READING FESTIVAL 2004

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Date: 27 Aug 2004 - 29 Aug 2004

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Venue: Little Johns Farm, UK

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Headliners booked for Reading/Leeds

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.

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Celebrity Welly Auction!

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.

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DJ and festival veteran John Peel dies

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.

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Power keeps power of Mean Fiddler!

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.

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50 Cent accused of knocking out fan

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.

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Rap with a capital C: 50 Cent bottled off at Reading!

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.

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Weather warning for Reading

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.

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New York Dolls WILL play Reading/Leeds

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.

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The Walkmen walk from Reading/Leeds

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 this month.

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Iceland Airwaves warming up

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.

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Reading festival train line closure - again!

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!

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Reading festival sells out!

Reading festival sells out!

All tickets for the Reading leg of the Carling Weekender have now been sold, Mean Fiddler announced today.

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The Vines cancel UK festival dates

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.

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Dance stage line-up for Reading/Leeds

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.

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Happy campers you will be thanks to Joe Bananas & VF

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

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Carling Stage and more for Reading/Leeds

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)

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More bands for Reading/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

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More bands for Radio One Stage at Reading/Leeds

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

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Carling Weekend Update

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

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Reading Weekend Tickets All Gone

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.

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The Darkness Vs Glastonbury - Round 2!

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...

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Reading and Leeds Headliners Announced

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!

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All Things Morrissey

All Things Morrissey

Mozza has been speaking to the music press about his summer plans in the Uk.

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The Darkness To Headline Carling Weekend 2004?

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

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White stripes For Reading and Leeds '04!

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...

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