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Summer is one of the seasons people look forward to and prepare in earnest on how they are going to spend it. One of the things many people look forward to is festivals.

Like many cities and towns across the country, the Reading festivals form an integral part of the summer activities of the people. 

The Reading festival happens every year on the Bank holiday weekend of August and this year’s festival was held at Richfield Avenue in Caversham from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August 2022. 

Many artists across the world and members of the public from the UK and around the world get together to celebrate this event where people will start coming to set up their campsites and bring their own food and drinks also, sing and dance with their family and friends.

Some of the artists that performed during the festival included Dave, Megan the stallion  Polo G, Little Simz, Bring me the Horizon, Manneskin, Halsey and Saturday headliners were Arctic Monkeys, but many artists had dropped out this year. 

However, many youths go to this event from the ages of 14 to 25 while adults between the ages of 26 and 40 turn up for this festival, however, a drop in the adult attendance has been observed over the past years.

Some people registered their satisfaction over social media in the performances of Arctic Monkeys and Dave as being their favourites due to the excellent set that they did on the stage while some said that this year’s festival has the best they have been to this year or best set that they have done.

There were reports of spiking which the police investigated and got the perpetrator arrested by the Thames Valley Police. Most of these bad practices happened during Arctic Monkeys performance.

Thames Valley Police have reported an increase in the number of illicit drugs usage and possession.

Volunteers, Thames Valley Police and the  Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services as well as the general public deserve commendation for a very successful festival this year.

Soon 2023 tickets will be on sell once members of the public find out which Artist will be coming next year.

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