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Headliners revealed for this year's Reading Festival

Excitement grows for this year's Reading Festival Credit: ITV news

The organisers of Reading Festival have revealed MUMFORD & SONS as main stage headliners this year

The British rock band last appeared at Reading in 2010. Festival boss Melvin Benn comments: “I’m delighted to have secured Mumford & Sons for Main Stage headliners this summer and can’t wait to see them return to the Festivals for their first UK performance in over two years. With today’s announcement of a further eight great acts joining the bill, the Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon.”

Royal Blood, Bastille, Deadmau5, Revel Sound feat Chase & Status and Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Pretty Vicious, Jack Garratt and Hannah Wants will also appear across the weekend!

Metallica has already been announced as a headliner in a UK Festival exclusive at Reading. The Festival takes place on August bank holiday


Weather doesn't spoil festival goers weekend as they head home

Thousands of music fans braved the wind and rain today as they made their way home from the Reading Festival. Thames Valley Police have been reporting a slight drop in crime compared to last year. Two people have been arrested and bailed in connection with a rape. There have also been a number of thefts and drugs offences.The site at Richfield Avenue was cleared this morning, and even the weather didn't spoil the weekend. Lauren Hall reports

Clean-up operation underway at Reading Festival

Festival-goers leave the site at Richfield Avenue Credit: ITV Meridian

A major clean-up operation is underway at one of the region's biggest music festivals.

Reading Festival finished last night with thousands of festival-goers now leaving the site at Richfield Avenue in the rain and mud. People are being warned of delays on the roads around the town centre.

Festival-goers leave the site at Richfield Avenue Credit: ITV Meridian


Further tests to be carried out

Northamptonshire Police has released a statement after toxicology tests were carried out on the body of a teenager who died at Reading Festival this year. They found she had taken no illegal substances before her death.

Esme Blore-Rimmer, from Stevington, Bedfordshire, died at Northampton General Hospital on 26th August 2013, prompting a joint inquiry by Thames Valley and Northamptonshire police forces.

Northamptonshire Police said further tests and histology reports had been ordered after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive. An inquest into Esme's death was opened and adjourned in September this year.

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