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The Reading Festival Collection

"The Reading Festival: A Timeless Celebration of Music and Memories" Step back in time to Saturday, August 12th, 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972. Picture shows guitarist Ronnie Wood

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Wishbone Ash perform at The Reading Festival, 1981. The event took place at Little

Wishbone Ash perform at The Reading Festival, 1981. The event took place at Little Johns Farm, Reading, Berkshire. Picture shows Andy Powell playing his Flying V, Electric Guitar

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: The audience enjoy The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

The audience enjoy The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972. Rod Stewart and The Faces, and Elkie Brooks and her band Vinegar Joe performed the second of three nights of what was then called

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972. The Faces headlined the second of three nights of what was then called the 12th National Jazz

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: The Reading Festival, is the worlds oldest popular music festival still in existence

The Reading Festival, is the worlds oldest popular music festival still in existence. Many of the UKs most successful rock and pop bands have played at the festival. Circa 1992

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Fans of Wishbone Ash see their group perform at The Reading Festival, 1981

Fans of Wishbone Ash see their group perform at The Reading Festival, 1981. The event took place at Little Johns Farm, Reading, Berkshire. After their performance

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Ray Davies, sings as he fronts The Kinks at The Reading Festival, 1981

Ray Davies, sings as he fronts The Kinks at The Reading Festival, 1981. The event took place at Little Johns Farm, Reading, Berkshire. The Kinks headlined the final day on Sunday 30th August

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Elkie Brooks, lead singer of Vinegar Joe, performs with the band at The Reading Festival

Elkie Brooks, lead singer of Vinegar Joe, performs with the band at The Reading Festival. Sunday 13th August 1972 Singer Robert Palmer

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Picture shows Ronnie Lane, bass player with The Faces. The Faces featuring

Picture shows Ronnie Lane, bass player with The Faces. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Dave Davies, (brother of Raty Davies) plays guitar with The Kinks at The Reading

Dave Davies, (brother of Raty Davies) plays guitar with The Kinks at The Reading Festival, 1981. The event took place at Little Johns Farm, Reading, Berkshire

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart smiling to the rest of the band. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart smiling to the rest of the band. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart on stage. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading

Rod Stewart on stage. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972. The Faces headlined the second of three nights of what was then called the 12th

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane share the microphone

Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane share the microphone
***Note: Picture has movement in it. Chosen as it is an interesting picture*** Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane share the microphone

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart smiling to the crowd. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at

Rod Stewart smiling to the crowd. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Picture shows Left to Right, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Rod Stewart of The Faces

Picture shows Left to Right, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Rod Stewart of The Faces. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart singing onstage. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The

Rod Stewart singing onstage. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972. The Faces headlined the second of three nights of what was then called the 12th

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart (right) and bass player Ronnie Lane share the microphone

Rod Stewart (right) and bass player Ronnie Lane share the microphone. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart (right) and bass player Ronnie Lane (left) onstage The Faces

Rod Stewart (right) and bass player Ronnie Lane (left) onstage The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane. The Faces featuring

Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane with Ronnie wood in the background

Rod Stewart (left) and bass player Ronnie Lane with Ronnie wood in the background, onstage The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart onstage The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading

Rod Stewart onstage The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972. The Faces headlined the second of three nights of what was then called the 12th National

Background imageThe Reading Festival Collection: Rod Stewart singing to the crowd. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at

Rod Stewart singing to the crowd. The Faces featuring Rod Stewart perform at The Reading Festival Saturday August 12th 1972



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"The Reading Festival: A Timeless Celebration of Music and Memories" Step back in time to Saturday, August 12th, 1972, when The Faces featuring Rod Stewart took the stage at The Reading Festival. This iconic event marked a significant moment in music history as fans were treated to an unforgettable performance by one of the era's most beloved bands. Fast forward to 1981, where Wishbone Ash captivated audiences with their electrifying set at The Reading Festival. Held at Little John's Farm, this picturesque location provided the perfect backdrop for music enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the magic of live performances. Elkie Brooks, renowned lead singer of Vinegar Joe, left concert-goers mesmerized as she showcased her incredible talent alongside her bandmates during their memorable appearance at The Reading Festival. It was a truly unforgettable experience that left fans craving more. Year after year, it has continued its legacy as the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence. From its humble beginnings to becoming a cultural phenomenon, this annual gathering has brought together generations of music lovers who share a common passion for great tunes and unforgettable moments. The audience that flocked to The Reading Festival on that fateful Saturday in August 1972 experienced pure bliss as they reveled in the sounds and energy emanating from the stage. Their joyous faces captured forever through photographs serve as a testament to the enduring spirit and allure of this legendary festival. Ronnie Lane, bass player extraordinaire with The Faces, graced us with his presence during that historic performance at The Reading Festival. His infectious enthusiasm and undeniable talent added another layer of excitement to an already exhilarating event. As we reflect on these cherished memories throughout multiple decades since its inception, it becomes clear why The Reading Festival holds such significance within our hearts. Its longevity speaks volumes about its ability to adapt while staying true to its roots – providing unparalleled experiences for both artists and fans alike.