Date: 26 Aug 2005
- 28 Aug 2005
Venue: Little Johns Farm, UK
(UK Festivals Awards)
Monkey mayhem at Leeds
Always destined to be THE hot new band of the weekend, Arctic Monkeys look set to follow in the hallowed footsteps of Franz
Ferdinand and The Libertines with a monumental Leeds debut.
Supergroup finale for The Rakes at Reading
For the second time this weekend The Rakes relied on a little help from their friends, this time during their Sunday set at
Reading, with lead singer Alan Donohue out with a throat infection.
Nokia RAW rocking Reading
Festival fans have been making Reading Festival their own by rocking up and playing their favourite tunes live in the Nokia
Libertines will play Reading again
EXCLUSIVE: Libertines drummer Gary Powell has vowed that the band will be back to play Reading Festival again, although they
may be known as something else...
Blue skies seal glorious second day of Leeds 2005
Saturday at Leeds saw the sun shine, the crowds swell and the Northern bands steal the show during the afternoon. Then the
Yanks arrived with The Killers and Pixies and stole the flag.
Grohl back on drums at Reading!
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl thrilled fans during their headline show at Reading by picking up sticks for the first time
at the venue since he performed at the festival with Nirvana 13 years ago! (in 1992)
Nokia RAW activity @ Reading - Sunday
The final day of Reading Festival sees a host of sonic treats in the Nokia RAW Zone, with an air guitar competition and a
visit from Engineers among the highlights.
Iron Maiden nervous about Reading and Leeds
Bruce Dickinson has revealed that Reading and Leeds are very important shows for him as Reading was the first festival he
went to as a kid, and he was originally asked to join Maiden when he was there!
Reading Festival - Signing Tent Times
If you're at Reading this weekend and fancy a chinwag with The Killers, Razorlight or Elbow among others, you'd best get yourself
to the NME Signing tent. Find the full times here.
Star guests fill in for muted Rakes singer at Leeds!
Rakes singer Alan Donohoe arrived at Leeds this morning under the weather and without voice! Fortunately, he had some celebrity
friends on-hand to fill in and ensure that the show went on!
GLC up the ante at Reading
Goldie Lookin' Chain got Reading off to a flying start. Do Me Bad Things had opened this year's festival, but it was the arrival
of Newport's rip hoppers that really got the party started - 1983 style!
Reading bows for new Elbow video!
Elbow's Guy Garvey invited thousands of festival fans to become part of the bands next video by getting their knees muddy!
QOTSA play longest tune of the day at Reading
The Queens ended their set with a mammoth, twelve minute version of 'No One Knows'! Josh Homme said it was his way of saying
'We love you, Reading'
Pixies close fine day of Reading rock
As the last chord of 'Gigantic' rang out across the festival site, Reading was a sea of euphoria. It was a fitting conclusion
to an exceptional day of rock that had also featured The Killers, Kasabian, BRMC and, er, Fightstar
K bands kiss goodbye to debut albums at Reading
The Killers and Kasabian have both used their performances at Reading today as poignant send-offs for their debut albums -
their last live appearances before both bands hit the studio to record their follow-ups.
Iron Maiden rock Leeds to triumphant close
Betraying their earlier nerves, Iron Maiden delivered a headline performance that was nothing short of spectacular - a deafening,
colourful feast for the eyes and ears. It marked the end of a satisfying first day of rock at the Leeds Festival.
No day tickets for Reading/Leeds
Carling Weekend organisers are urging non-ticket holders to stay away from the Leeds and Reading sites as all tickets have
totally sold out, including day passes.
Reading/Leeds bands play 'secret gigs'
Kasabian and Editors are both playing secret warm up gigs in London ahead of their appearances at the Carling: Reading and
Leeds festivals this weekend.
Reading and Leeds on your mobile for 25p
We've teamed up with Nokia at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals to offer you a complete festival programme delivered
direct to your mobile, updated throughout the weekend with news, backstage gossip and action as it unfolds!
Music Masterclasses at Carling Weekend
Nokia is offering rock-relishing festival goers the chance to pick up expert music tips from top live acts like Elbow, Yeti,
and The Subways at this weekend's Reading and Leeds festivals.
