THE BANDS THAT ROCK THE CRADLE

Organisers of the Reading and Leeds bashes hope to raise cash for the Cradle charity, which focuses on work in the former Yugoslavia...

OASIS, MANIC STREET PREACHERS and RADIOHEAD are amongst the bands that have donated prizes to a charity competition which will take place at this year’s CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVAL in READING.

Reading Festival organisers Mean Fiddler are hoping to raise £120,000 for the Cradle charity at this year’s event (August 24-26). The charity focuses on work in the former Yugoslavia to repair the damage caused by ten years of civil war.

This year, the festival are holding the ‘Cradle Tombola’. Based in the main arena at Reading, festival goers who enter the competition have a chance of winning rare or exclusive prizes from bands and musicians.

Prizes donated so far include signed memorabilia from Manic Street Preachers, Oasis, DJ Steve Lamacq and Suede, with back catalogue and now deleted CDs and LPs from Ash, New Order, Radiohead and Oasis.

In addition, organisers claim there will be some “very special” prizes for the luckiest dippers at the Reading site.