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From: 2013.08.24 To: 2013.08.26
Music, mud and mayhem...everything you'd expect from a classic UK summer music festival. Reading Festival is paired with nearby Leeds Festival and the two juggling performers on alternating festival days. Both festivals have had their share of memorable moments...who can forget Kurt Cobain arriving in a wheelchair and the Beastie Boys vs Prodigy spat. The festivals are also famous for their tradition of 'bottling off' unpopular performers, essentially throwing enough bottles on stage that the performer quits early. Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, and more recently rapper 50 Cent were all bottled off stage. Past headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Metallica are proof the festival can deliver big-time talent. The music tends to focus on rock, indie, alternative, punk and metal acts.