Reading Festival began way backing the late 1950s. It didn't start off as the biggest popular music festival, but as it continued on that's just what it became. The fest shifted styles and settings several times in its earlier years, but in 1987 the Reading fest was the premier music festival in the world. The lineup that year featured headlining sets from The Mission, Status Quo, and Alice Cooper as well as amazing sets from bands like The Fall, The Stranglers, Lizzy Borden and more. Reading still continues to this day, with the Leeds Festival being added in conjunction in 1999. This original single stitch Reading Festival shirt, nicely worn in with a few paint spots throughout, is from the 1987 edition of the fest.