Glastonbury vs Reading

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Currently having a disagreement with my friends about whether to go to Reading again like we did this year or try out Glastonbury.

We had a really good time at Reading but I'm up for Glasto next year, think it would be more "festivally" and there seems more different types of music and things to do.

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Reading gets infested with 14 year olds that like to blow things up. I doubt Glastonbury suffers from that kind of thing.
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Leeds!
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I prefer Glasto just because theres soooo much going on...
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Everyone from my school went to Leeds this year, and now everyone seems to want to go to Glasto next year.

It's just a natural progression I guess.
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If you want to see James Blunt and Amy Winehouse on the mainstage, whilst doing a little jig, go Glastonbury.

If you wanna get bashed about, listen to a proper variety of bands, hear bands bring back the spirit of Nirvana, go to Reading.
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2009 will be my 10th Reading Festival.
I go usually because it's so close, and my friends go.
It's a bonus if good bands are playing.

I really want to try Glasto, but not sure if I can afford it
When is it!?
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LEEDS! Or Reading to answer your question.
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(Original post by Rosaaa)
2009 will be my 10th Reading Festival.
I go usually because it's so close, and my friends go.
It's a bonus if good bands are playing.

I really want to try Glasto, but not sure if I can afford it
When is it!?
End of June
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Reading/Leeds gets the better line ups.
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I'd say Reading, I went this year and it was awesome i've already got my tickets for next year.
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Glastonbury. Awesome atmosphere; so much to do; really friendly for people of all ages; better cider, imho, than other festivals; nice place; awesomeness of walking into a public tent at 3 am and finding a full poetry reading going on.
Oh, and also, the town next door. (Where I live )
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Went to first Reading this year, feel like i've grown out of it already lol.

The crowd was really young as in 16/17, but line ups are always going to be quality.

Didn't buy tickets on release date thinking everyone's conscious of saving for 2 weeks away - but yea quite a few did, but i certainly fancy Glastonbury - up to the majority really unless I go both and 2 weeks abroad :/
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(Original post by QuantumTheory)
Glastonbury. Awesome atmosphere; so much to do; really friendly for people of all ages; better cider, imho, than other festivals; nice place; awesomeness of walking into a public tent at 3 am and finding a full poetry reading going on.
Oh, and also, the town next door. (Where I live )
Yep you're right with those points, got my tickets for my second glastonbury and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Wouldn't want to go to Reading festival, it may have a better lineup than glasto which I thought was generally very good but it will never have as many bands as glasto or as many things to do either and from what I've heard it gets the idiots as well. The atmosphere at glasto is generally brilliant, especially at night:cool:
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Having been to Leeds for the past three years, and also having been to Glasto, I feel well qualified to answer this question.

And the answer, ladies and gentlemen, is GLASTONBURY!

Yes, the 'Festival Republic' weekenders usually have great line ups. And they've always been so much fun for me, I'm not bashing them at all because I *do* love them. However, the crowd is generally 'young' and a fair few people do behave like absolute tits. Plus, everything's expensive and generally a bit rubbish - there's little to do other than get bladdered and watch bands. Hey, that's ace, BUUUUT...

Glastonbury also has an AMAZING line up. Main Stage isn't always fantastic, but the fact that there's well over 30 stages means you will always find something to do. Some bands will play about 6 times over the weekend, meaning you WILL get a chance to see them at least once. Clashes aren't that horrendous. The place is big, and absolutely beautiful to see. The views from stone circle and all the flagged places are gorgeous, and some amazing sunrises/sunsets. After the headliners are done, there's always Trash City and Shangri La, and loads going on all over the shop. Noone blow things up. The drinks are decent (spiced apple juice = £2 a pint.. 7% Brothers pear cider.. etc) and the food places, if you can seek them out, are far superior to Leeds. Square Pie company for a start! Glasto is just so, so much better than any other festival I've experienced. There's something for everyone, little/no hostility and possibly the best thing is being able to take your food and drink with you to bands. It's cheaper and gosh I could rave about it all day.

Glasto > everything, ever. As my signature says.

Seriously though, I cannot express how amazing Glastonbury is. Everything to 'do' - wheels, rides, face painting, crafts etc- is free once you're in.. it's brilliant. Just go. You'll never regret it.

I've got my ticket for 2009 and I'm bloody excited already...
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i've never been to either.....yet. but for me it would be glastonbury, purely for the size of it. i mean, 180,000 people in a field-thats over 3 times the population of my town!
plus, reading and leeds seems to attract a load of annoying 13 yr old 'indie kids'. there's so much more to do at Glasto too, i really hope i get the chance to go next year
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once you go to glastonbury, reading seems pathetic
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Glastonbury ftw! I've never been but I don't fancy going to a festival constantly living in the fear of me or my tent either a) getting blown up by absolute ***** or b) my tent being set on fire by absolutely mentally twisted *****.
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It'd have to be for me personally Leeds festival. When they Eavis's decide to put a metal band on the their line-up then I may consider it.

You really can't beat the lock-up tent or mainstage at reading/leeds
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you really can beat the lock-up tent and mainstage at reading/leeds

reading and leeds are 3 day gigs, glastonbury is a festival
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