READING FESTIVAL 2009

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Date: 28 Aug 2009 - 30 Aug 2009

Headliners: Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, and Radiohead

Venue: Little Johns Farm, UK

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Winner: (UK Festivals Awards)


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T In The Park favourites - The poll results are in!

T In The Park favourites - The poll results are in!

Sheffield's likely lads, the Arctic Monkeys, have topped our weekly poll to find out which T In The Park 2011 act you're most looking forward to seeing.

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Take part in the 2009 Festival Census

Take part in the 2009 Festival Census

For your chance to make festivals even better AND win a shiny new iPod Touch (16GB), be part of the most important survey in the festival scene.

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Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

With the UK Festival Awards nominations now open, we need your help to shape the Most Memorable Moment category.

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Reading main stage sound poll: RESULTS!

Reading main stage sound poll: RESULTS!

Last week we ran a poll asking Reading Festival-goers whether the event had managed to overcome last year's main stage sound problems. Here are the results...

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Dissected: Reading Festival 2009

Dissected: Reading Festival 2009

For those who didn't manage to drag themselves out of the campsites, here's what happened at this year's Reading Festival...

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Watch Reading, Leeds on Virtual Festivals

Watch Reading, Leeds on Virtual Festivals

Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you all the best bits from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Winds blamed for poor Reading sound

Winds blamed for poor Reading sound

Once again, Reading Festival organisers have had to defend the main stage sound levels.

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Radiohead play career-spanning Reading set

Radiohead play career-spanning Reading set

Radiohead brought Reading 2009 to an empathic close with the inclusion of a new song as well as fan favourite, 'Creep'.

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Reading plagued with poor sound - again

Reading plagued with poor sound - again

Feeble main stage sound levels hampered Arctic Monkey's highly anticipated return to Reading Festival last night (Saturday).

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Rise Against wow in packed Reading Festival tent

Rise Against wow in packed Reading Festival tent

Rise Against's highly anticipated Lock Up Tent set brought the stage to a close in energetic fashion.

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Brilliant Bizzle returns to Reading Festival

Brilliant Bizzle returns to Reading Festival

Lethal Bizzle marked his fifth Reading Festival performance in a rammed Radio 1/NME Tent.

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Kings Of Leon: 'you've had enough of us'

Kings Of Leon: 'you've had enough of us'

Kings Of Leon were in typical uncharismatic form last night as they closed the first night of Reading Festival.

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Enter Shikari and more play day two of Reading

Enter Shikari and more play day two of Reading

Enter Shikari were the act to really get the crowds going, playing the main stage at day two of the Reading Festival.

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Funeral For A Friend silence Reading main stage

Funeral For A Friend silence Reading main stage

Funeral For A Friend's sound cut out during a wet day one of Reading Festival.

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Relive Reading and Leeds Festival right here!

Relive Reading and Leeds Festival right here!

Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you all the best bits of Reading and Leeds Festival.

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Festival weather watch: Reading and Leeds

Festival weather watch: Reading and Leeds

With Reading and Leeds to kick off in just two days time, we take a look at the weather forecast for both festivals.

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No box office at Reading and Leeds Festival

No box office at Reading and Leeds Festival

Organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festival have warned non-ticket holders that there will be no box office at either site this year.

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Buy Reading & Leeds tickets, pick up at the gate

Buy Reading & Leeds tickets, pick up at the gate

Viagogo are offering Reading and Leeds Festival fans the chance to get last minute tickets to this weekend's festivals and pick up the passes on the gate.

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Buy Viagogo V Festival tickets, pick up at the gate

Buy Viagogo V Festival tickets, pick up at the gate

Viagogo are offering V Festival fans the chance to get last minute tickets to this weekend's festival and pick up the passes on the gate.

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The Libertines to play festivals in 2010

The Libertines to play festivals in 2010

The Libertines will play festivals next year, according to co-frontman Pete Doherty.

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Online festival ticket fraud down on last year

Online festival ticket fraud down on last year

Less people are being conned into buying festival tickets from unofficial websites, police and festival organisers believe.

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Monkeys to give away Reading, Leeds passes

Monkeys to give away Reading, Leeds passes

In true Charlie And The Chocolate Factory fashion, Arctic Monkeys will be giving away two Golden Tickets to Reading and Leeds Festival with their new single 'Crying Lightning'.

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Win guest Reading and Leeds Festival tickets

Win guest Reading and Leeds Festival tickets

We've got a pair of guest tickets to give away to the sold out Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Reading and Leeds Alternative Stage announced

Reading and Leeds Alternative Stage announced

Reading and Leeds Festival chiefs have revealed the plans for this year's Alternative Stage.

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Reading Festival bans flags

Reading Festival bans flags

Reading Festival have made the shock move of banning all flags from inside the arena for the 2009 festival.

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Reading and Leeds announce more bands

Reading and Leeds announce more bands

Soft Toy Emergency, Everything Everything, Lovvers and more are among the names set to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds.

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Kids In Glass Houses for Reading and Leeds

Kids In Glass Houses for Reading and Leeds

Kids In Glass Houses are among the latest acts confirmed for Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Organisers push for extra Reading Festival tickets

Organisers push for extra Reading Festival tickets

Reading Festival organiser Melvin Benn and Festival Republic are in the process of asking Reading Borough Council if they can sell up to 6,500 more tickets over the next two years.

