Reading Little John's Farm 2006 (gig)

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Line-up poster
Weekend ticket
Line-up poster photograph
Muse show
Venue Little John's Farm[source?] (Carling Weekend[1][2]—main stage - headline[source?])
Date 26th August 2006[2]
Location Richfield Avenue, Reading[1][2]
Country United Kingdom
Songs 16[source?]
Support Arctic Monkeys, The Streets, Feeder[source?]
Start (UTC+1) 22:15[source?]
Capacity 80,000[capacity][source?]
Price (GBP) >60–>135[source?]
Sold out? Yes[2]

Muse headlined the Reading main stage on Saturday. Their allotted time was from 22:00 to 23:30, but they started ~15 minutes late.[source?] Mike Skinner (The Streets) said at the beginning of his performance "hello Glastonbury! We're Muse ... Just kidding".[source?] A second encore was planned between Stockholm Syndrome and Take a Bow, however, as Matthew Bellamy described during the post-gig interview on BBC Radio 1, he couldn't bring himself to leave the stage.[source?].

Bellamy wore a white t-shirt that bore the text "Google Video: Terror Storm".[3] Search for this on Google Video to watch a documentary about how some terrorist acts were inside jobs to set up more authoritarian laws such as imposing ID cards etc. The documentary was made by Alex Jones.

Price details

Duration Base price (GBP)
1 day 90
weekend with camping 135[1]


After Hysteria Bellamy "Thank you Reading! How's it going?"
Before Showbiz Howard "Thank you very much Reading. You're looking good".
Bellamy "We'll play a very, very old song now, off our first album".
After Bliss "Thanks a lot".
After Butterflies & Hurricanes Howard "Thank you very much indeed Reading".
After Take a Bow Bellamy "Thank you Reading! Thanks very much, cheers".
Wolstenholme "Cheers".


The BBC broadcast this show on BBC3 and BBC2.[4] BBC Radio 1's website also broadcast the performance live. On this broadcast, Butterflies & Hurricanes was incorrectly titled as 'Bliss'.[5]

The performance, aside from Stockholm Syndrome which was not broadcast, can be found on the download section. A video of this performance, including interviews, can be found here[registration needed].



  1. a b c Tene. (2006-09-07). [Ticket scan]. MuseWiki. Retrieved 2006-09-07. [verify]
  2. a b c d (2009-03-25). [Line-up poster]. Live Nation website. Retrieved 2011-05-12 from [verify]
  3. Rock frontman invites viewing millions to see Alex Jones movie (2006-08-27). Prison Planet. Retrieved 2006-09-01 from [verify]
  4. James 'sunburnt_atheist'. (2006-08-17). [Report of BBC television coverage]. Muselive. Retrieved 2006-08-18 from
  5. nisiagr. Muse-Butterflies And Hurricanes (live@Reading 2006). YouTube. Retrieved 2007-06-12 from

See also

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