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Reading Festival

Three days and nights of the usual in the Thames Valley to bring to a climax the most music-festive summer in living memory. Tonight, see American metallic whinge-funkers Rage Against The Machine headline a high-intensity bill including The Prodigy, Terrorvision, Rocket From The Crypt and the fab Sparklehorse. Tomorrow, Black Grape make a shambles in the brambles with help from Garbage, Julian Cope, Dodgy etc. On Sunday, witness the strange spectacle of Stone Roses without their main geezer, who left the band recently. Also, Sonic Youth, Ash, Underworld etc.

Fri-Sun 12 noon, Little John's Farm, Reading (Info: 0990 808080)

Notting Hill Carnival

West London goes mad for two days.

Sun, Mon, London Notting Hill W10 / 11

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