Name Reading & Leeds Festivals stage

Leeds Festival web site
Leeds Festival web site

Music lovers are being given the chance of a lifetime to make history at the Reading and Leeds Festivals - by naming the rock stage!

The bank holiday weekend festivals held on two sites, from August 22 to 24, attract some of the world’s biggest music stars.

Main Stage headliners Blink-182, performing their only UK show, plus Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion are already announced.

For the first time ever fans are invited to get involved in naming an entire stage.

Of Mice & Men will headline the rock stage and have put their own suggestion into the mix– ‘The Hyphy Stage’.

It will be curated by Daniel P Carter, host of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, who has suggested ‘The Riff Haus’.

But do you think you can do better?

Lucky festivalgoers who get their stage names shortlisted will receive an upgrade for them and a friend from standard to guest tickets.

If their idea goes on to win the public vote then the ticket holder and a friend will also get amazing side of stage access to their newly named stage.

Stage name suggestions are being invited until midnight on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Anyone can put a name forward through the Reading & Leeds websites at www.readingfestival.com or www.leedsfestival.com.

A shortlist of suggestions will be selected in collaboration with stage curator Daniel P Carter on Wednesday, at which point fans can get voting for their favourite new name through the websites.

The chosen name will be announced on the Reading and Leeds Facebook sites, Twitter and websites, on Friday, January 31.

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK THE STAGE SHOULD BE CALLED - LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW

Stage curator Dan was born and raised in Reading and is a long-time fan and supporter of the Festivals, having been countless times, headlining what was the Concrete Jungle in 2004 with A, and playing the Lock Up Stage with Hexes in 2008.

He said: “To be curating a stage at Reading & Leeds is so awesome. As someone that was born in Reading, and have been going to the festival since I was a kid, I thought playing the festival was a good as it could get. Turns out I was wrong!

“I’m really looking forward to putting together a bill of bands that I think are ace and are going to make for a heaving packed tent on each day. We started with Of Mice & Men and went from there. Stoked!”

* Of Mice & Men will take over the official Reading & Leeds Twitter account on Wednesday, January 29, 8pm-8.30pm to answer fan questions, so make sure you’re ready.

TICKET INFORMATION

With sold out crowds at both Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2013, fans still have the opportunity to secure their tickets for 2014 at 2013 prices.

Thre’s a £50 deposit scheme - put down £50 to bag your place, and then pay three further instalments of £53.50 a month, which includes the booking fee, but with postage payable.

Weekend tickets £202.50 plus applicable booking fees; early entry permits £15; campervan permits £60; lockers £16; reading car parking £5; weekend ticket prices include camping

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online. Credit Card line: 0871 231 0821

Or buy online at www.festivalrepublic.com, www.readingfestival.com, www.leedsfestival.com or www.seetickets.com.

For a full list of national outlets visit www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com

Children 12 and under are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children’s area at this event.