1. Post #1
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    http://www.readingfestival.com/home/ http://www.leedsfestival.com/home/

    The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in the UK annually on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the bank holiday in August.

    Stages
    [list]Main stage major rock, indie and alternative acts[/list][list]NME/Radio 1 stage less well-known acts, building up to an alternative headline act[/list][list]Festival Republic stage (formerly known as the Carling stage) acts with less popular appeal and breakthrough acts[/list][list]Radio 1 Lock Up Stage underground punk and hardcore acts[/list][list]Dance tent dance music acts, on the day that the above stage does not run[/list][list]Alternative tent comedy and cabaret acts plus DJs[/list][list]BBC Introducing Stage Typically unsigned/not well known acts[/list]
    Previous Lineups (click for full size)


    This Years Lineup

    Leeds


    Reading is the same but the artists play on different days.

    I will update this as often as possible, if you'd like to see some sort of info put here, let me know.

    So who's planning on going? I managed to get tickets so I'll be attending Leeds!

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    Thug319's Avatar
    December 2006
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    Wow this is nice

  3. Post #3
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    Giner's Avatar
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    Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon should alright for the headliners, not really fussed about Radiohead or Green Day although I think if they play mainly old stuff i'll be happy :P.

    Out of the Strong Rumours I reckon most we (me and ash) will be hoping for will be Muse and Pendulum. Definitely wouldn't mind MGMT, Fall Out Boy, The Who and Weezer.

    It's gunna be mint!

  4. Post #4
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    Not too fussed with going this year, 2007 was great, 2008 was pretty rubbish in every aspect apart from the lineup and the acts on the alternative stage, and the things that were bad I can only imagine being worse this summer (bad quiet sound, way too many people for too small a place, the 'riot' atmosphere getting too ingrained, etc.)


    Only reason I'd really get a day ticket is if NiN or Kraftwerk were playing and weren't anywhere else in the UK

  5. Post #5
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    Ticket prices have gone up to 175 this year (for the whole weekend). That's not stopping me trying to get tickets though.

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    Giner's Avatar
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    Ticket prices have gone up to 175 this year (for the whole weekend). That's not stopping me trying to get tickets though.
    The fuck...

  7. Post #7
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    Ticket prices have gone up to 175 this year (for the whole weekend). That's not stopping me trying to get tickets though.
    I've gotta buy 2. Wish me luck.

  8. Post #8
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    Arctic Monkeys confirmed headliner. The rest will be out in a couple of hours.

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    April 2005
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    Must say apart from Placebo, Prodigy and Radiohead, it does suck a bit :(

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    I just don't really get the hype this year. Prodigy aren't even headlining after how long they've been off that yellow poster.

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    I got my ticket straight away at 7pm without looking at the line-up.

    Looks aright actually, but nothing like last year. I'm hoping it'll keep getting better from here on, and not have more crap bands like Fallout Boy and Funeral For A Friend.

    What the hell are they doing there anyway?!

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    Mine were a bit tricky to get, had to follow a backdoor link. Managed to get 2. The only trouble is, I'm the only one who actually managed to get tickets so as it stands, it's only me and a mate going at the moment but I'm sure the rest will be able to sort something out.

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    Dennab
    January 2008
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    anymore tickets to reading still?

  14. Post #14
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    I got my tickets. Just got my confirmation email through! Cannot bloody wait!

  15. Post #15
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    anymore tickets to reading still?
    Nah, tickets sold out on seetickets at about 10ish. Everywhere else was gone by 8.


    Confirmation e-mail just arrived :D

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    Arctic Monkeys, yum :>

  17. Post #17
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    Mine were a bit tricky to get, had to follow a backdoor link. Managed to get 2. The only trouble is, I'm the only one who actually managed to get tickets so as it stands, it's only me and a mate going at the moment but I'm sure the rest will be able to sort something out.
    I managed to get my tickets through seetickets about 7:30 but my mate was struggling, so I sent him that back door link you found, but he accidentally ordered 2 Reading tickets haha

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    It pretty well buggers me off to read Facebook at people that bought 4 tickets and almost immediately started posting messages to the tone of selling them for 250-300+

    Even if I'm not going, that's bad juju

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    Umm where did the dance tent go?

    indiefagfest.

    I saw metallica and iron maiden there. i got my goddamn monies worth.

  20. Post #20
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    It pretty well buggers me off to read Facebook at people that bought 4 tickets and almost immediately started posting messages to the tone of selling them for 250-300+

    Even if I'm not going, that's bad juju
    I've ended up with 2 more than I planned.


    What I'm gonna do is take them with me, when someone goes to buy a ticket from a tout, I'll join in the conversation and sell the ticket for 200 and steal the tout's customer. I'll still be making a little bit of profit but that's not the point, I just can't wait to see the look the touts give me :D

  21. Post #21
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    November 2006
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    This looks awful except for Prodigy.

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    Dennab
    May 2006
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    Not a single metal band?

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    Not a single metal band?
    Why would there be? People in Britain looking for metal go to Download and/or Bloodstock.

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    Dennab
    May 2006
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    Well just look at last year's lineup...

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    Point still stands.

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    bigpig's Avatar
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    Point still stands.
    you obviously know nothing about reading festival...

  27. Post #27
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    i managed to get 2 tickets for me and a friend and then another friend got 2 tickets one of which he plans on selling for 200+ and spending the profit on weed.
    This is reading i'm talking about

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    WillyRoger's Avatar
    April 2008
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    I fucking love Deftones. I've wanted to see them for ages.
    But overall I'm still glad I'm going to Download.

  29. Post #29
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    you obviously know nothing about reading festival...
    Who goes to Reading for metal

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    Must say apart from Placebo, Prodigy and Radiohead, it does suck a bit :(
    I agree completely. Seriosuly, how did they end up with vampire fucking weekend and the yeah yeah yeahs?

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    April 2005
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    Who goes to Reading for metal
    Look at the lineup for almost every single reading festival before this one.

    One day always set aside for metal.

    Oh and the festival was original exclusively metal/hard rock.

  32. Post #32
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    I'm glad there's no metal bands.
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  33. Post #33
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    FFFUUU- I'd love to go there, but too bad I don't live in the UK. When I have filled 18 years, that's next year I will hopefully go on a roadtrip with my friends. We thought it would be awesome to first go with the ferry to Sweden, and from there continue to southern Sweden, then cross over to Germany, and from there drive to France, and then at last cross to UK, and there we'll go to Reading and Leeds. Sounds great, doesn't it? And of course there's booze involved, and maybe as a sidetrip we'll go to Amsterdam.

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    April 2006
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    So who here is actually going then?
    I've got 1 weekend camping ticket with the early bird pass to get in on Wednesday.

  35. Post #35
    Chippy!'s Avatar
    March 2009
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    I lol'd at this years line up.

    A mate at college is going and is gutted he already bought his ticket.

  36. Post #36
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    Updated the OP with the new lineup of bands.

  37. Post #37
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    Bouncing Souls? I want to see them live too! :(

  38. Post #38
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    Not long till the festivals!

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    Daftright's Avatar
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    this thread just frustrates me.

  40. Post #40
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    Sold my tickets, going to Creamfields instead, much better lineup.

    One more ticket for sale, weekend ticket WITH EARLY ENTRY. PM me if interested.