25 Aug - 27 Aug
Reading Festival has become one of the UK’s most famous music festivals. Having started out as a rock music festival back in the 70s, Reading Festival now embraces a whole range of genres, such as dance and hip-hop, while still remaining inherently rock focussed.
So popular have they become, Reading, and its northern sibling Leeds, are now a rite of passage for young festival-goers, while many older festival-goers will no doubt have many stories from fabled times at either festival.
And when it comes to the music, Reading’s list of past headliners reads like a hall of fame, with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Fleetwood Mac having all graced its main stage.
And beyond the music, Reading Festival also showcases an expanded lineup of comedy as well as film screenings, giving festival-goers the ideal excuse to take a break from the mosh pits.
Reading Festival 2023 Lineup
Reading Festival 2023 Tickets
Camping during the festival is included with the weekend ticket, so all you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers Premium Camping options purchased here
Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com
Parking is available and Weekend or 1-Day Car Parking tickets can be purchased here
It is strongly recommend not to drive to Reading Festival, but take public transport. The train station is very close to the festival site and shuttle buses run back and forth for £1.00.
Big Green Coach return trips from Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Crawley, London Victoria, Plymouth, Northampton, Southampton, Swindon and more can be purchased here
Reading train station is a 15-20 minute walk from the festival site. There are many routes from throughout the country to the station, including from London Paddington.
BY SHUTTLE BUS
Shuttle buses will be available between both Reading train station and the town centre to the festival site.
Taxis will be available from Reading train station. The main festival taxi pick up/drop off point will be on Tessa Road, near Red Gate and will cost approx. £5-6.
Heathrow International Airport (LHR) is the closest, with direct buses running every 20 minutes. Railair operate a direct Reading to London Heathrow bus service which uses Reading Train Station as a drop-off and pick-up point.