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
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
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.
Preparations are well underway for this year's Reading Festival. Ninety thousand people will attend the three day event. The main stage is now up and will see the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 perform over the Bank Holiday weekend.
ITV Meridian spoke to event organiser Noel Painting.
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.
A teenager who died after falling ill at last summer's Reading Festival had not taken any illegal substances, toxicology tests have shown.
Northamptonshire Police said tests had also found 17-year-old Esme Blore-Rimmerdid not take any "legal highs" prior to her death.