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Member Name: jwallis55
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The 2009 festival was the first Reading festival I have attended, and I had a great time. Good atmosphere, good music, crap food: what more could you want?!
Price/value for money: As a student, money IS an issue, but for 175 pounds, you do see some worldclass acts. A radiohead concert sets you back 50 pounds, as would arctic monkeys and kings of leon no doubt, so thats 150 pounds covered already! Of course camping is included, as is access to all the amenities, which includes a cheesy club (great fun) and a silent disco. All in all, although expensive, it is worth the price.
Line up: this year was a stellar line up, the three headliners very impressive and a lot of the 'support' acts brilliant as well, including florence and the machine, kaiser chiefs and bloc party. There are 5 tents/stages, so you're spoilt for choice and there is something for most anyone, though if you love girls aloud this festival might not be for you, as it is definitely geared towards those who love rock and indie music.
Crowd: The crowd is mostly 16/17-25 year olds, and anyone younger or older may feel slightly out of place! The atmosphere is very friendly, though on the last night there are riots and tent burning due to copious consumption of alcohol. Never fear, there's plenty of police and helpers on site to keep it under control!
A brilliant festival, great fun, though Glastonbury still reigns in my opinion!
Summary: Great, fun festival