Friday 22 August 2014 — Sunday 24 August 2014
Little John's Farm
Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom
The Reading Festival is the original and the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. It has had various musical phases over the years, including a variety of genres, such as rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal since it's arrival in 1971.
The festival typically has the following stages:
Main stage – major rock, indie, metal and alternative acts.
NME/Radio 1 stage – less well-known acts, building up to an alternative headline act.
Dance tent – dance music acts, previously sharing a day with the Lock Up stage, now a stand-alone 3 day stage.
Lock Up Stage – underground punk and hardcore acts. Due to demand, from 2006 this stage took up two days rather than previous years where it was only one day.
Festival Republic stage (formerly known as the Carling stage) – acts with less popular appeal and breakthrough acts.
1Xtra Stage - new stage for 2013 that stages Hip-Hop, RnB and Rap artists.
Alternative tent – comedy and cabaret acts plus DJs.
BBC Introducing Stage – Typically unsigned/not well known acts. (Formerly known as the Topman Unsigned Stage at the Leeds site).