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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 2020 was cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket-holders have the option to roll their tickets over to the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

Reading Festival 2019 Highlights

Reading Festival 2021 Lineup


Catfish and the Bottlemen
Liam Gallagher
Post Malone
Queens of the Stone Age
Lewis Capaldi
Two Door Cinema Club

100 gecs / AJ Tracey / Ashnikko / beabadoobee / Catfish and the Bottlemen / DaBaby / Disclosure / Doja Cat / FEVER 333 / Stormzy / Lewis Capaldi / Liam Gallagher / LYRA / Mabel / Madison Beer / MK / Post Malone / Queens of the Stone Age / Sofi Tukker / Two Door Cinema Club
+ more artists to be announced

Reading Festival 2021 Tickets

Tickets are SOLD OUT:


Camping during the festival is included in the festival 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

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Travel Info


Parking is not free and you need to purchase a Weekend Car Park ticket at £21.00 (€23.55) 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.

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Return Coach trips are available from Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Crawley, London Victoria, Plymouth, Northampton, Southampton, Swindon and more. Book your ticket at the link below:


If you’re coming from central London, direct trains run to Reading from London Paddington every 10 minutes. It’s a half-hour journey.


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.


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.

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