2013-08-23 10:56:23 - Live streaming from Little John's Farm at the 2013 Reading Festival. Full lineup and schedule across all stages, TV and radio schedule with live webcast stream links.
The Reading Festival takes place each year in August, across the bank holiday weekend and in conjunction with its sister event in Leeds. The main headline acts for 2013 include Eminem, Jake Bugg, Fall Out Boy, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, Skrillex, Bastille and Kate Nash.
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The Reading Festival, the original and senior leg of the two simultaneous weekend music festivals at Reading and Leeds, is the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. It has had various musical phases over the years, as detailed below. In the twin-site era, rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal have tended to dominate. The Reading Festival originates from the National Jazz Festival, which was
conceived by Harold Pendleton (founder of the Marquee Club in London) and was first held at Richmond Athletic Ground in 1961. This festival, in turn, took inspiration from events held in America. Throughout its first decade the festival changed names and moved around sites several times, being held at Windsor Racecourse, Kempton Park and Plumpton, before reaching its permanent home at Reading in 1971.
The festival has the following stages:
Main stage – major rock, indie, Metal and alternative acts.
NME/Radio 1 stage – less well-known acts, building up to an alternative headline act
Festival Republic stage (formerly known as the Carling stage) – acts with less popular appeal and breakthrough acts
Lock Up Stage – underground punk and hardcore acts. Due to demand, from 2006 this stage took up two days rather than previous years where it was only one day.
Dance tent – dance music acts, on the day that the above stage does not run
Alternative tent – comedy and cabaret acts plus DJs.
BBC Introducing Stage – Typically unsigned/not well known acts