Newest Review: ... if people don't like rock music they dont have to sit through anything they don't like. The main acts I went to see was 30 seconds to m... more
Great show bad layout
Member Name: Michelle619
Advantages: Fantastic acts, different genres on different days, and wide variety of food and merchandise
Disadvantages: Poorly laid out, unsafe flooring for weather, poor toilets
I went to reading festival 2011 and I must admit speaking as someone who usually only does download festival I was quite impressed, the line up was fantastic, they had all the rock acts on one day which was great because I didn't have to sit through a bunch of acts I didn't like. Likewise if people don't like rock music they dont have to sit through anything they don't like. The main acts I went to see was 30 seconds to mars and my chemical romance, who both put on the best performance I have ever seen. The ticket prices were far cheaper than what I would have paid to see them both seperately!
There were however a few downfalls to the location. The area was not really ready for rain, I know some people didn't mind it but walking through the camping site seeing all that mud I can imagine the tents can't have stayed up all too well. The toilet facilities were disgusting aswell. I have been to many festivals and I can safely say this was the worst for location. Trying to find your way in and out was nitemare too, not very well laid out at all.
There was a huge variety of food stalls and merchandise available though and the security were mostly all friendly unlike some other places iv seen.
On the whole I probably would not go again unless it was an act I absolutely had to see. Simply due to the layout. I only went because I had waited 9 years to see MCR! Performances were fantastic though and made the day!
Summary: Great for the right acts