Reading and Leeds expect rainy second day at festival



Eminem is returning to Reading and Leeds this evening, for his only UK festival appearance this year.

It is 12 years since he was last at the event, when he performed with D12. Tonight he headlines the Reading main stage.

Green Day are due at Leeds this evening, having already performed to fans in Reading last night.

It is forecast to rain there for most of the day, while Reading is also due to have some showers.

The latest figures from Thames Valley Police show there have been 47 arrests made at Reading Festival so far. Most of these were accusations of theft or possessing drugs.

I hit my nose in Bring Me The Horizon's set yesterday during their circle mosh pit and had a nosebleed but it's been brilliant so far
Christy, 17, Reading Festival

One person has been arrested for suspected assault, one for drunk and disorderly behaviour and two have been accused of attempted bicycle theft.

According to West Yorkshire Police, 18 people have been arrested in Leeds Festival for offences including suspected assault, theft and drug possession.

Eminem has released a new single, Survival, ahead of the release of his eighth studio album later this year.

Chase and Status, Foals and White Lies will all be on the Reading main stage earlier in the evening.

Meanwhile in Leeds Skrillex, ASAP Rocky and Bastille will take to the Radio 1/NME Stage.

Christy, Maria and Kelly at Reading Festival
Image caption Christy, 17, Maria, 17 and Kelly, 16 are looking forward to the rest of the festival

Christy, Maria and Kelly say there are lots of artists they are planning on seeing this weekend.

"I'm looking forward to Fall Out Boy and Foals. It's my first time at Reading so it's been great," said 17-year-old Christy.

"I hit my nose in Bring Me The Horizon's set yesterday during their circle mosh pit and had a nosebleed but it's been brilliant so far."

Kelly, 16, says they have made new friends at the festival.

"This is my third year and every year has been different but really good fun.

"We're here with about 25 other people but we've met loads of other people as well."

She added: "I'm looking forward to watching City and Colour but nobody will watch it with me."

Reading Festival site

More than 200 acts are playing at both sites over the bank holiday weekend including Fall Out Boy, Editors, Disclosure and White Lies.

Two extra stages have been added at this year's Reading and Leeds.

There is a BBC Radio 1 dance stage, headlined by Sub Focus, Magnetic Man and Knife Party, and a BBC Radio 1Xtra stage topped by Wiley, Devlin and Wretch 32.

More than 87,000 fans are expected each day at Reading's Richfield Avenue with 75,000 at Bramham Park in Leeds.

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