Tickets for pre-festival party onsale now

Tickets for the Club NME Welcome To Reading Party are on sale now.

The event, which will feature a DJ set from Pendulum and MC Verse among others, will take place at the Rivermead Leisure Centre on the Thursday (August 21) before the festival gets underway.

Tickets for the opening night are onsale for Reading Festival ticket holders now.

To check the availability of Club NME Welcome To Reading Party tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

While the festival is on (August 22-24) wristband holders will be able to get into the nightly club for free.

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