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Tens of thousands gather as Reading Festival begins

22 August 2014 Last updated at 20:37 BST

Tens of thousands of people have gathered for this year's Reading Festival, which began earlier.

The Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age and Blink 182 are among the highlight acts at this year's festival.

Organiser Melvin Benn said revellers would enjoy the festival regardless of a mixed weather forecast, which includes sunshine and showers.

He said: "All the bands will radiate more sunshine than is needed for the fans."

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