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FROM MICK JAGGER TO KURT COBAIN: A HISTORY OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST MUSICAL FESTIVALS

Words by Lois Plummer, Print Entertainment Editor for The Spark.

 

From New Order to Eminem, Reading & Leeds Festival have hosted some of the most iconic and influential musical talents of our time.

Before the festival gained its prolific status, it had sprouted from the humble grounds of Richmond, Surrey, as a jazz festival in the Summer of 1961. The National Jazz Festival, as it was affectionately coined, featured up and coming British jazz artists of the time, in a small marquee on an athletic ground.» >

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