The first batch of tickets for the Carling Reading Weekend in August have gone on sale. This year's festivals will take place from the 26th - 28th August in Reading's Richfield Avenue, and in Leeds' Bramham Park; however tickets for Leeds are not yet onsale.
None of the line-up has been officially released yet, but Iron Maiden, Pixies and Foo Fighters are rumoured to be headlining, and the general line-up is tipped to include the Manics, Bloc Party, Killing Joke, Marilyn Manson, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age and The Tears. New Order are also strongly rumoured to be putting in an appearance. The first line-up announcements are expected this month, and the tickets have, as they do every year, gone up in price; this year tickets are onsale at a whopping £125 plus booking fee, plus postage, etc etc etc. In total festival-goers booking online can expect to fork out nearly £137 for tickets. You'll also have to pay an extra £10 if you want to get there before 11am on Thursday.
DiScuss: Who d'you think'll play? What do you think of the rumoured line-up? How do you feel about the £10 rise in the ticket price since last year?