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Reading Festival, We Love it!

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The last couple of years I have found myself being a little excited of Reading Festival. Why? For the simple reason that the bands playing, especially the headliners, have really captured my idea of what Reading Festival is- first and foremost a Music festival.

This year I was thrilled when Kasabian, Eminem, Muse were all announced, not only are they bands who have proved they deserve to be up there with their constant and expanding fanbases, but they bring me back to the idea of how I see Reading, a place where I could catch big acts I really admire among fans not just from my town (Reading) but others too and just take it all in in a special environment.
There’s still a wide mix of bands on various other stages, but the main stage has been preserved for acts who deserve to be there.

WHO WE’LL BE SEEING

Too many to mention, please check the line up here

WHAT WE’LL BE WEARING

Who cares? Whatever the hell we happen to be wearing when we get there!

Reading Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK. The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in the United Kingdom and are run by Festival Republic (itself owned by Live Nation and MCD). Reading Festival takes place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend.

Reading Festival is good for Reading, good for businesses and it’s nice to see so many young people having a good time. I have no intention of going anywhere out Reading that weekend. It’s a big event on the cultural calendar and I love the fact that all this is happening in our town. It’s not so much about the big acts coming to town, but the sheer number of people it draws intent on having a good time – it generates a vibe of goodwill that I wish was present here all year round. Definitely something to be proud of.

“I live in Reading!” I said
“Reading?” He/She responded
“Yeah where the festival!” I said
“oooh! yes yes yes I know it” He/She replied

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That’s what I am taking about…!!

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Christmas Lights Switch On in Reading | Broad Street – 16 November

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The lead up to Christmas officially begins in Reading this weekend as the lights are switched on around the town.

Starting from Santa arriving on a motorised bed to light up the town and Broad Street Mall with thousands of Christmas lights, three new trees sparkle at the station, in Broad Street and The Forbury

Music in Broad Street to accompany the Christmas lights switch on:-

Jive Aces 12.30 -2.30 (X Factor finalists)

RASPO (Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra) 3.00 – 5.00

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Magical Extravaganza | 30 November 2019

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Magical Christmas in Reading – Broad Street & Abbey Ruins

Part of Magical Christmas in Reading, join us for a day of entertainment in Broad Street and a night of music, boat trips, food, light and fireworks in the Abbey Ruins. With music from Ma Bessie, Dat Brass, Avenue and Flamenco Thief, a boat tour from Cast Iron Theatre and a lighting installation from Pif-Paf Theatre, all topped off with fireworks. This is sure to be a night to remember.

The event begins at 12:00 and runs until 18:00.

No alcohol on site. Bag searches will be in operation. 

Please be aware that this is an outdoor event therefore open to the elements.

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Christmas At The Oracle

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This Christmas, The Oracle will be transformed into a magical frozen wonderland!

Head to The Riverside and enjoy a series of wondrous wintry ice capades on our festive rink.

Expect music, dancing, storytelling and lots of festive cheer… perfect for customers of all ages to enjoy and best of all, it’s FREE!

Show times
Saturday 30th November – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Saturday 7th December – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Saturday 14th December – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday 21st December – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm

FURTHER INFO
No need to book, simply turn up and enjoy the Christmas magic!

Please note, the ice rink is for performances only. No public skating is available.

LOCATION
The Riverside.

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