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Festivals not to be missed this summer

5th April 2013

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Spring has finally sprung upon us and with summer fast approaching some of us music fans out there may be considering visiting a festival or two. With a number of good live bands to watch here’s what you could be listening to this summer. 

Reading and Leeds Festivals

This year’s headliners include a number of big names including 90’s rap sensation Eminem, pop-punk rebels Green Day and British Band NME Award winners Biffy Clyro. Taking place between 23- 25 August you can purchase tickets for the whole weekend for £202.50

Weekend:  £202.50 + max £8 booking fee
Early Entry: £15.00 – no booking fee            
Day Tickets: £90.00 + max £7 booking fee
Campervan: £60.00 - no booking fee
Locker:  £16 – no booking fee
Car parks: £5 each – no booking fee (same price for Weekend or Day)

This festival was recently named the Best Festival at the NME awards and with more stages, more bands and more entertainment this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals promises to be the best place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Kicking off this year headliners Green Day will be playing at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Saturday, before seeing Eminem take to the stage at Reading on the Saturday and Sunday at Leeds with Biffy Clyro closing the main show on Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.

American metal band the Deftones will be rocking the stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Saturday alongside fellow American rockers System of a Down.

For the first time since 2007, Nine inch Nails return to the main stage alongside Fall out Boy who return to the UK festival scene with both band playing Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J and French outfit Phoenix will be taking to the Radio 1 stage and on the BBC Radio 1 Dance stage Sub Focus, Magnetic Man and Knife Party will be belting out the tunes.

Become a Reading Festival Representative

If you have always wanted to go to a festival but can never afford a ticket then 2013 could be your lucky year. Take advantage of your NUS student discount by purchasing your train tickets to Reading because this year Reading fans are being offered the chance to bag themselves a free festival ticket by signing up as a representative.

To be in with a chance of becoming a Representative, all you need to do is email with your name, mobile number, school/university/workplace along with  a couple of sentences explaining why you think you would make a good Reading Festival Representative.

If you pass the application stage, a member of the We-Represent promotional team will contact you to explain how the process works. You will then be emailed a Rep Information Pack which outlines the Promoter Terms and Conditions and some hints and tips to help you make more sales.

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