Make sure you bring the waterproofs…

Organisers of the CARLING WEEKEND: READING FESTIVAL have warned people coming to the festival to prepare for the worst after “10 times” as much rain fell on site than this time last year.

Across the UK there has been freak weather conditions this month, with the latest forecasts for Reading predicting even more rain for much of the week.

Organisers say that many of the car parks are currently under water, and music fans should look at other ways of getting to and from the festival site, as well as packing plenty of warm and waterproof clothing.

A spokesperson said: “So far this month we have had 10 times as much rain as this time last year and it looks like more is coming. It is essential festivalgoers bring sufficient changes of clothes, wet weather gear and camping gear to stay dry. In addition please, please, please use the trains and National Express.

“Much of the car parking is forming part of the River Thames at the moment and we may have to use some edge of town park and ride schemes.”

This weekend’s festival will see appearances from White Stripes, The Darkness and Green Day.

For the latest information on the festival, check back to NME.COM all weekend, and come rain or shine we’ll be on site at both legs, bringing you the latest news, reviews, pictures and gossip.