Richfield Avenue Reading
26 -28 August 2016
If you are one of those people who leaves everything to the last minute and were hoping to attend this years Reading festival I have bad news and good news. The Festival is now completely sold out but thankfully there are still tickets for Leeds if you want to see the same awesome line-up over the bank holiday weekend.
Reading and Leeds 2016 undoubtedly has the strongest lineup of any of this years major festivals. Their penchant for big name headliners combined with the best of emerging talent makes this a weekend not to be missed. When you consider that Readings main stage is being opened by two of my favourite acts, Frank Turner followed by Frank Carter you begin to understand just how strong this years lineup is.
Last year Foals blew everyone away with their secret set on the NME stage, so it will be awesome to see them headline Friday this year. Mind you they have some competition with a collaboration between Skrillex and Diplo with their Jack U project. With top of the bill appearances by Biffy Clyro and Red Hot Chili Peppers and support slots from Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons to class rock and pop-punk will have the Reading Main Stage bouncing.
For me the real excitement at Reading comes at the Pit/Lock-up stage. For this old punk a solid three days of punk, hardcore and metal core is pretty much irresistible. With the likes of Creeper, Crossfaith, Asking Alexandria, Trashboat and Hacktivist all on this stage on Friday alone I know where I will be spending most of my time again this year.
Jägermeister is joining the Reading Festival party with the all-new JägerHaus, unearthing the freshest talent and keeping the celebration vibes going into the night. This also means that for the first time in my experience there will be music on the Thursday evening at Reading.
Tickets for Leeds are still available here .