Date: 27 Aug 2004
- 29 Aug 2004
Venue: Little Johns Farm, UK
(UK Festivals Awards)
Headliners booked for Reading/Leeds
Two out of the three main stage headliners for next year's Carling Reading and Leeds festivals have already been decided upon,
according to Mean Fiddler's director of festivals Melvin Benn.
Celebrity Welly Auction!
A pair of rubber boots, signed at this year's Reading Festival by stars including Franz Ferdinand, The Darkness, Lostprophets
and Supergrass, are being auctioned online for Children In Need.
DJ and festival veteran John Peel dies
Peel, 65, whose broadcasting career spanned 40 years, was on a working holiday in the city of Cuzco with his wife Sheila when
he suffered a fatal heart attack. Artists and fans all over the world are now paying tribute.
Power keeps power of Mean Fiddler!
In an astonishing u-turn, Mean Fiddler has ousted chief executive Dean James and scrapped a planned acquisition because its
founder and chairman, Vince Power, has refused to go.
50 Cent accused of knocking out fan
50 Cent is reportedly wanted for police questioning after a fan claimed the US rapper threw a microphone in his face at the
Carling Reading Festival last month.
Rap with a capital C: 50 Cent bottled off at Reading!
Festival organisers were given a clear message of 'don't stop the rock' last night, when festival goers at Reading bottled
off 50 Cent. Earlier in the day, The Rasmus befell a similar fate.
Weather warning for Reading
It's been hammering it down with rain and looks it like there could be more to come this weekend, prompting Reading Festival
organisers to issue a weather warning urging people to come prepared.
New York Dolls WILL play Reading/Leeds
Dolls frontman David Johansen has told reporters his band will fulfil all upcoming tour commitments, including the Carling
weekender, despite the recent death of bassist Arthur Kane.
The Walkmen walk from Reading/Leeds
American rockers The Walkmen have pulled out of their two appearances at the Carling Weekender in Reading and and Leeds later
Iceland Airwaves warming up
Several new bands have just been added to the bill of world's most northerly music festival, complimenting an already impressive
line-up which includes Keane, The Stills and Radio 4.
Reading festival train line closure - again!
For the second year running, those clever people at Network Rail have decided to undertake major repairs on the Paddington
to Reading line, on the weekend thousands of festival-goers need to use it!
Reading festival sells out!
All tickets for the Reading leg of the Carling Weekender have now been sold, Mean Fiddler announced today.
The Vines cancel UK festival dates
Admitting singer Craig Nicholls is suffering from mental and physical exhaustion, The Vines have pulled out of their scheduled
performances at the Carling Weekender Reading and Leeds festivals.
Dance stage line-up for Reading/Leeds
Hip-hop favourite Roots Manuva, cut-up kings 2 Many DJs, and bleep-warrior Squarepusher lead the charge.
Happy campers you will be thanks to Joe Bananas & VF
Virtual Festivals brings you a new online way of pre-ordering tents and other equipment to be picked up later from inside
the festival. It's aptly named 'Sorted!' and it starts in time for Glastonbury
Carling Stage and more for Reading/Leeds
The line up for the Carling Stage has been announced and The Distillers are special guests on the Main Stage for the day headlined
by The Darkness (Fri, Reading/Sat, Leeds)
More bands for Reading/Leeds
Another clutch of bands for the Radio One Stage including The Fiery Furnaces, Stereolab and The (International) Noise Conspiracy,
and return of The Concrete Jungle
More bands for Radio One Stage at Reading/Leeds
Super Furry Animals, MC5, Auf Der Maur, The Stills, The Ordinary Boys, Har Mar Superstar, British Sea Power and more have
been added to the second stage at the Carling Weekend
Carling Weekend Update
More bands have been added to the Main Stage line-up including Goldie Lookin' Chain, The Rasmus and Taking Back Sunday. Plus,
My Morning Jacket will play an exclusive set at Leeds
Reading Weekend Tickets All Gone
As temperatures rise across the country, tickets for the summer's festivals continue to disappear. Organisers have announced
that the Reading leg of the Carling Weekend has sold out.
The Darkness Vs Glastonbury - Round 2!
Darkness singer Justin Hawkins has launched a vicious tabloid attack against the Glastonbury Festival, following Michael Eavis'
alleged comments that the band wanted an extortionate sum to perform this year...
Reading and Leeds Headliners Announced
A whole host of top bands join The Darkness and White Stripes at this year's Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals.
We have full details. Tickets are onsale NOW!
All Things Morrissey
Mozza has been speaking to the music press about his summer plans in the Uk.
The Darkness To Headline Carling Weekend 2004?
Considering their progress in their last 12 months it comes as no surprise that the Brit Award winners have the clout to dominate
the Festival circuit
White stripes For Reading and Leeds '04!
Jack White has announced on stage that the band are set to make good on their promise to headline this year's festivals...
Reading Festival 2004 Discussion