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  1. Post as and when you have your tickets in hand and where you ordered from-
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    Reading or Leeds ??

    Again I’m sure it depends on the individual and what you’re after. Im always more than ready to head to bed after a full day in the arena. I’m MUCH older than you though! I think half the fun of festivals should just be chilling with your mates talking bollocks, if you need 24/7 action, you’re not necessarily there with the right people. Don’t forget that the arena is pretty much open 12 hours and you will want some sleep! No idea re the best camp for you, I only know Reading and would likely not want to camp where you’d have the most fun!
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    Reading or Leeds ??

    It will completely depend on preference, specific year, bands, weather, mates, Neighbours etc etc, so Id ignore all that guff and not pick off the fact someone of the Internet suggests the atmosphere is better at one, as you’ll just as quick find someone else saying different For me the liklihood of having better weather at reading would be the only differentiator if you otherwise have no preference and not sure what you’d like better Obviously otherwise Reading is obviously easier to access if coming by train and has all the amenities of town so you don’t have to cart everything with you. More of a pain of coming by car though Leeds is more of a ‘festival’ of being out of town with the pros and cons of that The ‘town’ is a unique aspect in itself for reading, not really available at other fests, it’s cool walking around a town completely taken over by scruffs in wellies! I’d go to both if I were you, so you can work out which one suits you best, as some of us have been going for 15+ years so it may not be a one off!
  4. Mine arrived today. Bought via Frontgate tickets/ Ticketmaster
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    Lineup 2018

    They've said they're fulfilling commitments without the offender. This just goes to show that no publicity is bad publicity as I'd never heard of them until this was all mentioned on here! He'll probably even quietly rejoin the band on the next touring cycle, assuming he's not actually done anything illegal
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    Lineup 2018

    It is always the way. This year is light at the very top though. If youre not into Kendrick there’s no ‘BIG’ show to look forward too, FOB and KOL offer nothing new. Luckilly for me I LOVE Wolf Alice so my Friday night is sorted, otherwise the very top of the evenings are damp squibs for me which will be a bit of a downer.
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    Lineup 2018

    It is always the way. This year is light at the very top though. If youre not into Kendrick there’s no ‘BIG’ show to look forward too, FOB and KOL offer nothing new. Luckilly for me I LOVE Wolf Alice so my Friday night is sorted, otherwise the very top of the evenings are damp squibs for me which will be a bit of a downer.
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    Reading and Leeds Festival Research

    Completed it, not sure what it’s actually going to tell you and the audience here is very different to that you’ll get at the festival itself (now and in previous years) as someone whos been to the last 20 Readings, I’ve seen the music rotate around with trends over the years, by far the biggest change to the festival in that time has been due to festivals in general becoming far more mainstream. When I first went in 97, festivals were still very much alternative things, these days it’s not alternative if you don’t go to one. The lineups will obviously be affected by this. Reading has always aimed at what’s cool with kids and now the mainstream go to a festival, the cooler end of the mainstream will now be represented as opposed to the alternative niche which it once targeteD ir would be interesting to compare the lineups with radio 1 playlists over the years and see what correlation there is
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    Lineup 2018

    Why would you lie about anything at all? (one of us is on the ball)
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    Lineup 2018

    Another log Another logo change
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    Lineup 2018

    Wonder Years headlining the Lamar day would be perfect for me
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    Lineup 2018

    Downvote for twice using the word cockwomble
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    Lineup 2018

    Anyone have any thoughts of whether the Wonder Years could play? Supposedly making a new record at the mo, would a European Summer tour be an option or are they more likely to stick to the states?
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    Security

    Noticed loads of armed police outside on the Friday night bag checks seem to be a fair bit stricter too
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    2017 festival

    Supposedly the Tears played to pretty much a line of people on the barrier in 2005, didnt actually see it though (like pretty much everyone else it seems!)
  16. This years traditional weather thread Reading Looked like a chance of rain earlier in the week but now seems to be settled to be pretty much perfect festival weather, not too hot and just enough sun to not get you burnt! - https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/reading/rg1-2/daily-weather-forecast/330396 Leeds Also looking good bar perhaps the Sunday, although a little rain on Weds adding to a load on Tuesday may make it a small trial for early birders- https://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/leeds/ls1-6/daily-weather-forecast/712327
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    2017 Weather thread

    Looks like it is indeed a bit muddy for those arriving early at Leeds http://ift.tt/2vo6wo4 hipefully will be nice and dry by friday AM
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    Hotel accomodation

    You may want to offer a bit of discount if you want to sell, you can get the two nights at the Penta Hotel (a nicer hotel) in central reading, so easily walkable from the site for the same price
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    2017 festival

    I suspect it will be big at both, reaction to Rock n Roll star and Slide Away will likely be less though, as whilst huge songs at the time for those who 'were there', they're probably less well known amongst the younger crowds. Its pretty much the equivalent of Page and Plant playing in '98, as someone who was then 20, I was firmly encamped at the Super Furry Animals in the tent. If there had been no one I liked in the tent, I would've been at Page and Plant but would've known nothing but the very biggest songs
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    2017 festival

    The average age at Glastonbury is over 40 now isn't it? You'd imagine low mid 20s at Reading, so for the vast majority at Reading most wouldn't have been more than a few years old when Oasis where at their peak. So it may make for a different experience
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    2017 festival

    Are they really that big in the UK now? Can't imagine the tent being too busy when they're on given the headline opposition elsewhere. They had a fair old crowd last time they played, they actually seemed bigger to me then though. (Although I have since left the UK!)
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    2017 festival

    This is definitely my worse clash. Love Grouplove and theyre brilliant live. Never seen Korn though. At the moment it pretty much looks like they will clash directly. Boooooooooooooo
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    2017 festival

    Can't imagine them on the main stage. They were great in the Pit a couple of years ago, even the NME would seem a bit weird though
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    2017 festival

    Yes a full on Oasis maybe. Not just Gallagher though. Ian Brown played mid main stage last time he played Reading (and was quite possibly the worst act I've seen in my 20 years of going!)
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    2017 festival

    The actual full Oasis didnt even go down a storm when they played back in 2001 or whenever it was.
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