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Reading Festival to limit alcohol intake

| On 01, Jul 2010

Organisers at Reading festival are set to pilot a new scheme which will limit the amount of alcohol those attending the event can bring onto the site.

As part of the plan no alcohol will be allowed to be brought in the festival after 6pm, while no firewood will be allowed on-site from 6pm and no campfires will be permitted after 8pm.

As Virtual Festivals reports, the scheme is hoping to limit the amount of incidents which could put festival-goers safety at risk.

The decision follows a report on last year’s event by Reading Borough Council, which found: “As groups grew in numbers they began moving around the site committing crime and acting in a disorderly and anti-social manner.”

They added: “Numerous fires were started, telegraph poles carrying onsite lighting were tampered with, sections of fencing were ripped up and hedgerows, tents, rubbish and combustibles were set alight.”

Taking place between August 27-29, this year’s headliners include Guns N’Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182, while the bash will also see The Libertines reform to play the event.