Reading Festival 2009

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Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2009
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£175 for a weekend ticket, £70 a day ticket - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 55,000
Last updated: Tue 18th Aug 2009

Rock, alternative, indie, punk, metal, with big names, breaking acts, and exclusive performances Reading Festival has it all.

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The dates for Reading Festival 2009 are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire.

The headliners for this year's festival will be Kings Of Leon (Friday), Arctic Monkeys (Saturday), and Radiohead(Sunday).

Also playing the main stage on Friday are Faith No More, Kaiser Chiefs, Placebo, Fall Out Boy, Deftones, and Funeral For A Friend. Saturday has The Prodigy, Maximo Park, Ian Brown, The Courteeners, Enter Shikari, and Eagles Of Death Metal. Sunday's line-up includes Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and Brand New.

The NME/Radio 1 Stage will see Gossip, and Glasvegas play on Saturday. Sunday has Lostprophets. Further additions to that stage's bill include Jamie T, AFI, White Lies, Friendly Fires, The Maccabees, Gallows, The Gaslight Anthem, and Florence & The Machine.

The Lock Up Stage line-up has Billy Talent, and Rise Against headlining with a bill over two days including Anti-Flag, Alexisonfire, Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, The Aggrolites, Thursday, The Bronx, Mad Caddies, Rival Schools, and Set Your Goals.

For the day, stage splits, line-ups and rumours where available, please click here.

Tickets have sold out and were priced at £175 for a weekend ticket, £70 a day ticket, and £10 for an early bird Thursday entry ticket. Campervan and Caravan permits cost £20 in advance and £30 on the gate. Car park passes are £5 in advance this year, or £10 on arrival. Over 18's wristband will be optional, but allow those that look young to not have to carry ID around all the time.

There has been the occasional re-release of tickets, to see if they might be available, click here.

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Note: This year tickets will not be on sale at the gate. There will be no box office of any kind. All tickets will be sent out to customers. Overseas customers will need to pick up tickets from The Hexagon.

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. All application forms must be submitted by Friday 24th July 2009.

This year no flags will be allowed to be taken into the festival arena, as they obstruct the view of people behind.

A new on site supermarket can be found near the arena entrance in the Village. It will sell convenience foods, snacks, pies/pasties, chilled drinks, fresh daily bread and milk, newspapers, beer/lager/cider, toiletries, pharmacy, general grocery, fresh sliced meats, bacon, sausage, butter and cheeses, deli counter, and cigarettes. The supermarket will offer a card payment facility (minimum purchase £5) with cashback. Other on site facilities include: Bars, Cash Points, First Aid & Paramedics, Food & Non Food Stalls, Information.

There's a few alterations for 2009.
The arena is to be extended at the Western end to create more space for the Radio One tent, make room for an extra block of loos and improve the levels of music on site, without increasing the disturbance off site for residents.
A new policy on Crowd Surfing. The policy has been revised and if attendees come over the barrier for fun, they will be put back onto road G4 and made to walk back down to the arena entrance to come back into the arena that way, the long way
The Arena Entrance has moved, the layout will change this year to ease the flow in and out.
Campsite toilets have been rearranged within the campsites, the site map when available will show this.
There are to be NO aerosols (over 100ml) or gas canisters. If you want to cook outside your tent you bring bring disposable barbecues only. Anyone seen with canisters or cylinders will be ejected from site.
There will be no Indigo Zone this year. What was indigo last year will revert back to brown and purple.

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.

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.

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.

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More information will be here when available.

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