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Reading Festival 2014
Little John's Farm, Reading

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Legendary and iconic are the words that spring to mind about Reading Festival. This one started  it's life as a Jazz and Blues festival way back in the 1960's but is now predominantly rock -  It's the daddy to Leeds and has always attracted major performers - making it a very major player on the festival scene.

Reading began way back in 1960 when it was known as the National Jazz & Blues Festival held in the grounds of the Richmond Athletic Association.

By 1965 the music scene was begining to change in keeping with the whole 60's ethos and people were demanding something different so along came the Who, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Small Faces, Cream and The Yardbirds who all attracted a different crowd to the event. Noise complaints forced the 1966 festival to move to Windsor Racecourse, then in 1968 to Kempton Park and then, in 1969, to Plumpton. The festival arrived at its final destination - Reading - in 1971.

The 70's to the mid 1980s saw the festival booking the biggest names in the business, and promoting and advancing talents of new bands from around the world. The late 80s and early 90s saw yet more changes in the contemporary music scene with indie sounds and dance cross-over acts becoming ever more popular. Reading Festival did what it always does - it changed and adapted and in 1988 Mean Fiddler came on board, with that the future of the festival was assured.

Reading got itself a 'little baby' in 1999 with Leeds becoming the Northern half and both festivals taking place simultaneously.

For many fans the Reading and Leeds festival are the holy grail and the finale to the whole festival season. This is an iconic festival with a long tradition and history.

Reading attracts a predominantly younger crowd it's proper, full on rock and roll - a well loved and hugely popular festival with a great tradition and history, always attracting a major line up and always delivering.

Last update: 24/07/2013 23:28

Line up includes

Blink 182
Jake Bugg
Disclosure
Metronomy
Of Mice & Men
Wilkinson
I Am Legion
Arctic Monkeys
The 1975
Courteeners
You Me At Six
SBTRKT
Warpaint
Netsky
Annie Mac
Architects
Issues
Pusha T
Krept & Konan
Royal Blood
Hozier
Queens of the Stone Age
Paramore
Vampire Weekend
Enter Shikari
Jimmy Eat World
Deaf Havana
Hacktivist
Temples
Drenge
Imagine Dragons
Foster the People
The Hives
Peace
Bombay Bicycle Club
Chvrches
Die Antwoord
Nero
Don Broco
Cage The Elephant
Pendulum (DJ set)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
A Day To Remember
Sleeping With Sirens
Clean Bandit
Jungle
Flume
Basement
BrEaCh
Circa Waves
David Rodigan
Eagulls
Fat White Family
Gorgon City
Jacob Plant
Klaxons
Letlive
Lower Than Atlantis
Marmozets
Neck Deep
The Neighbourhood
Wolf Alice
Andy C
Flume
Boys Noize
Ben Pearce
Bondax
Giggs
Joey Bada$$
Danny Brown
Lizzo
Vic Mensa
Blood Red Shoes
Crossfaith
Dry the River
Pulled Apart By Horses
Gnarwolves
Papa Roach
Young Guns
Tonight Alive
The Story So Far
Twin Atlantic
Mallory Knox
Lonely The Brave
The Horrors
l The Kooks
Twin Shadow
Duke Dumont Live
AlunaGeorge
Gesaffelstein
The Glitch Mob
Borgore
Adventure Club
Snakehips
Electric Youth
Gogol Bordello
Jimmy Eat World
Brody Dalle
Möngöl Hörde
Band Of Skulls
Palma Violets
Augustines
A Wilhelm Scream
Baby Godzilla
Bear Hands
Bipolar Sunshine
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Darlia
Dave Hause
Every Time I Die
Hudson Taylor
Marika Hackman
Mayday Parade
Meridian Dan
P Money
PUP
Slaves
The Districts
The Flatliners
The Front Bottoms
The Orwells
The Skints
The Wonder Years
Touché Amoré
Wovenwar
This information was last updated on 24/07/2013 23:28. Please check with the event website for any last minute changes.
Ticket Info
Weekend tickets cost £202.50 plus applicable booking fees,  Early entry permits are £15.00,  Campervan permits £60.00, Lockers £16.00 and Reading car parking is £5.00. Weekend ticket prices include camping.

There is a £50 deposit scheme where you can put down £50 deposit, and then pay three further instalments of £53.50 a month, which includes the booking fee, but with postage payable. Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person.

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Where can I find Reading Festival?
Little John's Farm
Richfield Avenue
Rivermead
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 8EQ

(2.67 / 5) Votes: 3

See also:
Leeds Festival
UPDATED 23/04/2014
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