Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Reading Festival


It's Festival time!

Thousands of people (87,000 last year) will descend on Reading for this year's Festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend, now only 3 days away. It started way back in the 1970s as the National Jazz Festival found a permanent home in Reading and has continued ever since evolving along the way.

Arthur Brown, East of Eden and Colosseum were all headlining there in 1971 but this year it's Metallica, Mumford & Sons and the Libertines.

As I mooched about, I could see that preparations were all in hand.

This is the view of the colourful tents from the station.

This is the station!

Normally it would be packed with Festival goers but there is a planned train strike with no trains running over the weekend of the Festival.  We have been warned that the roads will be jam-packed full around Reading instead.

Hope the weather is good for everyone.

I'll be at home!

Bye for now.


  1. My sister's partner went to the Reading Festival for years - until last year, when he decided that as his friends' children were going, he must be too old! x

    1. Maybe he should volunteer to help there instead then he'd have a good excuse and a free ticket! x

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    1. The best place, maybe a little crochet! x