KENDRICK Lamar, Kings Of Leon, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco will headline the 2018 Leeds Festival at Bramham Park, near Wetherby, in August.

Compton rapper and five-time Grammy Award winner Lamar will be the co-headliner with Panic! At The Disco on August 26, preceded by Kings Of Leon on August 24 and Fall Out Boy on August 25.

They are among 54 rock, dance, alternative and urban acts confirmed so far for the August Bank Holiday weekend, along with Skepta, Wolf Alice, Annie Mac, Dua Lipa, J Hus, Diplo, Ms Banks, Pale Waves, Sigrid, Wretch 32 and Yungen.

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Lamar is in the middle of a sold-out series of British shows, touted as "probably the hottest act in the world right now" on the back of his trailblazing 2017 album, Damn.

Nashville's Kings Of Leon will be headlining Leeds Festival for a second time, with seven albums under their belts; Las Vegas band Panic! At The Disco, led by Brendon Urie, will pick highlights from their albums Pretty. Odd, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Death Of A Bachelor. Chicago four-piece Fall Out Boy are Leeds Festival veterans, this time set to combine such hits as Dance, Dance, Thnks Fr Th Mmrs and Centuries with songs from their latest album, Mania.

English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa will play Leeds and sister festival Reading as a British festival exclusive this summer, joined by hotly-tipped new acts Sigrid and Pale Waves. Dance fans can look forward to Annie Mac, Birmingham breakthrough DJ favourite Hannah Wants, Riton & Kah-Lo, Bristolian duo My Nu Leng and Major Lazer co-creator Diplo.

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Flying the flag for British urban music will be Skepta, triple BRIT Award nominee J Hus, AJ Tracey, Ms Banks, IAMDBB, Wretch 32, Nadia Rose, Kojo Funds and Fredo. Stateside stars joining the bill will be Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, modern hip-hop's self-proclaimed boyband Brockhampton and 22-year-old New York City musician Post Malone.

North Londoners' Wolf Alice will return after last year's "secret" opening performance on the Festival Republic stage last year, buoyed by the NME naming their Visions Of A Life album as the best of 2017. Liverpool's The Wombats will promote their new Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life album; Manchester's Courteeners will cherry-pick from five studio albums; Brighton four-piece The Magic Gang and Bedford-born singer-songwriter Tom Grennan are heading to Leeds too.

Among the rock acts will be Florida's UnderØath, Noughties' favourites Sum 41, California's Papa Roach, Waterparks, Hollywood Undead and Ohio hardcore band Beartooth. The best in British rock will be represented by Creeper, Southampton’s horror-punk six-piece.

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Panic! At The Disco: the other headline act on August 26

Festival promoter Melvin Benn, of Festival Republic, says: "Leeds prides itself on being a music-first festival and this year’s line-up already proves that. Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy are bands that have grown with the festival and its fans and we couldn’t be more pleased to invite them back to headline. Adding Panic! At The Disco and Kendrick Lamar, probably the most sought-after act in the world right now, we think Leeds Festival 2018 is off to an amazing start with even more to come, so watch this space."

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