Reading Festival adds 3,500 tickets

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The Reading Festival, scheduled for August 27-29, will offer up an additional 3,500 tickets for purchase on July 24, announced festival organizers on July 23. Both weekend and day tickets for the event were previously sold out.

Reading is one of a pair of British festivals - the other located in Leeds, England - that take place simultaneously and have the same lineup, with capacities of about 150,000 between the two sites. Guns n' Roses, Arcade Fire, and Blink-182 will headline in 2010, joined by The Libertines, Weezer, Paramore, Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, and Phoenix.

The capacity for the Reading site is now up to 82,000 for members of the public. The increase is part of a three-year plan that will see a further increase of 3,000 tickets in 2011.

The new round of tickets will be on sale starting on July 24 at 10:00am BST (GMT+1). Standard weekend tickets are £180 (about €215).