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Five acts to see at Reading Festival 2016

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Since our move to Reading in 2012 Reading Festival has been an integral part of our summer plans is not just becouse we live 5 minutes away! After seeing some of my all time favourite artists such as Eminem, Johnny Marr, Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar, The Libertines and Bombay Bicycle Club over the years, I’ll always be grateful to the festival for giving me memories I’ll never forget.

I’m not going to recommend the headliners to you guys because it’s pretty obvious that they’ll blow your socks off even without my recommendation.

My first must see artist from this years line up definitely has to be Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals. I first heard about Anderson. Paak when he appeared on Jonwayne’s track Green Light and I knew instantly he would be someone to watch. His voice is something like I’d never heard before and I was so happy when he had a major part to play on Dr Dre’s album Compton in 2015. His solo album Malibu came out in January this year and is a real contender for album of the year, even with releases from Chance The Rapper and Kanye West. Definitely go check out his set on the BBC Radio 1xtra stage on Saturday.

Also playing on the Saturday at Reading Festival are the three piece girl band HAIM. The three sisters shot to fame with their album Days Are Gone and have played sets at prestigious festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury as well as appearing at Reading back in 2013. They’re currently working on the follow up album to Days Are Gone and it’s definitely something I’ll be keeping an eye out for!

Kicking off the festivals festivities on Friday are The Internet. As a side project from the Odd Future collective, lead singer Syd Tha Kyd has become an artist in her own right with the help of her five other band members. Their album Ego Death, which was released last year, was recorded primarily in Syd’s basement over a three week period. The stand out track for me is Girl which features production from Kaytranada with further production coming from Tyler, The Creator and Daniel Marley on other tracks.

Another act I saw back in 2012 was The Vaccines, following the release of their album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? A memory that will stick with me forever was seeing a guy crowdsurfing in a wetsuit whilst they played their track wetsuit. Brilliant. The guys return this year with a further two albums added to their back catalogue and it’s definitely a set that won’t want to be missed!

Finally the act cannot wait to see is A$AP Rocky. Rocky is someone I’ve been listening to non stop for the last five years since he released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, and everything he’s released since has been absolute gold. His further two releases Long. Live. A$AP and At. Long. Last. A$AP have shot him to the top of the rap game and his last album has features from the likes of Kanye West, Schoolboy Q, Juicy J and even Rod Stewart. My personal favourite from the album is Jukebox Joints with Kanye and it’s slowing creeping to the top of my most played songs on iTunes. He also played the festival in 2013 and played classics such as Wild For The Night, Purple Swag and Peso. Even writing this is making feel sad I won’t be seeing Flacko this year!

Other notable artists at this years festival include Nas, Boy Better Know, The Temper Trap, Yung Lean and Metro Boomin.

For all of you going this year, have fun and be safe!

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Summer Screens coming to an end till next summer

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Summer Screens has been leading the way in open air cinema since 2011, bringing our unique events to some of the country’s most beautiful and unusual locations, offering the definitive outdoor cinema experience.

Still time to experience this magnificent outdoor cinema

Caversham Court, Reading

Church Road
Caversham
Reading
RG4 7AD

Doors open: 7.30pm
Film start: 9.15pm

Please be aware that all guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.Unfortunately  no children or infants under 5 years old are permitted.

Ticket & Seating Options
For further information on ticket and seating choices, please visit our ticket options page.

Food & Drink
Summer Screens bar is available at all our events and serves a range on alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and cinema snacks including wine, prosecco, craft beers, tea, coffee and popcorn.

Questions?
Please see our FAQ page.

How to get here
On Foot: For the venue location, please see the map opposite.
Parking: For local parking information, please visit Parkopedia
Trains: For train information, please click here.

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Overgrown weeds across Reading west

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Unfortunately, weed growth this year has been prolific in all areas across Reading. Reading Council have several complaints to address this problem which they may have been unheard. This week the council started to apply weed killer and clear out the kerbs.

Unfortunately, weed growth this year has been prolific in all areas across Reading. Reading Council have several complaints to address this problem which they may have been unheard. This week the council started to apply weed killer and clear out the kerbs.

The grass cutting services are designed to meet safety needs while providing value for money and increasing bio-diversity.

Scheduling grass cutting is a difficult balancing act, as growth is so dependent on seasonal factors, such as rain and sunshine.

However, nationally-recognised guidance suggests five cuts in urban areas would achieve a reasonable balance between maintaining the street scene and ensuring highway safety and this seesm to dont have been the case in some of ours roads.

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A day in Reading, Berkshire

Lone Digger Caravan Palace (unofficial music video)

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Photo: Shutterstock

Captured by filmmaker Charles (Charlaaye) over a day in 2019, this video of Reading will definitely take our breath away.

Charlaaye in his own words “This is a short music video I filmed during my holidays in Reading, Berskire, England. Using the song Lone digger by Caravan palace.
I wanted to make a video exploring the town of Reading (were I grew up), exploring some of its different locations and the overall vibe and atmosphere it gives off as a town. After hearing the song now featured in the video, I knew it would be a perfect fit.
I had a lot of fun making this video and would appreciate it if you could tell me what you thought about this video in the comments, I’m open to all feedback as well as criticism.

Interest in buying any footage featured in this video? Or any other type of footage?

Check out his Stock footage library!
https://www.pond5.com/artist/charlaaye

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