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Noah And The Whale, The XX for Reading, Leeds

Noah And The Whale, The XX for Reading, Leeds

Noah And The Whale and The XX are the latest names confirmed for Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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10% off ALL festival tickets with Viagogo

10% off ALL festival tickets with Viagogo

Virtual Festivals have teamed up with secondary ticketing site Viagogo to offer you 10% off of all their festival tickets.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Jack Penate added to Reading/Leeds line-ups

Jack Penate added to Reading/Leeds line-ups

Jack Penate is the latest addition for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Faith No More to headline Reading and Leeds

Faith No More to headline Reading and Leeds

Faith No More have been confirmed as headliners for the NME/Radio1 Stage at this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Deadmau5 top dance tent at Reading and Leeds

Deadmau5 top dance tent at Reading and Leeds

Deadmau5 will headline the Dance Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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The View and more for Reading and Leeds

The View and more for Reading and Leeds

Scottish rockers The View are among the latest acts announced for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Frank Turner confirmed for Reading & Leeds

Frank Turner confirmed for Reading & Leeds

Former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner has been confirmed to play Reading and Leeds festival this summer.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Little Boots and more for Reading and Leeds

Little Boots and more for Reading and Leeds

Little Boots is among the latest names confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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Hockey to play Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds

Hockey to play Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds

Hockey are set to play Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Virtual Festivals can officially reveal.

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Send in your Big Green Ideas

Send in your Big Green Ideas

Come up with a brilliant idea to make festivals kinder to the environment and you could win a fantastic festival goody bag, packed with rare and exclusive items from Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds, Reading and T in the Park!

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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More names for Reading and Leeds

More names for Reading and Leeds

Billy Talent and Anti-Flag are among the first names confirmed for the Lock Up Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Tickets back on sale for Reading Festival

Tickets back on sale for Reading Festival

A limited number of Reading Festival tickets have been made available.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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Faith No More to play Reading and Leeds

Faith No More to play Reading and Leeds

The recently reformed Faith No More have announced on their website that they are playing this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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Lost Prophets for Reading and Leeds bill

Lost Prophets for Reading and Leeds bill

Lost Prophets are the latest name to be confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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Reading & Leeds weekend tickets sold out

Reading & Leeds weekend tickets sold out

Weekend tickets for both Reading and Leeds festival have completely sold out.

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UK festivals endorse secondary ticketing

UK festivals endorse secondary ticketing

The UK festival industry has today officially endorsed secondary ticketing for the first time, with Reading, Leeds and Latitude signing up Viagogo as their official secondary platform, ahead of Reading and Leeds going on-sale later today.

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Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading & Leeds

Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading & Leeds

Arctic Monkeys are the first headliner to be announced for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Reading and Leeds Headliners Revealed!

Reading and Leeds Headliners Revealed!

Radiohead and Kings Of Leon will join Arctic Monkeys as headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store

Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store

Virtual Festivals is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Noise Merchandise to make sure you're kitted up for the upcoming summer.

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Little Boots reveals her festival plans for 2009

Little Boots reveals her festival plans for 2009

Little Boots has revealed that she is set to play nearly every major festival in the UK this summer.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...

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Lethal Bizzle to play Reading and Leeds?

Lethal Bizzle to play Reading and Leeds?

Lethal Bizzle is eyeing up a return to this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.

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Libertines turn down Reading & Leeds

Libertines turn down Reading & Leeds

According to Pete Doherty, The Libertines were offered a substantial amount of money to headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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No metal headliners for Reading and Leeds?

No metal headliners for Reading and Leeds?

Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys are to headline this year's Reading And Leeds Festivals, sources have suggested.

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U2 set for Isle Of Wight Festival?

U2 set for Isle Of Wight Festival?

U2 are set to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival, a tabloid newspaper has suggested.

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Reading & Leeds warn of fake ticket sites

Reading & Leeds warn of fake ticket sites

Fans of Reading and Leeds Festivals are being urged not to buy tickets from fake websites.

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AC/DC announce UK stadium shows

AC/DC announce UK stadium shows

AC/DC have announced two UK stadium shows as part of their 2009 world tour.

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Five arrested in online ticket fraud investigation

Five arrested in online ticket fraud investigation

Five people have been arrested in an online ticket fraud investigation regarding festival tickets and Beijing Olympics passes.

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Klaxons to 'play every festival possible'

Klaxons to 'play every festival possible'

Expect to see Klaxons at a festival near you next summer after the band promise to play every festival possible.

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Kings Of Leon set for Reading and Leeds

Kings Of Leon set for Reading and Leeds

Kings Of Leon have been lined up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival, according to a source close to the band.

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Volunteers wanted from Reading & Leeds

Volunteers wanted from Reading & Leeds

Festival Republic, the promoters behind Reading and Leeds Festivals, are looking for volunteers to help with their overseas projects in 2009.

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New festival announced for Reading site

New festival announced for Reading site

Little John's Farm, the site of Reading Festival, is set to stage a brand new festival called Heavenly Planet next year.

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Foo Fighters announce UK festival hiatus

Foo Fighters announce UK festival hiatus

Foo Fighters look unlikely to make any UK festival appearances in 2009 following comments made by their lead singer Dave Grohl.

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