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Reading Festival: Amstell, Ryan and Bailey on comedy line-up

Reading Festival takes place from Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27

Staff reporter

Staff reporter

Reading Festival: Amstell, Ryan and Bailey on comedy line-up

The Alternative Stage at Reading Festival will be full of fun for the bank holiday weekend.

A line up of names has been released and will include comedians used to performing in arenas and popular club nights.

Simon Amstell of Popworld and Never Mind The Buzzcocks fame will take to the stage ahead of his What Is This? tour this September.

Following his hit performance last year, multi-award winning stand-up Bill Bailey will return to the Alternative Stage.

With musical virtuosity and surreal tangents he tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.

To hear a unique mix of Irish reels, hardcore metal and reworking of nursery rhymes, Tom Waits is your man.

Pop-culture critic and stand-up comedian Katherine Ryan will join the line up.

The Canadian star recently became the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally.

As well as all this, comedy indie club night Propaganda will provide a late night euphoric disco soundtrack with guest appearances lined up from breakthrough Main Stage blazers Blossoms, who’ll be delving into their record collection for a DJ set not to be missed.

The unique WiFi Wars will be heading to Reading bringing the interactive comedy show to the forefront of festival-goers for a night of comedy, quizzes and challenges like no other.

British comedian Joe Lycett who will take to the stage said: “I’m very excited to be playing Reading and Leeds, festivals that all the cool kids at school used to go to while I sat in my bedroom being a right little weirdo.

“Finally I’m one of the cool kids, 10 years too late.”


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