Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Reading Festival 2008 Clips

Reading Festival History in my own words

Reading festival began in 1983 when I joined for the first time; the weekend also being my first festival of any kind, ever.

The standout moments for me of that weekend were the friendship in the campsite; the way that so my people with a similar taste in music could meet up for a weekend, once a year and have such great time. We made friends with people in the nearby tents and being a ‘rock’ crowd, there was no trouble or anger of any kind, just a lot of like minded people having great fun at what would be the highlight of their year!

The bands that year were mostly Rock and Metal, but for me the stand out performance was by Hanoi Rocks, at the time, a little known band from Finland, who put in the show of the day on the Friday and gradually built a following after this gig. If they hadn’t imploded in the late 80’s they would have been as big as Guns ‘n’ Roses, who have cited them as a major influence.
As the years have flown by, many performances have stood out, Wonderstuff in ’88, Nirvana in ’91 & ’92, Fishbone in ’93, Ben Folds Five in ’96, Metallica in ’97 & ’03 and My Chemical Romance in ’05. But, of all the bands I have seen and all the comedians I have watched, it all boils down to one thing

It was after 21 years that I decided to write the Official History of the festival (someone had to) and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career so far. Now, halfway through the second volume of the book, I am meeting up with bands and artists who didn’t make the first volume (for whatever reason), from Travis to The Twang, from Saxon to Seasick Steve and many hundreds of others, all keen to talk to me about their experiences at the greatest outdoor show of the summer.

Reading Festival Tickets Agents

There are lot of tickets touts in the market who sell Reading Festival Tickets but among them only few are successful to provide 100% delivered Reading Festival Tickets to their customer. The list of those tickets agents are as under:

Reading Festival Tickets Advice

We can't stress this enough. No tickets on the door in 2009. We don't give a flying f*** if your mates butchers dog got tickets last year doing a secret handshake. We don't care if you managed it last year. 2009 is different. No tickets on the door in 2009. In 2009, its really hard to get Reading Festival Tickets, because last time all tickets have been sold out and i was so much worried, how to get tickets. The Online Ticket Shop is one of the ticket agent we can say that delivered javascript:void(0)100% reading festival Tickets.

Reading Festival Tickets are on sale .

Tickets will be sold at The Online Ticket Shop and other ticket agents such as HMV this as 2009 as usual but rather than the day after the online release, it will be on the same day as the online release. They will go on sale at 7pm on Monday, 30th March

Reading Oracle is the only HMV that will be selling Day Tickets and also you can buy on The Online Ticket Shop.

HMV's participating are High Wycombe, Kingston, Newbury, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading Friar St, Reading Oracle, Slough, Southampton, Staines, Swindon, Winchester. These stores are subject to change

28 Aug 09
Reading Festival Tickets
Richfield Avenue
Reading, United Kingdom
Seating Plan

29 Aug 09
Reading Festival Saturday Only Tickets
Day Ticket Only
Richfield Avenue
Reading, United Kingdom
Seating Plan

30 Aug 09
Reading Festival Sunday Only Tickets
Day Ticket Only
Richfield Avenue
Reading, United Kingdom
Seating Plan

All Reading Festival Tickets are available on The Online Ticket Shop.

Reading Festival Travel Information

Shuttle Boat Services

Green Boats

This year we have again increased the amount of boats on the Green shuttle boats service. This service runs from Kings Meadow car park (Green car park) and goes straight to and from site and takes about 5 mins on the river. It's free and the service starts when the campsites open and runs through until campsites close on Monday lunchtime. On Wed for Early Birds ticket holders only the service runs til midnight.

On Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun it runs from 8am til 1am.

Private Coaches

Anyone wanting to bring their private coach to the Festival must apply via email to coaches@readingfestival.com

Please note all persons must have valid standard tickets.

It is free to bring a coach to Reading Festival. You will be sent further routing and gate information nearer the event via email.

Private Coaches will park in a public car park and should arrive at gate - TBC


Rail and Bus Plus Scheme

You can walk to site from Reading station which is approximately a 15 minute walk from the site, but if you prefer you will be able to get a shuttle bus as Reading Bus shuttle buses will take you from the station to the site and back. Please see their website www.reading-buses.co.uk for further information and their timetable.

See also information on the Plus Bus scheme whereby you can buy your bus ticket at the same time that you buy your train ticket - http://www.plusbus.info/

Shuttle buses

There are Reading Bus shuttle buses that run from the train station to the site.

Reading Shuttle Buses


Wednesday 20th August 2008

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Reading Fesitval aritists chances to come

  • 36 Crazyfists Sunday Main Stage Very High
  • AC/DC Sunday Main Medium
  • Arctic Monkeys Saturday Main Very High
  • Billy Talent Friday or Sunday. Main Medium
  • Black Lips Any Any Very High
  • Bowling For Soup Sunday Main Medium
  • Bring Me The Horizon Unknown NME or low down on Main High
  • Bronx Saturday lockup High
  • Death Cab For Cutie Any Any Medium
  • Eagles of Death Metal Saturday Main Medium

Reading Festival - Gallery

Monday, 23 March 2009

List of UK Summer Festivals

* Bickershaw festival (defunct)
* BlastOff! Festival
* Bolton Music Showcase
* Collision Course Festival
* Damnation Festival
* Download Festival
* Endless Festival
* Give it a Name Festival
* Isle of Wight Festival
* Lillith Fair
* Marvellous festivals
* Projekt Revolution
* Knebworth (occasional)
* Reading and Leeds Festivals
* Summer Sundae
* T in the Park
* Tennents ViTal
* Uxfest
* V Festival
* Y Not Festival
* PigStock

Above the list of Famous UK summer festival. They are so much famous not only in UK but also all over the world. People come from different parts of the world to see these festival. Its very difficult to get tickets of all those festival events.

Reading Festival 2009

The pre-book for 2009 tickets officially sold out with in two days. An additional let go is planned to take place on March 30 at 7.00PM There will be no tickets sold on the door in 2009. This was confirmed by a press release by Reading council. So, this is a good chance to buy Tickets as soon as possible.

Fri, 28 Aug 09

Reading Festival Tickets

Reading Festival
Reading, United Kingdom
(Seating Plan)

All Reading Festival Tickets are available on The Online ticket Shop.

Reading Festival - 2008

The Reading Festivals took place on the weekend of the 22 to 24 August. In 2008, Reading Festival Tickets had been released on March 31 at 6:45pm and sold out within 2 hours. Reading Festival Tickets sold out in just one hour.This was the first year "BBC Introducing..." had a stage at the festival.
The 2008 Reading Festival saw a great number of site changes, including relocation of the wristband exchange to the external gates, the Reading Festival Bridge over the River Thames in order to connect the white campsite to the main area, and numerous security enhancements.
A set of the box office changes resulting in disorderly lines of as many as 50 people or more wide at places and higher demand than previous years due to several festival-goers having purchased tickets from fake websites, meant that people queued for 15 hours or more in some cases.

Reading Festival - The Annual Summer Festvial

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a combination of annual summer music festivals that held in Reading and Leeds in the United Kingdom and are organize by Festival Republic. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill save one or two exceptions. Between 1998 and 2007 the dual festivals were known officially as the "Carling Weekend", until parting ways with their sponsor Carling in November 2007.