Experts called to save Reading Festival from flooding
Preparations put in place for bad weather
Sam Chapman on 27 August 2010
The agency, along with site crew, yesterday (26 August) pumped a quarter of a million gallons of water away from the site
to prevent further waterlogging.
Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic said in a statement: "I am extremely grateful to them [Environmental Agency]. We have obviously experienced heavy rainfall over the past couple of days but the rest of the weekend is looking good – here's to another great Reading Weekend."
The weather is expected to improve over the weekend with only light showers predicted for today (27 August), according to Metcheck.
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Reading Festival 2010 will take place at St John’s Farm, Reading and Leeds Festival 2010 is set to be housed at Branham Park, Yorkshire. Both will take place from 27-29 August.