When? 24th - 26th August 2012
With no Glastonbury this year due a shortage of portaloos because of the Olympics, Reading and Leeds look like the biggest festivals in the UK this year! The festival started back in 1989 and was seen as rivalry to the likes of Glastonbury and The Isle Of Wight Festival. In 1999 Leeds Festival was born, as the northern Reading Festival and became the sister festival of Reading.
The crowd is mainly young, but there are always an array of different people of different ages. It is renowned for having huge acts play way down the bill when they are fairly unknown, then having the same band headline when they are massive (Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Muse, The Maccabees). The lineup for 2012 includes: The Cure, Kasabian, Foo Fighters, The Maccabees, At The Drive In, Metronomy, Foster The People, The Black Keys, Justice, SBTRKT and Florence and The Machine.
Further Information: www.readingfestival.co.uk