With live coverage throughout the BBC, the Reading Festival has become one of the most anticipated dates in the UK’s crowded festival calendar. From its humble beginnings as the National Jazz and Blues Festival in 1961, Berkshire’s biggest party has transformed into a three-night showcase of music’s biggest and best. With this year’s line-up promising to be one of the best yet, we thought we’d take a look down memory lane and reminisce about 50 iconic moments from Reading Festival.
Want to find out which headliner was over an hour late to arrive in 2010, why the festival had to relocate to Northamptonshire in 1984, or the cause for 50 Cent’s early departure in 2004? You’ll find out all that and more below, so why not get reading?
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