Wednesday, September 12, 2007

'NME' tent on ebay

A tent featured in the NME's Reading Festival review is up for sale on ebay. The tent was awarded the "Most graffitied tent" award, though the seller states that the NME completely made up the story (hey, what's new there!). Bidding starts at £2.00 (postage is £9.95). To see details, click here.

Festival highlights on TV

Channel 4 is showing some festival highlights over the next couple of weekends...
Saturday 15 September, 12.15am : Bestival, including The Beastie Boys, Madness, Primal Scream and The Gossip (repeated on Sunday night at 12.10am).
Saturday 15 September, 1.00am: Snow Patrol from the Isle of Wight Festival.
Saturday 22 September, 11.25pm: Foo Fighters at V 2007.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Festival sets to download

A selection of Reading 2007 sets (or partial sets at least) are available to download via the Inieglo blog. The files are linked to Rapidshare, so be quick. There are about ten sets to download, including Ash, Kings of Leon, Razorlight, Maximo Park and The Gossip.
See the Indieglo Reading 2007 downloads blog, click here

Pumpkins' Reading set online

Smashing Pumpkins' Reading Festival 2007 set is available for download at the Internet Archive. It appears to be in two parts (one audience, one from a webcast) and is missing the last song.
For part one, go here
For part two go here

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Check out the BBC's Reading coverage

BBC Online has masses of Reading coverage, including interviews, photo galleries and 360° panoramas of the festival... wonder where they got THAT idea from? Relive it all here

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Nirvana's 1992 Reading show on DVD

The final UK appearance by Nirvana - at the 1992 Reading Festival is set for release on DVD on September 24. You can pre-order from - click HERE to see details. I don't know yet if this is the full show, or what extras (if any) the DVD will contain.

2007 festival poll in this week's NME

The latest issue of the NME has the results of a reader poll to discover such things as the best festival band of 2007, the longest toilet queue etc. On sale now for £2.10 - the poll can't be any worse than last week's shoddy review of Reading, which (in typical NME style) majored on the sort of over-hyped here-today-gone-tomorrow bands the rag is so keen on. Nine Inch Nails (the band of the weekend) only got a tiny mention.

Reading 2007 from the air

It all looks so pleasant from a thousand feet up... news now in blog form

OK, in an attempt to at least try and keep the site up-to-date, the news will now appear in the form of this blog. Let me know (once I've found some news to post) whether you like it or not!

Reading 2008 tickets sold out!

The advance sale tickets for Reading/Leeds 2008 have sold out in under a week. Don't panic - as usual there'll be another "release" when the main bands are announced next April, and more in early summer.