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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

A Day To Remember
A Wilhelm Scream
Adian Coker
Adventure Club
American Authors
Andy C
Annie Mac
Arctic Monkeys
Baby Godzilla
Bad Rabbits
Band Of Skulls
Bear Hands
Ben Pearce
Bill Bailey
Bipolar Sunshine
Blacklist Royals
Blink 182
Blood Red Shoes
Bombay Bicycle Club
Boys Noize
Brody Dalle
Brutality Will Prevail
Cage The Elephant
Carl Donnelly
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Chris Ramsey
Circa Waves
Clean Bandit
Daniel Sloss
Danny Brown
Dave Hause
David Rodigan
Deaf Havana
Die Antwoord
Dirty Dike
Dolomite Minor
Dominique Young Unique
Don Broco
Dry The River
Duke Dumont
DZ Deathrays
Edward Scissortongue
Electric Youth
Elli Ingram
Emily's Army
Empress AD
Enter Shikari
Eric Lampeart
Every Time I Die
Fat White Family
Foster the People
Fri 22nd,
Gerard Way
Glen Wool
Gogol Bordello
Gorgon City
Hawk House
Hollie McNish
Hudson Taylor
Huw Stephens
I Am Legion
Imagine Dragons
Jack and Dean
Jacob Plant
Jake Bugg
Jarlath Regan
Jeff Leach
Jen Long
Jimmy Eat World
Joey Bada$$
Kate Tempest
Katherine Ryan
King Charles
Krept & Konan
La Dispute
Leaders Of Men
Lesser Key
Little Matador
Little Simz
Lonely The Brave
Lower Than Atlantis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mallory Knox
Marika Hackman
Mark Watson
Masked Intruder
Matt Rees
Matt Richardson
Maverick Sabre
Mayday Parade
Meridian Dan
Milky Chance
Milton Jones
Mirror Signal
Misty Miller
Mongol Horde
Muncie Girls
My Nu Leng
Neck Deep
Newham Generals
Nick Helm & The Helmettes
Of Mice & Men
P Money
Palma Violets
Papa Roach
Paul McCaffrey
Pendulum (DJ set)
Phil Nichol
Pulled Apart By Horses
Pusha T
Queens of the Stone Age
Raleigh Ritchie
Red Fang
Reeps One
Rob Beckett
Romesh Ranganathan
Royal Blood
Saint Raymond
Sanderson Jones
Sasha Keable
Schoolboy Q
Seann Walsh
Second City
Sinead Harnett
Sleeping With Sirens
Tempa T
Terry Alderton
The 1975
The Amazing Snakeheads
The Bohicas
The Districts
The Flatliners
The Front Bottoms
The Glitch Mob
The Hell
The Hives
The Horrors
The Kooks
The Minutes
The Neighbourhood
The Orwells
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
The Royal Concept
The Rubberbandits
The Skints
The Story So Far
The Sunshine Underground
The Tea Street Band
The Wonder Years
The Wytches
Tiffany Stevenson
Tom Deacon
Tonight Alive
Touche Amore
Transgressive Soundsystem
Twin Atlantic
Twin Shadow
Twisted Wheel
Vampire Weekend
Vic Mensa
We Are Scientists
We Came As Romans
We Were Evergreen
While She Sleeps
Wolf Alice
X Ambassadors
You Me At Six
Young Guns
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
United Kingdom

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