Scroll down to see all the stages at Reading and any news on The Big Day Out, though that's looking more and more unlikely
|Yep, that's Fat Reg's ticket|
|August 8 update
I've dumped the comedy list, which came via the ever-unreliable nme.com, in favour of one from Mean Fiddler themselves, which seems much more accurate.
Queens of the Stone Age have been moved from the Carling Premier Stage to the Radio One Session stage, but it's unclear where they are in the line-up right now. Update to come real soon...
Eminem has reportedly pulled out - as I thought he would - due to his impending US court case. Still, no great loss.
Weekend tickets are now sold out.
July 27 update
July 6 update
June 26 update
June 19 update
June 3 Update
Sadly it looks like Noel will play with Oasis on UK dates. And that means Reading. Bugger. More sad indie shite on to the bill, though Boss Hog is a welcome addition, unlike the feeble Deftones... As for the other recent arrivals: who the fuck are they?
Still, at least Dark Star are playing again. And Clint Boon. Though knowing our luck, they'll cancel
Definitely the worst line-up since 1988 - remember Bonnie Tyler and Starship? Probably best if you don't, actually... but, taking another look at the bill, I'm not sure this isn't WORSE than 1988.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £80, but they're not worth it. Credit card hotline is: 08701-500044
The Line-ups will do last year's trick of also playing Leeds. And, this year, a 2-dayer in Glasgow. On a toxic waste dump... kind of appropriate given the rubbish on the bill...
|Reading 2000 (Updated Aug 8) Most recent additions are in red|
Asian Dub Foundation
Super Furry Animals
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Rage against the Machine
Daphne and Celeste
Badly Drawn Boy
Black Box Recorder
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead
The Get Up Kids
The Clint Boon Experience
DJ Freddy Fresh
|Black Eyed Peas
Saian Supa Crew
DJ Touche (Wiseguys)
DJ Swamp (Beck's DJ)
Two Lone Swordsmen
DJ Agent Sumo
The Dirty Three
Ben's Symphonic Orchestra Bowling for Soup Contempo co.uk
Cousteau Deathray Elbow Albert Ferrer Fifth Amendment Gheko
Grand Western Home I am Kloot It's Jo and Danny Little Hell Medal
Motorhomes North Mississippi Allstars Saison(s) Turin Brakes Turn
Hank Williams III Wilt
Howard Marks will apparently be appearing - recounting tales of his life. So, that'll be reading passages from his book, then...
Woody Bop Muddy Pyromania Halloween Society Hugh Lennon (hypnotist) Rex Boyd The Bastard Son of Tommy Cooper David Johns
Dave Fulton The Mahoney Brothers Skate Naked Kamikaze
Daniel Kitson Steve Hughes Carey Marx Mike Wilmott Mitch Benn
Charlie Chuck Ian Moore Andy Pipe Gavin Webster Vox 'n' Roll
The Baron Brothers Dave Fulton Stu Who?
The Raymond and Mr Timpins Review
More acts probably to be announced
|Big Day Out - Milton Keynes (Updated July 1)
Nothing but rumours about this, but at least they involve metal bands. AC/DC or Guns N Roses are the main tips to headline. Nine Inch Nails are also rumoured. There's not even a firm date yet, though August has been mentioned in the press. Could be an expensive month with Reading, too.
Sadly, this bash is looking increasingly unlikely as time goes on. A real shame as the last two (Sabbath in '98 and Metallica in '99) were fantastic days out.
|July 1 update
A rumour has come my way that this will go ahead on September 9. Sounds a bit late, but let's hope it's true... Wahtever, it won't be AC/DC, though.
June 19 update