A batch are made available before the 2005 line-up is officially announced...

A batch of tickets for this year’s CARLING WEEKEND: READING FESTIVAL have gone on sale.

This year’s event takes place over the weekend of August 26-28, and tickets are on sale, priced £125.

For availability, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

Although no names have been officially confirmed, NME.COM understands that this year’s event will be headlined by Foo Fighters, [/a] and metal titans [a].

Melvin Benn from the promoters Mean Fiddler said: “What I’ve had over the course of the last three months is quite a number of letters from fans saying ‘I’ve been to Reading festival every year for the last 11 years and I nearly missed the tickets last year because as soon as you announced (the line-up) they all went very quickly’. So this is just an opportunity to those fans that are regular goers, they know the quality of the bill will be what they want to see, and not get caught up in that rush.”