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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
Of Mice & Men
I Am Legion
Arctic Monkeys
The 1975
You Me At Six
Annie Mac
Pusha T
Krept & Konan
Royal Blood
Queens of the Stone Age
Vampire Weekend
Enter Shikari
Jimmy Eat World
Deaf Havana
Imagine Dragons
Foster the People
The Hives
Bombay Bicycle Club
Die Antwoord
Don Broco
Cage The Elephant
Pendulum (DJ set)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
A Day To Remember
Sleeping With Sirens
Clean Bandit
Circa Waves
David Rodigan
Fat White Family
Gorgon City
Jacob Plant
Lower Than Atlantis
Neck Deep
The Neighbourhood
Wolf Alice
Andy C
Boys Noize
Ben Pearce
Joey Bada$$
Danny Brown
Vic Mensa
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

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