Reading Festival 2010 News
Melvin Benn has ruled out booking the current Guns N' Roses line-up for the Reading & Leeds festivals again.
US hair-rockers Guns N Roses have responded to claims they were disrespecting fans by appearing two hours late.
Carl Barat has revealed there is a deal in place for more Libertines shows, which could feature festivals.
The final voting stage for the UK Festival Awards 2010 is now open, giving fans the definitive say on another amazing festival season.
Irish promoter Denis Desmond, widely regarded as the most powerful figure in the UK's festival industry, personally intervened to ensure that fans received a full Guns N' Roses show after frontman Axl Rose had tried to end a gig early after being repeatedly pelted by plastic cups.
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In an online rant, Axl Rose has said that Guns N' Roses were on time at last weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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In an interview with Virtual Festivals, up and coming stars Sound of Guns explained that they are a 'festival band'.
Talking to Virtual Festivals Everything Everything described their Reading Festival set as 'lovely'.
"I'm not just saying this because we're here tonight, but Reading kicks the shit out of Leeds," say Blink 182 in a triumphant closing set at the festival.
Guns N' Roses have claimed they had the power pulled on them at Reading Festival on Friday night due to a personal grudge against them by festival boss Melvin Benn.
Arcade Fire capped a magnificent day at Reading Festival with a sublime headline show.
A mammoth crowd gathered far beyond the canvas of the NME tent as Australian drum 'n' bass maestros headlined Reading's Saturday night.
A smallish crowd were gently woken by the folk stylings of Goldheart Assembly in Reading's NME tent on Sunday morning.
Front woman, Ritzy Bryan was full of rock 'n' roll attitude in the NME tent on Sunday morning as she smashed her guitar against the stage floor and amps as early as the first song. "It's good to be back," she professed.
The King Blues play a blinding set early on Sunday despite the odd shower.
Despite Thrice hitting the main stage at Reading Festival, the crowd seemed more interested in getting a tan rather than listening to the Californian rock band.
They may be a long way off from main stage headliners but with plenty of energy and clichés in equal measure, Foxy Shazam owned Reading's Festival Republic stage early Sunday afternoon.
In an early afternoon set, an energetic HEALTH helped to kick off the dance stage at Reading Festival.
California's Local Natives' performance draws a strong crowd just before the rain comes down on Reading.
The rain isn't all bad at Reading Festival, in fact the showers helped Holy Fuck to fill the Dance Tent.
Wild Beasts entertained a full NME tent as the rain drove fans inside for shelter.
Chiddy Bang wowed a large Dance Tent crowd at Reading Festival by freestyling.
Indie pop proved its appeal in Reading's NME stage with The Drums managing to fill the stage to standing room only in anticipation of their set.
The sun came out just in time to warm the large crowd, who flocked to watch Limp Bizkit play what was the best set of the day on the Reading Festival main stage so far.
Kele took his solo effort to Reading to a busy NME tent and the crowd responded loudly to the opening track, 'Walk Tall'.
With a mic in one hand and a spliff in the other, Cypress Hill showed that hip-hop can continue to flourish at Reading Festival picking up from where Dizzee Rascal left off yesterday (Saturday).
After storming through a short set at Reading Festival, Metronomy tell those in the tent to watch Magnetic Man.
The Americana group Band Of Horses will be remembered for their swearing outburst at Reading's NME tent in what was otherwise a competent performance.
Sub Focus and his MC singled-handedly showed why Reading Festival should have a dance day as well as two programmes of Lock Up bands in storming set.
"What's up Reading," asked Yannis Philippakis as the band grooved straight into new album title track, 'Total Life Forever' at Reading's NME tent.
The title says it all, Weezer set the template for how bands should play at Reading Festival.
Dubstep continued to crossover into the mainstream with a heavy debut from Magnetic Man at Reading Festival.
Californian outfit We Are Scientists, joked their way through the penultimate set of Reading 2010's NME stage.
Klaxons returned to close the NME tent where they experienced huge crowd numbers in 2007, to see if they could eclipse the feat.
