As part of 'The 1971 READING FESTIVAL: For the First Time', we worked with Reading-based charity The Rock Academy to create opportunities for young people to explore and respond to Reading Festival history.

Below, hear more about the project in the young people's own words, and view the fantastic responses that this wonderfully talented group produced.

Header image of Sha Na Na © Ray Stevenson.

Celebrating fifty years of Reading Festival with the Rock Academy

Alex Ball

Amelia Porter

A collage by Amelia Porter.

Caitlin Phillips

A mixed media piece by Caitlin Phillips.

Evadne Gustafsen

A collage by Evadne Gustafsen.

Kemianna Spence

A collage by Kemianna Spence.

Ratna Sofia Munir

Sam Eley

Nia Gosavi

Rock Stars will be Rock Stars

Ursula McAdden

Fashion at Reading Festival by Ursula McAdden

Find out more

Head to The Rock Academy's website to learn more about the fantastic work they do in bringing music to local communities. You can also connect with them via Facebook, TwitterInstagram, or email.