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The disappointment of Reading Festival 2018

August 26, 2018

Whats happening guys!

Today I have a slightly different kind of blog for you today. For the last few years now you will have found my August bank holiday weekend being spent at one of England’s largest festival. Reading and Leeds.

The festival itself is a rock festival and has some of the largest bands attending, with previous acts including, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Queens of the Stone Age

I have attended this festival for about 4 years, but this year is different. Our usual tribe are not going this year, because of the appalling line up.  As Reading Festival is a rock festival, you can imagine my disappointment when I hear the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Dua Lipa are attending. Both acts are incredible and I have seen Kendrick Lamar live which was sick, but he is not Reading festival material, and to add to the disrespect, they co headlined him with Panic at the Disco!!! Again, a fantastic band but not Reading Festival headline material and not good to have Panic on follow by Kendrick lamar, what kinda combo is that?!

The line up is truly shit, and as a dedicated Reading fest attendee, I am really disappointed in how relaxed they have gone. I have a feeling with Glastonbury festival being off this year, Reading fest has relaxed a little too much as there’s no pressure to make everyone attend. But its is a rock festival through and through and by including mainstream acts, it is not following its heart. Also why on earth are Kings Of Leon going, they are SO irrelevant.

Ok ok I’m ranting, and fair play if you like that music and are going, all thumbs up, but I love my music and my festivals, and when you see a festival grow to the level it is, following its true line of rock, only for mainstream pop to be in place, it’s quite disappointing.

Check out the line up below; what do you think?

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Lots of love,

Sophiemagsx

  • Reply
    Hunida
    August 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    What the hell? That does not look like a rock festival lineup at all…

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    Little Mayfly
    August 27, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Great post kid! Let’s hold out hope for nest year!!

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    ameliacdowling
    August 27, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    This line up is sooo not my thing at all… I guess maybe it’s to appeal to popular demand?? But I wouldn’t go for it!

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    3rdofthe3rd
    August 29, 2018 at 9:15 am

    When you think of Reading fest you always think rock and I feel this year they are missing the rock factor. I hope it wasn’t really bad.
    Keep smiling.

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    chloeburford
    August 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Omg I am so happy you uploaded this. I have seen so many girls go to Reading that don’t like rock and I was so confused why Reading was suddenly so popular with them. Then I saw the line up, I couldn’t believe it! xx

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      hopelesswonderer
      August 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      yeah exactly, it’s tried too hard to appeal to the mainstream! thanks for your fab comment xxx

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    OurDeliciousNightmare
    August 31, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Well considering the price for fall out boy and panic at the disco tickets themselves it seemed as if they would cancel out the nonsense they tried to fill it in with… also feels as if many bands took a hiatus from performing or creating content like a few years ago

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