RAPPER Arrdee has been announced among the first artists to play Reading and Leeds Festivals 2022.

The Brighton-born performer will be playing the huge shows alongside headliners Dave, The Arctic Monkeys, and Rage Against The Machine.

Arrdee, real name Riley Davies, shot onto the music scene in April this year after the release of the chart-topping remix Body alongside Tion Wayne and Russ Millions.

The Argus: Reading and Leeds festival poster featuring Arrdee and DaveReading and Leeds festival poster featuring Arrdee and Dave

The hit song became an overnight sensation after his verse gained popularity on TikTok.

Also revealed to headline the festivals are Megan Thee Stallion, Bring Me The Horizon, and Halsey.

Tickets for the festivals, which take place over the weekend of August 26-28 next year, go on sale at 9am on Friday December 10.

The Argus: Arrdee in his hometown of BrightonArrdee in his hometown of Brighton

Brixton rapper Dave, who has won most major UK music accolades, will become the youngest ever artist to headline the festivals, at just 23.

He will be joined by Sheffield quartet The Arctic Monkeys, who have not played in the UK since their 2018 Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino Tour.

Los Angeles rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, infamous for their 2009 Christmas number one campaign for Killing In The Name, also make their return to the festivals.

More acts announced reveal a range of genres for next year’s line-ups, including indie pop, rock, grime, rap and electronic.

Heat Waves singers Glass Animals are joined by Bastille and Wolf Alice as well as Dublin rockers Fontaines DC.

London rapper Little Simz is also on the bill alongside Run The Jewels as well as 2021 breakout star Jack Harlow.

Melvin Benn, managing director of event promoter Festival Republic, said: “With so many amazing acts set to play, Reading and Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer: defining the sounds of modern groundbreaking music.

“I cannot wait.”

The three-day festivals return to their usual venues – Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park.

More acts will be announced in due course.

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