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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 2021 Sunday Highlights

Reading Festival 2023 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Fri 26 August 2022
Main Stage East

Dave / Polo G / Little Simz / Circa Waves / Griff / Black Honey / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Main Stage West

Megan Thee Stallion / Glass Animals / All Time Low / Joy Crookes / Wallows / BBNO$

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Gorgon City / Biscits / Jaguar / Meg Ward / Nia Archives / Pinkpantheress / Baqar / Everyone You Know / Piri & Tommy / Joey Valence & Brae

Festival Republic Stage

Fever 333 / As It Is / Cleopatrick / Tigercub / Kid Kapichi / Scene Queen / Witch Fever / The Scratch / Beauty School Dropout

The Pit

Fever 333 / As It Is / Cleopatrick / Tigercub / Kid Kapichi / Witch Fever / The Scratch

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

PA Salieu / Potter Payper / Knucks / Morrisson / Fumez The Engineer / Hazey / SIR Spyro / Kasst X Ajfrmthe8

BBC Music Introducing Stage

Dan D’Lion / Bilk / Priestgate / Dolores Forever / Caity Baser / Deadletter / Sisi / Flowerovlove / Honeyglaze / Courting

Sat 27 August 2022
Main Stage East

Arctic Monkeys / Wolf Alice / Fontaines D.C. / Jack Harlow / The Lathums / The Sherlocks

Main Stage West

Bring Me The Horizon / Enter:Shikari / JXDN / Poppy

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Wilkinson / Sigma / A.N.C. FT Phantom / Obskur / Tommy Farrow / Ama / Madison Beer / Tai Verdes / Gus Dapperton

Festival Republic Stage

HO99O9 / Carolesdaughter / Sueco / Cassyette / Kid Brunswick / Taipei Houston / The Skinner Brothers / Static Dress / Thumber

The Pit

Carolesdaughter / Sueco / Kid Brunswick / Static Dress

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

Krept & Konan / Unknown T / Jpegmafia / French The Kid / Country Dons / Dj Target / Snow / Ojerime / Crystal Millz

BBC Music Introducing Stage

Alissic / Joesef / Christian Alexander / Grove / Bemz / Uninvited / Jazmine Flowers / Gabe Coulter / Corella

Sun 28 August 2022
Main Stage East

Rage Against The Machine / Run The Jewels / Måneskin / Pale Waves / Denzel Curry / Willow

Main Stage West

Halsey / Bastille / DMA’S / Bad Boy Chiller Crew / BRU-C

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Hybrid Minds / Bou / Kanine / TS7 / The STickment Project / 100 Gecs / Gayle / Sad Night Dynamite

Festival Republic Stage

Beabadoobee / Role Model / Chloe Moriondo / The Blinders / Crawlers / The K’s / Abby Roberts / Brooke Combe / CVC

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

Arrdee / Danny Brown / A1 X J1 / LD / Comfy / M’Way / V.I.C / Mugun

BBC Music Introducing Stage

Miso Extra / Claudia Valentina / Anorak Patch / Lice / Panic Shack / Emby / Medulla / Boy Bleach / Just Wondering

Reading Festival 2023 Tickets

Weekend Tickets from £259.20 (€300.71) are on sale:
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Accommodation

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

BY CAR

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.

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BY COACH

Return Coach trips are available from Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Crawley, London Victoria, Plymouth, Northampton, Southampton, Swindon and more to be announced soon:

BY TRAIN

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

BY SHUTTLE BUS

Shuttle buses will be available between both Reading train station and the town centre to the festival site.

BY TAXI

Taxis will be available from Reading train station.

BY PLANE

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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