Reading Festival

5 Reading & Leeds Festival Bands With Style We Love

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Style

The Reading & Leeds Festival line up looks set to be a scorcher next bank holiday weekend (even if the weather isn't). The annual festival is about...

What Can Other UK Music Festivals Learn From Glastonbury?

Rachel McGrath | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

There are other fantastic festivals up and down the country, but none of them come close to beating the Eavis family's spectacular. What makes Worthy Farm so special? And how can the organisers of Reading, Isle Of Wight, V et al replicate Glastonbury's success? Fresh from another brilliant weekend, I've got a few ideas...

This Infographic Shows Just How Few Female Festival Headliners There Are

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

The topic of female festival headliners rears its head each summer, and on Thursday, it didn’t go unnoticed that Florence And The Machine’s promot...

This Infographic Will Solve Your Festival Prep Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Heading off to a music festival is no easy feat and, while buying fancy dress and plotting which bands to see is a lot of fun, the rest of the prepara...

Music Festivals: The Dying Event

Paige Hiley | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

It is quite sad, to see the music industry lacking in headline acts. We're just not producing those big names anymore and the ones that are still around have done all the headlining slots for festivals. It is just old news and regulars won't want to see the same people in the same slot, year after year.

The 14 Music Festivals Not To Miss This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Festival season is officially upon us, and if you haven't already snapped up your tickets for this summer's hottest events, then there's not long to g...

Daniel Welsh

Brace Yourself, Daphne And Celeste Are Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Welsh | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

“Hi! This is my friend Daphne and I’m Celeste.” Back in 2000, that was the spoken-word intro to Daphne and Celeste’s debut single, ‘Ooh S...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...