Reading Festival 2008

Reading Festival 2008

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2008
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
Daily capacity: 55,000
Last updated: Wed 13th Aug 2008

The dates for Reading Festival 2008 are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire. The line-up over six stages will include the biggest names in rock and pop.

The Main Stage at Reading sees Rage Against The Machine, The Killers, and Metallica headlining. The main stage line-up so far announced includes Queens Of The Stone Age, The Fratellis, The Enemy, Biffy Clyro, Serj Tankian, Dizzee Rascal, Taking Back Sunday, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Anti-Flag, Bloc Party, The Raconteurs, Editors, We Are Scientists, Dirty Pretty Things,The Subways, Tenacious D, Slipknot, Feeder, Avenged Sevenfold, and Dropkick Murphys.

With many of the acts now confirmed for the Main, Radio 1/NME, and Lock Up/Dance, the Festival Republic, Alternative and BBC Introducing Stages, - the line-up so far of those of the 150 acts over the weekend, stage splits and latest rumours, click here.

For the first time BBC Introducing will have a stage at the Reading Festival, this will not be replacing the Carling stage. BBC Introducing stage will play host to the best new UK artists, nominated by new music shows from across the BBC.

The programme of films shown late at night in the Dance Tent is as follows:
Friday: Speed Racer (PG) + Jumper (12A)
Saturday: Iron man (12A) + The Simpsons Movie (PG)
Sunday: I Am Legend (15) + Cloverfield (15)
and programme of short films (See Cinema tent for details)

Tickets have sold out. The price for a ticket was £155 for the 3 days with camping, day tickets are £65, campervans £10, lockers £15, and early entry tickets £10.

Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for children.

Festival Republic produces a guide to Disabled Access and Facilities for all it's festivals, which includes details of the 2-for-1 ticket scheme. Please request a booklet and application form on 020 8961 5490.

On site facilities include: Bars, Cash Points, First Aid & Paramedics, Food & Non Food Stalls, Information. The silent disco will also be making an appearance from Friday to Sunday from 10pm until 4am with DJ No and DJ Steven Guts Vs Steve Lamacq, Bethan Elfyn, The Vinyl Vendettas and My Ex Boyfriends Records.

As with previous years organisers Festival Republic are keen to encourage festival goers to respect the local residents and the environment ,and to encourage everyone to leave their cars at home.

There are normally special National Express and See Coaches festival services running directly into the site from all over the UK. For National Express enquiries click here.

The Lift Share scheme:
If you have to bring your car to Reading then why not try the lift-share scheme. It will reduce traffic congestion to the festival; you can split petrol costs between you, and helps reduce global warming at the same time. For more information click here.

Peak traffic flows are likely on the Thursday and on the morning of the Friday as festival goers arrive on site. Most traffic is expected to depart the site late in the evening on the Sunday and before noon on the Monday. The organisers ask all festival goers to try and avoid these periods unless necessary to minimise congestion.

More information will be here when available.

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