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News Flashes 02.24.21: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Reading & Leeds Festival, New Spider-Man Movie

[Top Left Clockwise: Photo via Marvel, Photo via Shutterstock, Photo via Reading Leeds Festival] Today we have Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, the return of the Reading & Leeds Festival, and a new Spider-Man movie. FDA Says Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is Safe Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine was reviewed by the FDA and found to be safe and effective. In a large clinical trial it was found to prevent hospitalizations and deaths and has an 85% effectiveness even in severe cases. This will be the third vaccine to be authorized for use in the US and the… Read more »


More Artists Announced for Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

Reading and Leeds festival has announced over 70 more bands for its lineup next year. Artists include: Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Slaves, Neck Deep, New Found Glory, Panic! At The Disco, headliner The Libertines, and many more. The festival takes place in August from the 28th-30th in each city. Tickets are on sale for both Reading and Leeds now, and you can check some of the lineup below! Every year, this festival really takes the cake. It’s lineup is always phenomenal, and bands love playing it. Don’t miss out on getting your tickets because the rest of… Read more »


Reading and Leeds Festival reveals 2014 lineup

Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK has revealed their epic 2014 lineup. Arctic Monkeys have been announced as the second headliner joining Blink 182. Other notable acts are The 1975, You Me at Six, and Issues, and you can find the full list below. Tickets are on sale now and you can pick yours up for Reading here, and for Leeds here.


The Strokes Headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

Garage-rock band The Strokes, riding high in the music charts on both sides of the Atlantic, are to headline the 2002 Reading and Leeds festivals, organizers announced on Tuesday. The New York band, last year promoted to the events’ main stages due to popular demand, is expected to attract more than 100,000 festival-goers over the August Bank Holiday weekend. “This year has seen them (the Strokes) become the most talked-about band in Britain,” events promoter The Mean Fiddler Group said. “They are playing no other UK dates this year… this is your only chance to see them.” Co-headlining with The… Read more »


Will Rage Against The Machine Return To Reading & Leeds?

We’re sorry, UK ragers: It doesn’t look like Rage Against The Machine has any plans to return to next year’s Reading & Leeds festival. Since postponing their 2022 slot, fans have been wondering if they will make it back to their beloved country anytime soon. With this year’s festival just ending and 2024 plans well underway, the possibility is slim to none.  In an interview with NME, Melvin Benn of Festival Republic shares with fans that it is highly unlikely that the band will return to the festival anytime soon.  “It’s not an agenda item at the moment, let’s put… Read more »


Phoenix Festival, 1996: The Tour That Defined Me

— As UK music festivals go, the Phoenix Festival doesn’t have the storied history of Glastonbury or Reading. It only ran for five years, between 1993 and ’97, but it was located pretty close to my home in the Midlands region of England when I was growing up, and so I went to the 1995 event and the two that followed.  The 1996 Phoenix Festival is the festival that I judge all festivals on. So high was the bar it set, I’ve yet to see it be bettered (and I’ve attended Glastonburys, Readings, Coachellas, Riot Fests, Rocklahomas, Download/Doningtons, and more… Read more »

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