As usual the Reading (and Leeds) 2012 line-up is peppered with genuine rock and metal talent.
And with no Sonisphere this year there’s never been a better time to make a bee-line for Berkshire or Bramham.
Kicking things off are firm festival favourites Foo Fighters – look out for more mini guides all week!
Band: Foo Fighters
Where: Main Stage
When: Sunday August 26 (Leeds August 24)
Who: Biggest rock band on the planet?
Why: Nirvana connections, catchy choruses and cool dudes.
What: UK Top 10 singles This Is A Call, All My Life, Best Of You and The Pretender.
Watch out for: Dave Grohl’s rock star moves.
Wait for: Monkey Wrench