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Reading Festival 2015
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 huge 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.

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Ticket Info
The second batch of tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.

Weekend tickets with camping cost 205.00 plus 8 booking fee + postage, early entry permits 20, Campervan permits 75.00, Lockers 16.00, Reading car parking 10.00. There is also a 50 instalment plan where you can put down 50 then the balance in monthly instalments. Children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event.

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

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

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