Reading Festival site set to host new event

Heavenly Planet festival set for 2009 launch

A new festival may take place on the Reading Festival site in July next year.

The Heavenly Planet festival, set for Little John’s Farm in Reading on July 10 and 11 next year, will predominantly feature world music and will be aimed at a family audience.

No bands or ticket details have been announced yet, as the festival is still subject to approval at a Reading Borough Council meeting on September 29.

The festival is intended to “evoke ideas of optimism, global awareness and an open-minded enthusiasm for music, culture and society”, according to organisers.