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Our Ten Best Acts to See AT BoomTown 2017

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Boomtown is one of the maddest festivals of our time, and never fails to pack a punch with its line-up. Notorious for its raucous approach to the festival scene, it always draws a huge amount of attention for its alternative stages that give it a village or better said town feel and a sense of unity for the festival-goers. If you’ve gone before, you’ll know that it’s one of the most incredible shows on the planet, and this year’s going to be greater than ever. Here’s why:

1. The Specials
Old-time reggae and ska outfit The Specials are just one of the incredible headliners Boomtown has to offer this year. With an incredible array of tracks, no doubt ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’ will be awaited with baited breath by the festival crowd. They always smash it at festivals, so watch out for them!

2. M.I.A.
Politically charged with an electronic edge, M.I.A. is a revelation to the music industry and always makes sure to pull off incredible live shows. From her smash hit ‘Paper Planes’ right up until today, she’s always pulling out all the stops to show the world what she can do.

3. Cypress Hill
A veteran hip-hop act that always manage to get involved somewhere where there’s a party, Cypress Hill are back in the music scene with a vengeance. Selling over 18 million albums worldwide and a whole host of singles under their belt, it’s no wonder they’re the Sunday night headliner.

4. Skindred
Mixing Jamaican beats with heavy metal, Skindred are one of the most innovative bands in the past 10 years. Hitting the likes of Reading and Leeds, they’ve made a huge impact on the UK rock scene and aren’t going to be letting up any time soon. ‘Nobody’ and ‘Ratrace’ are their biggest bangers: just watch out for the most violent pits you’ve ever seen.

5. Beans On Toast
The happy-go-lucky scamp of Beans On Toast is making an appearance at Boomtown, with his acoustic melodies that speak some serious home truths about the modern day world. With hits like ‘M.D.M.Amazing’, he’s sure to find a home with a few members of the festival crowd we’re sure.

6. Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison
3 of the best DJs around right now, each of these boys have had individual success in the DJing business and will no doubt be serving up some of the best bangers across the weekend. Each with their own unique style, it will be incredible to see the trio mix their talents together.

7. Booka Shade
If you’ve heard Jax Jones’ ‘You Don’t Know Me’, you’ll know the catchy backing track to the full-on clubby vocal. That track is M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade’s ‘Body Language’, a chilled house music track which has gone down as a legendary beat over the years. A legend himself, he’ll be a welcome addition to the festival.

8. Shy FX
Moving into Drum & Bass, Shy FX has more than a few Boomtowns under his belt, and every time he smashes his sets. He’s known across the world for his eclectic sound, and also for his seamless mixing that he employs at every show he does. Watch out for this guy, he’s an unparalleled force.

9. My Nu Leng
We’ve talked about this duo a lot recently, but it’s with good reason. My Nu Leng are the most innovative producers around today, taking their dirty take on house to the next level with every set they play, often mixing in Hip-Hop, RnB and Dubstep.

10. Redlight
He’s been everywhere from London to Leamington Spa, but Redlight will be arriving at Boomtown with a lot of experience under his belt, knowing exactly how to control a crowd. ‘Gold Teeth’ and ‘90s’ are sure to go down a treat, while old classics ‘Get Out My Head’ and ‘Lost In Your Love’ will no doubt cause mayhem in the crowd.

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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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