Battered Maiden bounce back for Carling Weekend
In the wake of the extraordinary events that saw the band pelted with eggs and their live set sabotaged by event staff at
their recent US Ozzfest show, Iron Maiden are in high spirits for their headline stints at Reading and Leeds this weekend.
Say 'Bollocks to Poverty' at Reading!
This controversial image of Tony Blair going hell for leather with a Sid Vicious sneer and George Bush gurning like a punk
rock gorilla are part of charity ActionAid's latest campaign, at this year's Reading Festival.
More dance acts for Reading/Leeds
A diverse mix of dance acts have been added to the Reading and Leeds lineups. Dreadzone, Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band,
Kano and loads more will all be playing on the Dance Stage.
Cold beer amnesty at Carling weekend!
Hurrah! Carling have declared war on warm beer at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals. At both sites throughout the weekend,
you'll be able to swap your sun-spoilt cans with ice-chilled replacements.
Dance headliners for Reading/Leeds
Mylo, Lemon Jelly, and Audio Bullies have been announced as the dance stage headliners for the Reading and Leeds festivals.
Reading/Leeds Carling Stage unveiled
Cherubs, The Paddingtons, Ladytron, The Caesars and Mystery Jets are among the bands that have just been confirmed for the
Carling Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.
Dinosaur Jr for Reading/Leeds
Dinosaur Jr have been announced as the replacement band for Jimmy Eat World at this year's Carling Weekend, performing in
between The Charlatans and Roots Manuva at the two events.
Reading Festival site under threat
The Reading Festival and WOMAD Rivermead could be forced to find alternative homes, with the owners of the site intent on
selling the land for £1.5m.
New rock stage for Reading/Leeds
The Transplants have been lined up to headline the new Radio 1/Lock Up Stage at this year's Reading/Leeds festivals, with
Bad Religion, Hatebreed, and No Comply also on the bill.
Jimmy Eat World ditch Reading/Leeds
Jimmy Eat World have cancelled their appearance at the Reading/Leeds festivals so that they can support Green Day on tour
in the States.
Three more acts for Reading/Leeds
Finch, The Wedding Present, and All American Rejects have been added to the lineup for the Carling Weekend.
BSP, The Others, more for Reading/Leeds
A bundle of bands have just been added to beef up the Radio 1 / NME stages at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals, including
Hot Hot Heat, Willy Mason and Maximo Park.
British Sea Power reveal festival dates
British Sea Power have revealed their UK summer festival plans and are set to play Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Summer Sundae,
and perhaps most intriguingly, Bestival.
More acts for Reading/Leeds
Funeral For A Friend, LCD Soundsystem, and Roots Manuva are among several acts to have been added to the Carling Weekend:
Reading and Leeds Festival line-up.
Power: "We'll sell out in two weeks"
Mean Fiddler mogul Vince Power has warned festival fans not to hang around buying tickets for the Carling Weekend: Reading
and Leeds festivals, claiming it will sell out in a fortnight.
Reading/Leeds line-up announced!
As expected Pixies, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters will headline this year's Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals - but
there are a few big surprises too!
'Early' Iron Maiden for Reading/Leeds
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has revealed the band will only be playing material from their first four albums at the Carling
Reading/Leeds Festival to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
Reading Festival tickets on sale now!
A small number of early-bird tickets for this year's Reading Festival have gone on sale and you can buy them here and now!
Pixies, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters are the rumoured headliners.
Reading/Leeds festival headliners?
Pixies, Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden have been reported as confirmed headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals,
although Mean Fiddler claims "it's all rumours".
More rumours for Reading/Leeds
Almost a dozen bands are now rumoured to be playing at this year's Carling Reading/Leeds festival, following reports that
Pixies, Iron Maiden and Foo Fighters will be headlining.
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.
The UK Festival Awards - at last!
If you're reading this, chances are, your life is enriched every year by one or more festivals. Like us, you're probably desperate
for a way to say a simple "thank you" to the organisers and artists that make each summer unforgettable. Well, here it is!
Reading/Leeds 2005 tickets on sale now!
After scores of festival fans were left disappointed when both legs of last weekend's Carling Weekend sold out in record time,
organisers have put tickets for next year's events on sale early.
Reading Festival 2005 Discussion