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Last Updated: Thursday May 22 2008 10:15 GMT


James Hetfield of Metallica at a concert in America

Where is it? Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Bramham Park in Leeds

When is it? 22-24 August 2008

Who's gonna be there?

Get ready to rock! American bands Rage Against the Machine, The Killers, and heavy metal group Metallica are heading the line-up this year.

What's it like?

Crowds at Reading festival
Reading festival is all about rock. You won't find many cheesy pop bands at this festival!

Although it's called Reading, there's also a sister event at Leeds.

Both have three stages - the main stage, the evening session stage and the dance stage - and attract about 55,000 people each day.

Anything else I should know?

Tickets have all sold out, but under 13s, (kids aged 12 or under) go free if they're with an adult who's got a ticket!

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