Leeds & Reading Festivals, UK
Britain’s annual mud-baths-cum-music-festivals are as notorious for their riotous performances as they are for their unfortunate abundance of rainfall. The hippie haven of Glastonbury might steal the prize for <a href=”http://www.viator.com/England/d731-ttd” target=”_blank”>England</a>’s most popular festival, but with the biennial festival off the calendar for 2012 (put your names down for the 2013 festival now), the crowds will be descending upon the <a href=”http://www.leedsfestival.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>Leeds</a> & <a href=”http://www.readingfestival.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>Reading</a> Festivals instead.
Held simultaneously at two venues in the North and South of the country over the final bank holiday weekend of the summer (24-26 August), with a rotating cast of bands, the two festivals have quickly reached legendary status among world rock fans. The audiences, renowned as one of the craziest festival crowds, make the festival, with the last evening routinely turning into a chaotic display of alcohol-fueled debauchery, as the festival campsites turn into one enormous party with campfires, fireworks and impromptu mud sliding.
This year’s line-up includes Paramore, Foo Fighters, At the Drive-in, The Cure and Angels & Airwaves, with dozens of acts still yet to be announced.
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