Reading Music Festival is the world’s oldest popular music festival still in existence. Held annually in the town of Reading, England, this year’s event was attended by over 80,000 people.
I photographed the festival for the very cool bunch of people at Festival Annual. They publish a yearly anthology of music festivals around the British isles; a genius view into the UK’s Music Festival subculture. This is where a lot of music, entertainment and fashion trends emerge. This is where many an adolescent story to be told, but the pictures speak for themselves in that regard. There’s over 40 of my images in the book, it’s available here and if you use promo code ‘FELIX’ during checkout, you get a nice little discount. It makes a great christmas present for anyone who loves music, concerts, gigs or festivals.
Below a sampling of some of my images, much more in the book.
The back cover of the book includes one of my images (the centre one) as well as some gorgeous double page spreads of some of my images:
The individual pages are very nicely laid out, each with a theme that shows a specific aspect of the festival.
Oscar May as well as coverage of all the other major music festivals in the country.The book also features Reading photography by my friend