Reading Festival 2010

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£180 for a weekend ticket
daily capacity: 87000
last updated: Thu 26th Aug 2010

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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 the 87,000 capacity Reading Festival are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010 at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire.


Guns N' Roses headline Friday, the Saturday headliner is Arcade Fire, and Blink 182 on Sunday. Also appearing on the main stage over the weekend are special guests The Libertines on Saturday. The line-up also includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Lostprophets, Nofx, A Day To Remember, Serj Tankian, Wild Beasts, Girls, Gogol Bordello, Billy Talent, Dizzee Rascal, The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Paramore, Weezer, Cypress Hill, Limp Bizkit, You Me At Six, All Time Low, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Delphic, Yeasayer, The Big Pink, Two Door Cinema Club, Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Crystal Castles, Frank Turner, Klaxons, We Are Scientists, Foals, Band Of Horses, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), The Drums, and more.

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Early bird tickets are no longer available. Tickets will be priced £180 for a weekend ticket, and £15 for an early bird Wednesday entry ticket. Campervan and Caravan permits cost £20 in advance and £30 on the gate. Day tickets will be priced at £75. Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per household for those booking online.

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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.

Disabled info

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.

New Conditions for 2010

No aerosols (over 250ml) or gas canisters this year. Those wanting to cook need to bring disposable BBQs, trangias or solid fuel stoves. Anyone seen with canisters or cylinders will be ejected from site. The caravan and campervan ticket holders in white campervan field only will be permitted to bring in gas containers up to the limit of 3kg.

This year only small, clean, campfires only are allowed in the campsites they must be kept below knee height and less than one pace wide. They will be monitored and extinguished if otherwise. A new policy this year means that ALL campfires will be extinguished after 8pm on Sunday. There will be a firewood trader onsite to buy clean wood for your small campfires - clean firewood will be on sale until 6pm Sunday evening.

This year there will be a Sunday Pass-out System. There will be no re-entry to the festival after 8pm unless you collect a pass-out on your way out of the festival.

On Sunday, the amount of alcohol allowed to be brought into the campsite will be a maximum of two cases per person until 6pm, and then after 6pm, alcohol will not be allowed through the entrance gates at all.

There will be an increase in Police and Security in the campsites. There will be an onsite Police Station at Piccadilly Circus open from Wednesday. The Information Tent will be located at road G4 and a second one will be in the arena in between the Alternative and Festival Republic stages.

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


There will be an 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.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£180 for a weekend ticket
daily capacity: 87000
last updated: Thu 26th Aug 2010

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