Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hey,

I just won VIP upgrades to Reading Festival 2019 (yaaaaay). Was wondering is VIP the same as guest tickets or is there any more perks?

Anyone been VIP before would like to share their experiences? Such as what the camping/toilets/bar is like?

Do you actually get to meet many of the bands just walking around backstage?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Beazus said:

Hey,

I just won VIP upgrades to Reading Festival 2019 (yaaaaay). Was wondering is VIP the same as guest tickets or is there any more perks?

Anyone been VIP before would like to share their experiences? Such as what the camping/toilets/bar is like?

Do you actually get to meet many of the bands just walking around backstage?

you don't get to go 'backstage'. You do get access to the backstage hospitality area, where it's unusual for any of the bands to hang out (tho occasionally some do).

If you see anyone famous it's most likely to be z-list celebs who've blagged a ticket like yours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Managed to blag a pair through work last year. You're not backstage with the bands but in a hospitality area to the right hand side of the main stage. 

There are toilets, a big bar in a Marquee with a very small queue (that had a DJ that played til 2am!) and food stalls in there, plus loads of benches to sit on which is great!

We didn't camp, just went there for 2 of the 3 days so can't comment on the camping situation!

It's just lovely not being around the litter and the endless drunken/high kids that seem to be everywhere at reading!

Not much shade in there though, wear suncream!

 

Enjoy! 

 

 

Edited by RjAxx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/20/2018 at 2:04 AM, Beazus said:

Hey,

I just won VIP upgrades to Reading Festival 2019 (yaaaaay). Was wondering is VIP the same as guest tickets or is there any more perks?

Anyone been VIP before would like to share their experiences? Such as what the camping/toilets/bar is like?

Do you actually get to meet many of the bands just walking around backstage?

its really the same thing - although Reading VIP/Guest area may also contain other ' Promotional Bars ' that require a specific invite - for a few years 'Levi Strauss' had a Bar with games machines - the actual pass to get in was a ' Levi Button ' which I presume was being handed out within that VIP/guest area - I am uncertain about that as my Team was running that bar so my Crew pass allowed me in so never really paid attention to anyone handing out invites.

So if you spot people handing things out ' within the VIP/guest area ' it may be a pass to a Promotional Bar - they don't do it every year so impossible to predict if they do it this year.

very unlikely that you will spot many famous people although they do have a interview area where they do the filming. 

I have worked in the VIP/guest bar loads of times but the year that stands out has to be Reading 2000 due to Oasis as they only agreed to play if the VIP/guest bar was closed while they were on stage - that really did upset VIP/guest pass holders but for everyone working in that bar they were well happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...