Thursday, March 03, 2005

READING: AN EXPENSIVE POT LUCK: and are both already flogging Reading Festival tickets, for a hefty £137 (remember, according to OFT guidelines ticket prices should be quoted in full, not without their booking fee), and, in an little extra piece of money-grubbing, there's a ten quid surcharge if you want to get a decent camping slot by turning up before 11 on the Thursday. Which doesn't sound like much, but even a small gang of mates would virtually be buying an extra half a ticket between them just to make sure their pitch was perfect. All this money, and there isn't even a single name on the line-up. You feeling lucky, punk?

The ticket price, by the way, has gone up 9% - or nearly six times the rate of inflation.