Marina took to the stage of a pre-packed Festival Republic tent, dressed in all black, and announced, "good evening. How are you tonight? It's an honour to be headlining."
Tens of thousands of fans were left feeling cheated and disappointed after one of the most anticipated headline sets of the summer disintegrated into an embarrassing farce at Reading Festival last night, confounded by a late appearance resulting in the power being pulled before the end of the set.
The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman has declared that UK festivals are the best in the world during an interview with Virtual Festivals at Reading Festival.
Playing to a packed out lock-up tent, Matt Skiba and company blasted straight into 'Armageddon' which would be the song that would sum up the night.
Having been lucky enough to meet the band earlier on in the day, it's difficult to comprehend how such nice, down-to-earth guys can bring so much destruction to a tent.
A huge wall of death and screams blow away any Friday hangovers.
Everything Everything drew a sizeable crowd at Reading's NME tent with 'Suffragette Suffragette' getting an early outing.
South London four-piece gather a healthy crowd in Festival Republic tent.
Festival Republic have quashed rumours that Guns N' Roses are to cancel their headline show at Leeds Festival tomorrow (Sunday) night.
Guns N' Roses were booed during The Futureheads' set at Reading Festival.
'Old White Lincoln' stuck out as a highlight as The Gaslight Anthem played Reading Festival.
Mystery Jets got the crowd bouncing during an ideal sunshine set at Reading Festival.
Leeds band Hadouken! managed to draw a full NME tent with hundreds sat outside as they played Reading's NME stage.
The American band Modest Mouse played to a middling size crowd as they fought off the first shower of Reading festival's Saturday.
Circle pits, wall of deaths, and human pyramids, Gallows pushed what was both physically and legally possible.
In an interview with Virtual Festivals, emerging band Chapel Club have jokingly said that they're the hottest band in the world right now.
A strong performance from Cardiff band, Kids In Glass Houses, meant that in the NME stage it was girlfriends on shoulders time as the tent continued to be rammed to the rafters.
Gary Powell from The Libertines discussed the plans for after their festival shows with Virtual Festivals at Reading Festival.
The Maccabees debuted a new track at Reading Festival on the main stage.
Frank Turner worked a large crowd in the NME tent with comparisons to his Leeds gig on Friday.
The Cribs goaded Guns N' Roses during an early evening set to Reading Festival 2010.
Serj Tankian was greeted to a half empty NME stage today as he went up against Dizzee Rascal on the main stage.
Entertaining comes easy to some people, and after his Reading Festival showing, Dizzee Rascal is one born with such ease.
Cancer Bats pick up the gauntlet where Gallows left off and destroy the lock-up stage.
Polished and professional, The Libertines' last scheduled reunion show at Reading Festival was a masterclass in why the group were so popular in the first place.
Despite not officially being on the line up, No-FX still packed out the lock-up tent to an expecting audience for a secret show.
Serj Tankian was greeted to a half empty NME stage today (Saturday) as he went up against Dizzee Rascal on the Reading Festival main stage.
Cancer Bats pick up the gauntlet where Gallows left off and destroyed the Lock-Up stage at Reading Festival.
Those that had been unlucky enough to find a place beyond the reach of the speakers for Enter Shikari missed out on the best atmosphere and performance of today's NME stage line-up.
The punk rock veterans show just how and why they inspired a generation of kids.
Reading Festival organisers have called in the Environmental Agency to protect the site from further flooding after a week of heavy rain leading up to the event.
American indie band Surfer Blood debuted a new song at Reading Festival 2010.
New Young Pony Club incited the first circle pit in the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading Festival.
A Day to Remember ensured cobwebs were truly dusted off with an early yet powerful set at Reading Festival 2010.
US slackers, Girls, won over the crowd during their NME Stage show at Reading Festival.
Billy Talent kept the crowd going from where A Day To Remember left off at Reading Festival.
Two Door Cinema Club drew the biggest NME/Radio 1 Stage crowd of the weekend so far, calling their show 'the best experience of our lives.'
The Welsh group kept rock alive at Reading Festival with a blistering set.
Yeasayer revealed that they will 'play anywhere' during their set at Reading Festival.
