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October 28th, 2006 at 12:07pm
The Reading and Leeds Festivals, officially called the Carling Weekend, are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events both happen on the bank holiday weekend in August (on Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and share the same bill (usually with one or two exceptions.)

They used to be strongly folk-oriented festivals, now more alternative/indie/punk/metal. The festival will typically have the following stages:

* Main stage - major rock/indie/rap acts
* NME/Radio 1 stage - less well known and breakthrough acts
* Carling stage - emerging acts
* Radio 1 Lock Up Stage - underground punk/hardcore acts. Due to demand, this took take up 2 days in 2006, as opposed to 1 day in previous years.
* Dance tent - dance music acts, on the day that the above stage does not run
* Comedy tent - comedy and cabaret acts
* TopMan Unsigned tent - Unsigned acts from the local area (Leeds)

The festivals are run by Mean Fiddler Music Group and are currently sponsored by Carling. For promotional purposes they are known as the Carling Weekend Reading and the Carling Weekend Leeds.

Talk about the Reading and Leeds Festivals;
Are you going,
have you been,
how was it?

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Even though the festival is in August, I'm making this thread now because I'm cleaning the board.
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October 28th, 2006 at 03:28pm
hey i went to Reading Festival 2006! I only went to see MCR but had a great time anyway! F*ck the daily mail!
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October 28th, 2006 at 03:46pm
I've been 3 years in a row (whole weekend)

best days of my life!!

still have my wristband on from this years!! XD!!
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February 14th, 2007 at 06:30pm
I've just been on to the official Carling page about the Reading/Leeds festival and it says MCR are playing Leeds on Friday 25th August. Does anyone know if the tickets are already on sale, or have they been released yet? I don't know if it's me being daft, but I couldn't see any info about when they are on sale and the ticket page just said 'off sale', so I don't know! Crying or Very sad
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February 16th, 2007 at 12:42pm
^^ thats last years line-up
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February 16th, 2007 at 04:57pm
Whoops! I did wonder why they weren't at the top of the bill! Bangin

Does anyone know when the line-up will be announced, I would have thought they'd have put a date on the site, to give people some idea, and to stop dozy people like me getting excited because they think they're favourite band is playing!
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February 20th, 2007 at 03:58pm
I think its normally March the announce it or it might have been May XD I can't remember!!

rumour has it that the Smashing Pumpkins might be headlining
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March 10th, 2007 at 09:43am
me and my mate are going to this years leeds festerval and i cant wate the full line ups going to be announced on the official site on the 19th march at 6.45 i think. sooo exsited Very Happy
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March 14th, 2007 at 12:09pm
the line-up and tickets go up on monday at 7pm

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March 14th, 2007 at 12:14pm
Thanks so much for that, I'll be ready and waiting to see if they boys will be there!
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March 15th, 2007 at 11:12am
I went last year!
Best weekend of my entire life!
I still have my wrist band on.
I'm planning on going this year.
If the lineup is as awsome as last year.
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March 15th, 2007 at 02:54pm
I still got my wristband on too!!

free beer all the way Cool
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March 16th, 2007 at 12:09pm
I hope so!
But even if it is true they won't give it to under 18's.
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March 16th, 2007 at 12:29pm
true but my sisters 18 so I'll make her get it and give it to me!! XD
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March 19th, 2007 at 04:31pm
Hey guys,
Looks like MCR aren't playing this year:
Leeds Line-up
Reading Line-up
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March 19th, 2007 at 04:59pm
Disgust only like 4-5 bands I like
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March 19th, 2007 at 05:59pm
I think i need a friday ticket! like sooooo bad! Leeds last year was amazing, i too only went for mcr, queued for hours to meet them, it was the best thing ever!
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March 21st, 2007 at 12:48pm
mcr better play this year cos im going! lol
cant wait got my weekend ticket
i dont think the lineups that good tho
theres only a few bands i like: enter shikari, klaxons lostprophets, funeral and brand new
mcr must go!
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March 21st, 2007 at 02:21pm
They're not on the line-up so I really don't think they will add anymore big name bands - soz!
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March 21st, 2007 at 05:29pm
Burn all the Empires:
They're not on the line-up so I really don't think they will add anymore big name bands - soz!


ahh dont say that
i need to have hope lol

well if they dont why dont you think there not playing leeds if there playing the v festival...?