Experts called to save Reading Festival from flooding

Reading Festival organisers have called in the Environmental Agency to protect the site from further flooding after a week of heavy rain leading up to the event.

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.