Reading campsite to be linked by bridge

Reading Festival is set to erect a bridge over the Thames to allow festival-goers easier access to the main arena from the campsite across the river.

In previous years revellers have had to cross the water using a fleet of ferries, but organisers have admitted that it 'took a while'.

Speaking to festival organiser Melvin Benn said: "I've got this campsite on the other side of the Thames in Reading, I've been using it for two or three years now and ferrying people across the river from that campsite, which is OK but doesn't work quite so well – it took a while.

"This year I've decided to go for it and actually build a bridge across the Thames which is great, it means the access is so straightforward. It gives festival-goers the opportunity to camp with so much more space and you don't have to bother with waiting for a boat to get across."

The sold out Reading Festival will take place at Little Johns Farm, Reading from 22-24 August with The Killers, Rage Against The Machine and Metalicca headlining. Bloc Party, Babyshambles, The Last Shadow Puppets and many more are also set to appear.

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