- European Vacation
- Other acts:
- Tenacious D, Feeder, Dropkick Murphys, Plain White T's, Alexisonfire, Mindless Self Indulgence
This was the third time that Metallica performed at the Reading Festival. They previously performed here, on the same date, in 1997 and 2003.
This was the second performance of The Day That Never Comes.
This was the first time that …And Justice for All was performed at Reading.
This was the first time that Ride the Lightning was performed at Reading.
This was the seventh performance of Cyanide since debuting at Ozzfest earlier in the month.