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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 2022 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Fri 27 August

Main Stage East

STORMZY / AJ TRACEY / MABEL / DECLAN MCKENNA / MOSTACK / INHALER / DEMOB HAPPY

Main Stage West

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / SAM FENDER / AITCH / SEA GIRLS / SPORTS TEAM / THE SNUTS / NOTHING BUT THIEVES

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

MK / HYBRID MINDS / DOM DOLLA / FRANKY WAH / PROSPA / NOIZU / 220 KID / MIMI WEBB / JC STEWART / LOWES / GRACEY / KARA MARNI

The Lock Up

DINOSAUR PILE-UP / BOSTON MANOR / ASHNIKKO / YONAKA / NOVA TWINS / DANA DENTATA / WARGASM / GRACE MCKAGAN / BAD NERVES / CHAPTER AND VERSE / PUNKBAND

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

JACK HARLOW / GHETTS / MEEKZ / IVORIAN DOLL / BACKROAD GEE / TIFFANY CALVER / SHAYBO / BLANCO / TIA CARYS / DREYA MAC / ANTSLIVE / DJ TIINY

BBC Music Introducing Stage

LOW HUMMER / DOWNTOWN KAYOTO / GRAFT / TAYO SOUND / LADY ICE / THE RILLS / LVRA / FFSYTHO / DEA MATRONA

The Alternative Stage

MARK OLVER / CECILIA KNAPP / LUKE WRIGHT / JACK GLEADOW / RIA LINA / KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN / REGINALD D HUNTER / LAURA SMYTH / SARA BARRON / KATHERINE RYAN / TRANSGRESSIVE TAKEOVER SILENT DISCO TIL LATE

Sat 28 August

Main Stage East

POST MALONE / TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB / THE KID LAROI / SIGRID / BEABADOOBEE / EASY LIFE / THE ACADEMIC

Main Stage West

DISCLOSURE / THE WOMBATS / SLOWTHAI / BECKY HILL / I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME / YOU ME AT SIX / THE HARA

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

SOLARDO / SONNY FODERA / HANNAH WANTS / DANNY HOWARD / JAMES ORGAN / CHAYA / SYREETA / THOMAS HEADON / ALFIE TEMPLEMAN / KENNYHOOPLA / WILL JOSEPH COOK / NOISY

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

TYGA / TION WAYNE / CENTRAL CEE / M24 / S1MBA / MISS LAFAMILLIA / DJ TARGET / TRILLARY BANKS / CHE LINGO / KENNY ALLSTAR / KEEDZ

The Pit

WATERPARKS / HOLDING ABSENCE / CITY MORGUE / LOATHE / BADFLOWER / BOB VYLAN / JAZMIN BEAN / MACCA WILES / DEAD POET SOCIETY / GENDER ROLES

BBC Music Introducing Stage

CALVA LOUISE / BULL / MASTER PEACE / MARTHA HILL / FINN ASKEW / LOW GIRL / BONNIE KEMPLAY / POLICE CAR COLLECTIVE / MEGA

The Alternative Stage

THE COMEDY STORE / RUSSELL HICKS / DANE BAPTISTE / FIN TAYLOR / JAYDE ADAMS / CHRIS WASHINGTON / MILTON JONES / SIMON AMSTELL / SHACK VS SUPA DUPA FLY TIL LATE

Sun 29 August

Main Stage East

LIAM GALLAGHER / GERRY CINNAMON / WOLF ALICE / TOM GRENNAN / KSI / THE HUNNA / THE STRUTS

Main Stage West

BIFFY CLYRO / YUNGBLUD / BLOSSOMS / ARIZONA ZERVAS / NECK DEEP / RUSS MILLIONS / HOT MILK

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

CRUCAST / SHY FX / NATHAN DAWE / KOVEN / HARRIET JAXXON / AMA / L DEVINE / BAD BOY CHILLER CREW / NIKO B / SAM TOMPKINS / FLAWES

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

OFB / DIGGA D / M1LLIONZ / SWARMZ / DARKOO / ABRA CADABRA / S-X / COLE LC / SAM WISE / AYSTAR / FRENCH THE KID / KAM-BU / KASIEN

Festival Republic Stage

GIRL IN RED / BAKAR / HOLLY HUMBERSTONE / MAE MULLER / BLOXX / JAKE BUGG / BABY QUEEN / LYRA / SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS / LUCY BLUE / BLONDES

BBC Music Introducing Stage

JOSIE MAN / BERWYN / YARD ACT / STONE / MEG WARD / LAURAN HIBBERD / FUR / ANDREW CUSHIN

The Alternative Stage

YOUTH CLIMATE JUSTICE COALITION / THANYIA MOORE / SCOTT BENNETT / LLOYD GRIFFITH / RACHEL FAIRBURN / ELLIOT STEEL / TIFF STEVENSON / HELEN BAUER / JAMIE D’SOUZA / JOEL DOMMETT / BUTTONED DOWN DISCO

Reading Festival 2022 Tickets

Weekend Camping Tickets from £232.20 (€270.31) 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 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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BY COACH

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:

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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