After months of waiting, Reading and Leeds festivals finally announced their line-up to the world. However excitement turned to frustration and people are asking the question: is it actually worth it?

It cost £220 to attend Reading and Leeds for the full weekend but for the same price you could attend three fantastic festivals around Nottinghamshire. Here is what you can expect:

Starting with Dot to Dot Festival, showcasing a range of the best new music around the country and from Nottingham. Artists will be playing at venues across the city including Bodega, Rescue Rooms and Rock City. For £14 you will be seeing some of the brightest new artists and if last year’s line-up is anything to go by it should be a fantastic year for Dot to Dot.


The company behind one of Nottingham’s biggest music venues, Rock City also organises a fantastic day of live music at Wollaton Park. Splendour Festival is Nottingham’s biggest music festival and has already announced that Paloma Faith will be this year’s headliner, and with more acts to be announced it’s already looking like a safe bet for £50.


Y Not Festival is back for another year and there have been a lot of major changes to the festival. After substantial flooding and poor safety procedures, there is now a new site,  Aston Hill Farm, which is next door to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. They have also announced the headliners for this year including The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Jamiroquai.

So for the price of a Reading and Leeds weekend ticket, you could attend these three fantastic festivals in Nottinghamshire.

But what do you think? Are Reading and Leeds worth the money or are there any better festivals that are worth attending and more affordable?

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