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Reading Festival 2008 News

22 Aug 2008 - 24 Aug 2008
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Winner Festival Rock Act, Best Urban Act, Festival Pop Act, Best Newcomer Award (UK Festivals Awards 2008)



A Greener Festival Award shortlist released
A Greener Festival has commended 12 festivals for their hard work in promoting environmentally friendly events.
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Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards
The shortlists for this month's UK Festival Awards have been announced and fans now have one week to make a difference in a second round of voting.
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UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!
Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2008, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.
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UK Festival Awards launch party unveiled
Virtual Festivals and Headphone Disco have teamed up for a special night of summer anthems to celebrate the launch of the UK Festival Awards.
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The Killers: Reading rubbish is "worrying"
The Killers have vowed to clean up their carbon footprint after being appalled by the mess made by fans at the Reading and Leeds Festival.
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Weather blamed for poor Reading sound
Reading organiser Melvin Benn has blamed the weather for the poor sound levels at this year's festival.
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Reading and Leeds tickets on sale now
Early bird tickets have gone on sale for the 2009 Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Metallica bring Reading Festival to a close
Metallica brought down the curtain on Reading Festival last night (Sunday) with a hit heavy set of metal anthems.
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Last Shadow Puppets play orchestral show at Reading
The Last Shadow Puppets played an extraordinary orchestra-backed set at Reading Festival, although it was not without its faults.
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Manic Street Preachers unleash the hits at Reading
'Go Faster' greeted a sparse but enthusiastic crowd as the Manic Street Preachers set about rekindling past glories during their Saturday night headline set in the Radio 1/NME tent.
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The Killers preview new track at Reading
The Killers performed an extravagent headline set on the second day at Reading Festival (Saturday), previewing a brand new song.
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Watch filmed interviews direct from Reading
Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you filmed interviews direct from Reading Festival.
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Reading and Leeds off to a flyer
The Reading and Leeds Festival has drawn record crowds on the opening day (Friday) as early risers enjoy the opening day of the dual town festival.
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Rage Against The Machine return to Reading
Rage Against The Machine performed a stunning headline set at Reading Festival, 15 years to the day since they first appeared at the world-famous rock event.
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Metallica "cares about you" at Leeds Festival
Metallica closed the opening day of Leeds Festival with their pioneering brand of metal making up for the mud.
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Reading and Leeds "completely" sold out
The organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festival have confirmed that all tickets to both Reading and Leeds Festival have been sold.
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Bring Me The Horizon for Reading & Leeds
Sheffield deathcore band Bring Me The Horizon have been announced as the replacement for Slipknot at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Pigeon Detectives jump start Leeds Festival
The Pigeon Detectives crowned an impressive first night at Leeds Festival with a 'secret' show tonight (Thursday).
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Pigeon Detectives for 'surprise' Leeds show
Pigeon Detectives have been revealed as a last minute addition to the Leeds Festival line up.
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Slipknot pull Reading and Leeds shows
Slipknot pull Reading and Leeds shows
Slipknot have been forced to cancel their appearances at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle.
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Fans to dress like AC/DC's Angus Young at Reading
AC/DC are giving fans the chance to watch an exclusive one-off performance by the band, but they must dress up as their guitarist Angus Young.
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'Podpads' still available for Reading Festival
A number of Podpads are still up for grabs at Reading Festival, meaning you can still snap up the chance to do the festival in style and comfort.
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Police warn of fake Reading and Leeds tickets
Police warn of fake Reading and Leeds tickets
Police are warning music fans not to buy tickets for this year's Reading and Leeds festival from touts.
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Comedy and Silent Disco for Reading/Leeds
The comedy and after hours programmes have been announced for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.
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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.
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Reading & Leeds announce BBC Introducing stage
Ipso Facto and Thomas Tantrum are among the slew of names confirmed for the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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The Blackout join Reading and Leeds line-up
The Blackout join Reading and Leeds line-up
The Blackout are set to open the main stage on Saturday at Reading Festival and Sunday at Leeds.
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Anti Flag invite fans to choose Reading/Leeds set
Anti Flag invite fans to choose Reading/Leeds set
Anti Flag have announced they'll play a second set at Reading and Leeds, in which fans can vote for the songs they want to hear.
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Reading and Leeds announce new arena
Glasvegas and Late Of The Pier are among the first names announced for the brand new Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Warning over Reading Festival tickets scam
Warning over Reading Festival tickets scam
The official ticketing website for Reading Festival is warning fans over a scam which could see them lose hundreds of pounds.
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More additions for Reading and Leeds
More additions for Reading and Leeds
Plain White Ts, Henry Rollins, Pete & The Pirates and Jeffrey Lewis are among the latest acts confirmed for the Reading and Leeds festivals.
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Last Shadow Puppets confirm festival
The Last Shadow Puppets have been confirmed to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Loads more for Reading and Leeds
CSS, Gallows, Be Your Own Pet and The Automatic are among the latest acts confirmed for the Reading and Leeds festivals.
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Reading and Leeds tickets selling out fast
Reading and Leeds tickets selling out fast
All 200,000 weekend tickets for this year's Reading and Leeds Festival have sold out in record time.
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First acts for Reading and Leeds Festivals
Rage Against The Machine, The Killers and Metallica will headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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British Sea Power reveal festival dates
British Sea Power have let slip at least five UK festivals they'll be playing this summer.
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Festival Republic announce new US fest
Festival Republic have partnered with the people behind Lollapolooza and Austin City Limits to create a new rock festival in America.
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The Carling Weekend is no longer
The Carling Weekend is no longer
Reading Festival will reclaim its iconic title of old after it emerged that organisers Festival Republic and sponsors Carling have parted ways.
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My Chemical Romance target Reading
My Chemical Romance have revealed they want to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2008.
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