“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley Heralded as the oldest and one of the most popular musical festivals in the UK, the Reading Festival is an experience that no music lover should miss. This festival is staged at Little John’s Farm on Richfield Avenue. The event takes place on three continuous days of the August Bank Holiday, i.e., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The music genres that reign in this festival are indie, rock, metal, punk and alternative. This festival is driven by Festival Republic. This event has grown since its inception in 1971, and now entertains over 90,000 music fans every year.
The Reading Festival for 2014 is scheduled to be held on August 22-24 and is slated to be bigger than ever. The presence of John Bugg in this year’s festival has already made the headlines. “Free booze. Good music. Butt cheeks. Girls” is the description of Reading Festival by The Orwells, an Illinois-based rock band performing in this year’s fest. The tickets for Reading Festival 2014 have already been sold out. However, when music fans gather from all over the globe, it is difficult to find places to stay in town. This is why it is always useful to book yourself accommodation in one of the best quality hotels in Reading, such as Rainbows Lodge Hotel.
Accommodation: The first thing to do once you have decided to participate in the festival is to look for places that are well connected and within your budget. Quality hotels in Reading offer warm hospitality and comfort, while being well connected to the important venues within town, including that of the festival. Getting something close to Reading Station could be a good idea too.
Shopping Centres: While you are in town, why not look for some souvenirs to take back home? The main shopping district is Broad Street, which is home to the Oracle Shopping Centre in the east and to Broad Street Mall in the west.
Healthcare Facilities: With huge crowds thronging to the city, accidents and the need for healthcare increases as well. What if there’s a stampede? After all, they aren’t unheard of at such events? The good news is that there are some leading healthcare institutions in town, such as the Reading Hospital.
Must Visit Places: And don’t miss out on some of the most interesting landmarks in town while you are attending the grand music festival. Check out the Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, and go sightseeing to St Laurence’s Church, Reading Abbey, Abbey Gateway and Reading Minster. This city is rich in arts, with museums and art galleries that are definitely worth visiting. The famous Reading University can also be visited. You can also find good quality hotels in Reading close to the university. And it isn’t too far from Reading Station. Business parks like Oracle Business Park and Green Park Reading also make for a fascinating tour. Business hotels in Reading can be found near these centres.