more stages for Reading & Leeds

increase from six to eight or nine

published: Thu 1st Nov 2012

around the festival site (crowds)

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013

Reading and Leeds festival boss Melvin Benn has told BBC Newsbeat, (here), that he intends to increase the number of stages at both sites next year offering a much more diverse range of music.

around the festival site (crowds)
The article states that Melvin Benn told Newsbeat, "Within those additional two or three stages there will be a lot more diversity of music. We're changing the arena at Reading and Leeds quite significantly."

The article reveals that even with these changes the crowd capacity of the events will not be increased. The Festival Republic boss adds, "I've got quite a strong buzz and feeling in myself in the changes that I'm making there. I'm still formulating the ideas. There will quite a bit more dance music, quite a bit more other bits and pieces."

Benn also reveals that the first headlining act may well be announced in the next couple of months, with the date for the next wave of ticket sales also expected before the festive period.

He explains, "Reading and Leeds (tickets) are going to be going out on sale before Christmas, but we'll have the full (price tickets) on sale in March next year where we announce most of the bill. I'm looking at probably announcing certainly one of the headliners before Christmas."

No acts have been announced yet for next year's twin Reading and Leeds festivals which take place on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August. Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Pre-sale tickets for next year's Reading and Leeds are no longer on sale and were priced at £197.50. eFestivals will bring you links to buy them again once they become available on Friday 30th November 2012.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013


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