Reading Festival

If Reading Festival Was Only Female Artists, It Would Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The annual Reading and Leeds Festival is one of the biggest events in a hardcore music fan's calendar, seeing headliners such as The Who, Oasis, Pixie...

Fans Question If Mumford And Sons Are Right For Reading And Leeds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Reading and Leeds 2015 line-up announcement was met with mixed reactions on Monday evening, when organisers Festival Republic revealed that Mumfor...

Accessible Festivals: Reading 2014

Martyn Sibley | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martyn Sibley

This year wasn't my first music festival or my first time at Reading. However it was the first time I could really share the full festival experience and highlight how amazing these events are for everyone. I hope you enjoy the video report we made for you...

Festival-Goers Prove Yet Again They're Not The Best At Cleaning Up After Themselves

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

Revelers brought the Leeds Festival to a fiery close Monday after many campers set their tents alight, putting other festival-goers at risk and creati...

Rachel McGrath

Arctic Monkeys Fight Sound Problems At Reading | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Arctic Monkeys performed their first Reading Festival set in five years on Saturday night, however it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Alex Turner and ...

Rachel McGrath

QOTSA Headline Reading... As Jamie T Steals Their Thunder With Secret Gig | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Friday at Reading Festival should have been all about Queens Of The Stone Age, who were headlining for the first time. However, a certain Mr Jamie ...

The 50 Most Memorable Reading Festival Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Over the years, there have been a number of memorable moments at Reading Festival, from Kurt Cobain’s now famous stage entrance in 2002, to The Libe...

Reading and Leeds 2014: A Modern Flavour to the Veteran Festival

Olly Hunter | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

It's the pinnacle of summer. The final bank holiday hurrah for the U.K. A chance for many to bid farewell to their barbeques, paddling pools and take their tops off in public one last time. For over 150,000 people though it's the annual celebration of getting rowdy in a field to one of the biggest bills of music in the world at Reading and Leeds Festivals. What is often forgotten is that it's been this way for over 30 years.

52 Acts Added To Reading And Leeds Line-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Over 50 acts have been added to the Reading and Leeds Festival line-up, including the likes of Twin Atlantic, Band Of Skulls and The Orwells. With...

GUIDE: 15 Music Festivals Worth Buying A Ticket For

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The sun is finally starting to come in the UK which can only mean one thing - it’s time to start planning which music festivals to head to. Navi...

The Current State of the Great British Festival 2014

Olly Hunter | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

Glastonbury has, to the surprise of two cows on Worthy Farm, announced Arcade Fire as the first headliner for 2014. As much as I love Arcade Fire, they've already proven themselves at this level. The meat and veg of this set, therefore, will be the performance of new album Reflektor.

Why Biffy Clyro Are the Most Important Band of the 21st Century

Olly Hunter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

They played out of their skin at Reading, bringing not only massive production of flames, fireworks and a simply beautiful stage set, but they delivered an overwhelmingly powerful performance musically.

Schoolgirl Dies After Suddenly Falling Ill At Reading Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Parents of a schoolgirl who died after falling ill at Reading Festival last weekend have described the wait for answers as "unbearable". Esme Blore...

It's Raining For August Bank Holiday (Of Course)

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

What's that noise? It's the squeak of brand new bank holiday barbecues being wheeled back into the garage... It's been a somwhat soggy start to the...

GUIDE: Find Your Perfect Music Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Still haven't decided which music festival your going to dig out your wellies for this summer? Help is at hand... Whether you're into metal, house ...

Building the Crest of a Wave: A Decade in Festivals

Jim Whewell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jim Whewell

A chance encounter with a university reject who could sell sand to the peoples of Arabia, known in my industry as 'a promoter', led me incrementally into the world of festival organization. Its been a long trip (sometimes literally), and this opportunity to blog gives me a chance to recall some of the highlights and explain why festivals are less a job, more a crusade...

Six Hundred Pound Tents, Introducing the Peak of Festival Fashion

James Peckham | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Peckham

What was the last item you bought for over £600? A car, computer or even a very, very special item of clothing? How about a roof to put over your hea...

More Big Names For Reading And Leeds Festival

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Biffy Clyro are set to play Reading and Leeds Festivals this year. The Scottish rock trio, whose new album Opposites is top of the UK charts, will ...

Foo Fighters - What's The Truth With All This Split Talk?

WENN | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rocker Dave Grohl has downplayed speculation his band Foo Fighters are set to take a break from the spotlight following his comments at Britain's Read...

What's So Special About Green Day?

The Huffington Post UK/WENN | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Green Day proved they are still one of the world's hottest rock tickets, with an impromptu gig on the stage at Reading this weekend, that managed to c...

Dave Grohl Pays Tribute To Kurt Cobain At Reading Festival

WENN | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rockers Foo Fighters made the last night of the Reading Festival in England one to remember by playing a mammoth 26-song set and singing happy birthda...

Never Mind the London 2012 Games - Why Secret Garden Party Also Showed the Best of British

Jody Thompson | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

The one thing that has made me just as proud to be British and love this year and country just as much as the Olympics is not necessarily on the UK's widescreen red-white-'n'-blue radar. It's a little festival called Secret Garden Party.

GUIDE: Top 10 British Music Festivals Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

The kingpin of festivals Glastonbury is cancelled this summer and Diamond Jubilee and Olympic-themed events are dominating the headlines, but that's n...

Reading Return For The Cure

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Foo Fighters, The Cure and Kasabian are to headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bands will take it in turns to perform at both loc...

Come as you Were: Nirvana's Enduring Influence

Jonathan Greer | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Greer

My first experience of the songs that made up Nevermind came at the Reading festival, where they were sandwiched between the UK grunge of Silverfish and the town's own shoegaze band Chapterhouse. That afternoon I heard Drain You, Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are and it was obvious that something big was on the horizon.