Forecasters have predicted that heavy rain will fall on the Richfield Avenue site this weekend, sparking fears that chaos may ensue among the 89,000 fans there to see the likes of The Cure, Kasabian and Foo Fighters.
Copyright: PA Images Zak Hussein/PA WireHowever Melvyn Benn, a Reading organiser and promoter since 1989, told BBC News that the site has coped with torrential conditions in the past.
"Reading Festival has been going since 1971 and we've seen much worse conditions than the Isle of Wight experienced earlier this year," he said.
"We've put in an infrastructure at the site with additional pumps over the years to cope with the high water table.
"We're also in the middle of a city and people can either walk or get the train to the site, they don't have to drive here."
At the Isle of Wight, festival-goers had to sleep in their cars overnight due to blocked access to Newport.
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