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Reading and Leeds Festival Announce "Groundbreaking" New Chevron Stage

Reading and Leeds Festival Announce "Groundbreaking" New Chevron Stage

Author: Tom Dingley | Friday 16th February 2024

Reading and Leeds Festival Announce "Groundbreaking" New Chevron Stage Photograph

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 & 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 Digga D, Denzel Curry, Nia Archives, Barry Can’t Swim, Bou, Skrillex 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.

Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Benn: “The Chevron is more than just a physical stage; it's a testament to Reading & 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.