sell it for £195 and you got a deal
Line up looking a bit bare at the moment!! Anyone know when more bands will be updated, and any rumours to who else might be playing at leeds?
I was, like I expect many of you harder rock fans a bit dissapointed with the intial leeds and reading lineup, probably the poorest lineup in years, but i've started to warm to it recently, after all it isnt just all about the music... that said, my leeds weekend so far: gallows, AFI, Radiohead (or lost prohets, cant decide!?!?), Placebo, Deftones, FFAF and the Prodigy.
Besides, the Lock Up stage is yet to be announced...
Yup...the rumours are sounding pretty good for the lockup this year.
Guys, what do you think, this was a recent addition to the Reading and Leeds festival wikipedia page in the 2009 section:
"Speculation on the reasons for slow ticket sales centres on not only the general economic climate but also on the lack of diversity in the intial 2009 lineup announcement, which predominantly consisted of bands belonging to the Indie genre, a noticable change in emphasis on previous years and a potentially worrying repetition of the mistakes of the late 1980s/early 1990s era, when a near-total domination by Goth and Indie acts alienated most of the Reading Festival's traditional support and brought attendances to an all-time low.
In particular, the absence of a heavier "rock day" in 2009 has disillusioned many regular festival-goers and has contributed to the undercurrent of doubt about the Reading and Leeds festivals future as mainly "rock" festivals."
An unfair analysis?
Slow ticket sales a slight exaggeration? The festival weekend tickets were sold out by the evening, not counting the returns that are put back on sale through the night every year. Day tickets gone within a couple of days.
While the line up certainly is weaker than last year, I think the price hike played a large part. The fact is, it's fashionable to go to Reading festival and it'd sell out regardless of the line up. Only a succession of weak line ups would affect its popularity in the long run.
I can't believe I still don't have a ticket.
well after seeing the prodigy last night i'd say they are the band im most looking forward to seeing this year.