the past eight years, Big Narstie is starting his brand new Channel 4 show 'The Big Narstie Show' this weekend, already billed 'like Graham Norton on acid'. The programme starts airing this Friday 29th June on C4 at 11pm. The series will run for six weeks, featuring special guests and an unbeatable array of musical talent. His live shows are infamous, and this one-off appearance will no doubt pack the tent.

Sunday night in Leeds will keep the party rolling, with electronic mogul GEORGE FITZGERALD playing a euphoric live set. Released via Domino earlier this year, his sophomore record 'All That Must Be' was critically acclaimed, with Mixmag proclaiming, 'All That Must Be' is going to be lodged into key craniums for the rest of 2018.' This performance will mark a rare festival appearance from George Fitzgerald plus full musical backing.

Reading on Friday night will once again witness a special 2 DJ 'battle' set set-up, hosted by Radio 1's HUW STEPHENS, and featuring a number of talented artists and the team's resident DJs pitted against each other in who can get the biggest sing-alongs. A packed stage each year, this year sees the likes of FELIX WHITE (of Maccabees and Yala! Records fame), THE MAGIC GANG, BLAENAVON, DREAM WIFE, and more to be announced.

Specially commissioned live visuals will be provided throughout the weekend, as well as more surprise appearances no doubt.

Previous artists to appear live on the Transgressive Takeover include the ever-diverse likes of London Grammar, Loyle Carner, Metronomy, Disclosure, Kelis, Two Door Cinema Club, SBTRKT, Mike Skinner, Laura Marling, Warpaint, often making their debut appearances at Reading & Leeds, as well as guest DJs including Foals, Alt-J, and many more.

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