SilentArena for Reading and Leeds

plus late night entertainment announced

published: Tue 17th Aug 2010

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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

Coming to Reading & Leeds Festivals for the first time is the SilentArena, and there's more late night entertainment announced for both sites.

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Coming to Reading and Leeds for the first time SilentArena present the world's largest concurrent silent disco featuring a total capacity of 9000 people across both sites. The party will on go on into the small hours long after the headline acts have finished, featuring well known DJs competing head-to-head for the crowds attention. At Leeds the SilentArena will run from 11pm – 5am. At Reading the SilentArena will be at two locations from 10.30pm – 4am with Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn and The Vinyl Vendettas, My Ex Boyfriends Records and more names to be confirmed.

On Thursday night at Leeds there's a night of entertainment from local label Dance To The Radio DJs who have a free album download available for people wanting to check out the bands they'll see on site, (here).

ActionAid will be returning to Reading festival with their tent just outside the main arena. With comfy seating, giant games and table football by day and feel good DJs until 3am. This year ActionAid are asking festival goers to say Bollocks to Poverty by putting hunger back in the headlines by putting themselves on the cover of specially created magazine NMH by posing with hunger-busting headlines. Dress up, strike a rock star pose, and say bollocks to poverty by demanding a HungerFREE world.

Also at Leeds is the Relentless Energy Stage offering entertainment between 10pm and 3am each night with DJs and live music. Check out Plastic Thumbs, Crystal Fighters (live), The Qemists Soundsystem, Goldierocks, Drums Of Death (live), Dekker, Punks Jump Up, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Gaymers Cider will also be hosting their own area at Leeds with live music, DJs and entertainment. Lewis Floyd Henry, Connan Mockasin, and Skinny Lister will all perform during the days and The Cosmic Truth, Broken Heart DJs, and DJ Kobayashi will be spinning the tunes. Rockeoke returns alongside a music quiz and a Gaymers Jukebox where everybody can be the superstar DJ until 3am each night.

The Salvation Army marquee also returns to both site for anybody who has any problems over the weekend, are worried about anything or just need a friendly chat. The marquee will be close to its usual location in Reading on G4 road, near the Green camping area and between the river and the main area and will also be at Leeds. They will be serving hot drinks and can even help with blankets if anything gets lost. Last year in Reading they initiated a 'Food Drive' where they collected any non perishable food they have left after the weekend. This resulted in over a tonne of food being collected from the recycling areas and at the marquee which was then distributed for those in need in the Reading area. Festival goers are recommended they drop off any left over tins before they head home at the end of the festival.

Reading Festival happens at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival, at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, both happen from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August.

Guns N' Roses are joined on headlining duty by Arcade Fire, and Blink 182 at both festivals. Also appearing on the main stage over the weekend are 'special guests' The Libertines - at Reading on the Saturday, and at Leeds on the Friday.

The line-up also includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Lostprophets, Nofx, 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), and The Drums.

The festivals will feature a full line-up of over 150 acts over the weekend on six stages. For the line-up details, stage splits, days where available, and the latest rumours please click here for Reading and here for Leeds.

Tickets were priced at £180 for a weekend ticket and have sold out for Reading.

To buy tickets to Leeds - click here.

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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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