Playing to an enthusiastic crowd, you can depend on Biffy Clyro to pull out a no nonsense rock show.
Harmonies and hooks insure Warpaint are a hit in the Festival Republic stage.
Avi Buffalo take on the emerging sun and woo fans into the Festival Republic stage.
Dressed in a what appears to be a neckerchief borrowed from a BA stewardess and straw hat Adam Green gyrates and throws himself around during a hectic half an hour.
Haven't Delphic grown? Last year they played to next to no one at T In The Park and only a few hundred at Reading Festival.
It would seem that folk is as popular as it has ever been as Mumford & Sons drew a huge crowd at Reading Festival.
QOTSA provider the perfect soundtrack to the early evening chill over Reading Festival.
Blood Red Shoes, this evening, made sure that spiky power chords and head-banging are back in vogue as they took to the stage at Reading.
Despite competition from Guns N' Roses, Phoenix managed to entice a few thousand fans for their penultimate NME/Radio 1 Stage set.
With a late Guns N' Roses not taking to the main stage in time it was up to LCD Soundsystem to close the NME/Radio 1 Arena.
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Police are encouraging those attending Reading Festival to donate their tents to victims of the Pakistan floods after this year's event, rather than destroy them.
The boss of Reading/Leeds Festivals has warned Guns N' Roses not to be late for their headline slot, otherwise they could face the axe.
SeeTickets have apologised for late dispatch of tickets for this weekend's Readng and Leeds Festivals.
Gallows have been confirmed as mystery slot holders at Reading and Leeds Festivals 2010.
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Reading and Leeds Festival are making the final preparations for this year's event with new comics and musicians announced for the Alternative Stage and much more too.
Unconfirmed reports are suggesting that Guns N' Roses have cancelled all of their forthcoming dates which includes Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Guns N' Roses fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief after Reading and Leeds organisers have confirmed that the band will still headline the festivals this month.
With Guns N' Roses definitely playing this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals - thanks Internet rumours - organisers have released the stage times for this year's events.
Motion Picture Soundtrack and Wot Gorilla are among the acts confirmed for the BBC Introducing Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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National Express have announced that they have ticket and travel packages available for the 'sold out' Leeds Festival.
We've teamed up with luxury camping company Tangerine Fields to offer you a 10% discount off their facilities at Reading, Leeds and Creamfields festivals.
Acts for the Alternative Stage for Reading and Leeds Festivals have been unveiled.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has warned that one in every 12 festival tickets bought online are fake, costing victims an average of £80.
If a proposed royalty increase by the Performing Rights Society (PRS) comes to fruition, fans look likely to be paying more for their festival tickets next summer.
It has been announced Reading Festival will pilot bans on alcohol and campfires on the Sunday of this year's event.
A government minister has asked festival promoters to warn ticket-holders about the potential danger of legal highs, the Guardian newspaper has reported.
Marina And The Diamonds, Ash and British Sea Power have been given the nod to headline the Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals this August.
Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion are to headline the Lock Up Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, organisers have announced.
Following the Lock Up Stage announcement on Mike Davies' Punk Show this morning (Tuesday), organisers have also revealed a slew of new acts for this year's Reading and Leeds Festival.
People still looking for tickets for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals have been strongly advised to only use outlets authorised on the official festival websites as a number of ticketing scams have come to light.
Mystery Jets head up a slew of new acts revealed for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Secondary ticketing company viagogo have today (Monday) announced the renewal of their deal with Festival Republic to continue as the official ticket exchange partner of Reading, Leeds and Latitude festivals.
The Libertines are to headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, reports the Guardian ahead of the official announcement at 7pm tonight (Monday).
As predicted, Guns n' Roses, Blink 182 and Arcade Fire will headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals with The Libertines as special guests.
Drummer Travis Barker has fuelled speculation that Blink 182 will return to Reading and Leeds this summer by announcing the group will be playing European festivals in August.
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The shortlists for this year's UK Festival Awards have been announced.
Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2009, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.
Voting for the UK Festival Awards 2009 will go live next Wednesday (23 September).
Early bird tickets for next year's Reading and Leeds Festivals have gone on sale.