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).