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Reading and Leeds - help pick the Ultimate Reading and Leeds Playlist

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Producer Will Producer Will | 11:24 UK time, Wednesday, 22 August 2012


This weekend, over 150,000 people will make the annual pilgrimage to Reading and Leeds Festival to see the likes of The Cure, At The Drive In and Foo Fighters headline what is one of Britain’s best loved bank holiday musical traditions. 

Over the past two decades a trip to the festival has become a right of passage for any self-respecting alternative music fan, with the antics of bands on-and-off stage dominating the online music conversation for days after. So what better then to celebrate Reading and Leeds past and present than with two hours of your favourite memories from the event on Now Playing?

Were you there when Nirvana headlined in 1992?

Did you see The Stone Roses implode in 1996 before their resurrection this year?

How about the spat between The Prodigy and Beastie Boys in 1998?

When 50 Cent got bottled off?

Or when Pulp triumphantly returned last year and Jarvis dueted with Julian Casablancas on stage?

You’ve got a who’s who of rock and indie bands to pick from, plus a surprisingly large amount of hip-hop and dance music too – the jukebox is your oyster with this one.

Let us know what your favourite Reading and Leeds memories are – or perhaps the act you’re looking forward to seeing at the festival this year – in the usual ways. Leave a comment here or on Facebook, Tweet using #Reading6Music if you’re in the South or #Leeds6Music if you’re in the North, e-mail us or add a track to our Spotify playlist.



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