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Reading Festival 2015

  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • 28-30 August 2015
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Heavy Metal
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Rock, pop and alternative music on a massive scale

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Since the axe-wielding 70s when The Jam and The Stranglers were headlining the main stage, Reading Festival has evolved and grown into the mud-soaked, multi genre madness that survives as the oldest popular music festival in the world.

Now throwing out a cross-culture feast of rock, pop, progressive rock, pop-punk, metal, RnB, hip-hop, electronica and dance music, as well as comedy and cinema, Reading is just about as prestigious as UK festivals come. The packed lineup always finds space for newcomers, established underground and mainstream acts, and frequent appearances by old-school legends from the likes of Pixies and Pearl Jam to Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails.

Little John’s Farm has room for 87,000, with seven stages run by the likes of NME, BBC Radio 1 and Reading organisers themselves, Festival Republic. Make sure you get in fast, because tickets fly off the shelves quicker than you can say ‘rock n’ roll’.

Headliners

  • Metallica
  • Mumford & Sons
  • The Libertines
  • deadmau5
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • alt-J
  • Royal Blood

Lineup


Main Stage

  • Mumford & Sons
  • alt-J
  • Bastille
  • All Time Low
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Palma Violets
  • Drenge
  • Neck Deep
  • Mariachi El Bronx

NME/Radio 1 Stage

  • Knife Party
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Run the Jewels
  • Peace
  • Swim Deep
  • American Football
  • Parquet Courts
  • Echosmith
  • The Districts
  • The Struts

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Wilkinson [live]
  • Camo & Krooked
  • Hannah Wants
  • Dillon Francis
  • Porter Robinson
  • Jacob Plant
  • My Nu Leng
  • Toyboy & Robin
  • Hayden James
  • Ferdinand Weber
  • All We Are
  • Cardiknox


Main Stage

  • Metallica
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Royal Blood
  • Alexisonfire
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Modestep
  • Marmozets
  • Fidlar
  • Babymetal

NME/Radio 1 Stage

  • Rebel Sound
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Everything Everything
  • Wolf Alice
  • Circa Waves
  • Spector
  • Slaves
  • Twin Peaks
  • Nothing But Thieves

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Marc Kinchen
  • Oliver Dollar
  • Charli XCX
  • Tourist
  • DJ Fresh
  • Secondcity
  • Dimension x Kove
  • Elliphant
  • Ben Khan
  • FTSE
  • The Riptide Movement


Main Stage

  • The Libertines
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Jamie T
  • The Maccabees
  • The Cribs
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Against Me!
  • Lonely the Brave
  • Feed The Rhino

NME/Radio 1 Stage

  • deadmau5
  • Gorgon City
  • Years & Years
  • Jamie xx
  • Glass Animals
  • Kwabs
  • AWOLNATION
  • Ghostpoet
  • Shura
  • The Skints

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Boy Better Know
  • Hudson Mohawke
  • Brodinski
  • Blonde (live)
  • Rustie
  • Evian Christ
  • Maribou State [live]
  • Snakehips
  • TCTS
  • 99 Souls
  • Petite Meller
  • The Six


Lock Up/The Pit

  • New Found Glory
  • Mastodon
  • Refused
  • And So I Watch You From Afar
  • As It Is
  • Atreyu
  • Baroness
  • Beartooth
  • Black Foxxes
  • Black Peaks
  • Bo Ningen
  • Bury Tomorrow
  • Cancer Bats
  • Fort Hope
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • Frnklero AndThe Callabration
  • Ghost
  • God Damn
  • Gojira
  • Hawk Eyes
  • Ho9909
  • Modern Baseball
  • Modern Life Is War
  • Moose Blood
  • No Devotion
  • Pvris
  • Queen Kwong
  • Simple Plan
  • Single Mothers
  • Skinny Lister
  • The Bots
  • The Menzingers
  • The One Hundred
  • The Smith Street Band
  • Turbowolf
  • While She Sleeps
  • Youth Man
  • Vant

Festival Republic Stage

  • Django Django
  • The Wombats
  • Frank Turner
  • Alvvays
  • Ash
  • Bad Breeding
  • Bear's Den
  • Black Honey
  • Blossoms
  • Coasts
  • Darlia
  • DMA's
  • Eliza and the Bear
  • Gengahr
  • Hippo Campus
  • Hunter & The Bear
  • Jack Garratt
  • Jake Isaac
  • Joywave
  • Little Comets
  • Little May
  • Lucy Rose
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Mini Mansions
  • Neon Waltz
  • Pretty Vicious
  • Prides
  • Radkey
  • Rat Boy
  • Saint Raymond
  • San Fermin
  • Spring King
  • Sundara Karma
  • Sunset Sons
  • The Bulletproof Bomb
  • The Last Internationale
  • The Sherlocks
  • Vaults
  • Walking On Cars
  • We Are The Ocean
  • Seether

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • Azealia Banks
  • A$AP Ferg
  • Flatbush Zombies
  • Krept & Konan
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Craze
  • Dope D.O.D.
  • Fekky
  • Isaiah Dreads
  • Kiko Bun
  • Lethal Bizzle
  • Loyle Carner
  • Ms. Dynamite
  • Nick Brewer
  • Oneman
  • Pell
  • Ratking
  • Remi Miles
  • Siobhan Bell
  • Star.One
  • Stormzy
  • Tempa T
  • Young Thug

Alternative Stage

Milton Jones, Rob Delaney, Russell Kane, Katherine Ryan, Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Holly Walsh, Abandoman, Nick Helm, Daniel Sloss, Tom Deacon, Andrew O'Neill, Joel Dommett, Tiffany Stevenson, Luisa Omielan, Matt Richardson, Alex Edelman, Dane Baptiste, Paul McCaffrey, Wit Tank, David Morgan, Suzi Ruffell, George the Poet


Transgressive's Alternative Stage Takeover

  • Wiley
  • Jackmaster
  • Novelist
  • Madam X
  • DJ Target
  • alt-J [DJ set]
  • Palma Violets [DJ set]
  • Jen Long and BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens

Propaganda DJ Sets

  • XFM
  • The Kooks' Hugh Harris
  • Buttoned Down Disco

BBC Introducing Stage

  • Georgia
  • Clean Cut Kid
  • Childcare
  • Area 52
  • Clay
  • Crosa Rosa
  • Bemob Happy
  • Ducking Happy
  • Happy Daggers
  • Hidden Charms
  • Hyena
  • John Joseph Brill
  • Kit Trigg
  • Life
  • Malpas
  • Martin Luke Brown
  • Moon Tourists
  • Narcs
  • Otherkin
  • R51
  • Return To Rome
  • Samuel S. Parkes
  • Skinner
  • The Amazons
  • The Big Moon
  • The Jacques
  • The Mallrats
  • Treason Kings
  • Viola Beach
  • Vitamin
  • Where Fires Are
  • White
  • White Room
  • Willie J Healey
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After 10 years of roving and evolving, the festival settled in Reading for the first time in 1971. Little John’s Farm is a vast, open space that is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Reading. The River Thames flows eastward to the north of the site.


Address

Reading Festival 2014, Little John's Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ, United Kingdom

FAQs

Heathrow is the closest airport, with direct buses running every 20 minutes. The X25 service takes just over 50 minutes and will leave you just to the south-east of the festival site.

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

Yes, but they can only be used by weekend ticket holders. Mobile charging facilities are also available in lockers, but you’ll need a 12V Car adaptor-charger.

Yes, there are ATMs in the Village and Yellow campsite. However, they charge £2 per transaction and are liable to huge queues.

No, but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Under 12s get in free but, again, must be accompanied by an adult.

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