Saturday 17 July 1999
Headliners for Friday's opening day include the Afro Celt Sound System and Angola's Waldemar Bastos. Saturday's big hitters include Asian Dub Foundation, Ernest Ranglin and Johnny Clegg & Juluka. Sunday also boasts a pedigree line-up with festival stalwart Billy Bragg (right) together with the Blokes. There's also Femi Kuti, the son of legendary Nigerian entertainer Fela Kuti. Reputed for his live shows of saxophone-swinging Afrobeats spliced with a definite air of James Brown, Kuti is sure to make a name for himself in festival season. The Whirl-Y-Gig
dance tent is also open all weekend for some global trance, should you feel the need.
Rivermead, Reading (0118 939 0930) 23-25 July. Weekend tickets pounds 65, one- day tickets are pounds 17 (Fri) & pounds 30 (Sat or Sun).
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