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Reading Festival 2016

  • Little John's Farm, Reading, United Kingdom
  • 26-28 August 2016
Reading Festival 2016
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The UK rock giant

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A standout weekend in the UK festival calendar, the August bank holiday is synonymous with the rock giant that is Reading & Leeds.

Reading has been making it its own since 1961, evolving from a purely rock festival into a more eclectic force, welcoming artists from the worlds of RnB, electronic and hip-hop to join its huge lineup of rock legends. 

Besides the music, the weekender also hosts a vast selection of comedy and film to help you reenergise between artists such as Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and more, who have all played the festival in recent years, alongside a set of newcomers who make their name on the BBC Introducing stage. 

Continually building up its reputation as one of the world's most renowned festivals, Reading has become a rite of passage for UK festival goers.

Have you made the journey yet? 

Lineup


NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage


The Pit


Alternative Stage

  • Russell Howard
  • Lee Nelson
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Mark Steel
  • John Robins
  • Al Porter
  • Angela Barnes
  • Lloyd Griffith
  • Ian Boldsworth
  • Transgressive Sound System
  • Peace vs Hinds DJs
  • Huw Stephens vs Pulled Apart By Horses DJs
  • Jen Long vs Bless DJs
  • Transgressive Soundsystem vs Rockfeedback DJs

BBC Introducing Stage



BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage


Festival Republic Stage


BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage


Alternative Stage


BBC Introducing Stage


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Sitting just a 10 minute walk from Reading centre, Little John's Farm is a vast open space - just what you'd expect for a huge rock festival. It also sits on the banks of the Thames, with many festival-goers walking along the river to the nearest Tesco to stock up on essentials, i.e., alcohol. 


Address

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

FAQs

BY PLANE:

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.

BY TRAIN:

If you’re coming from central London, direct trains run to Reading from London Paddington every 10 minutes and take around 30 minutes. The festival is within walking distance from Reading Train Station.

BY COACH:

Big Green Coaches are a hassle-free option and will go directly to the festival from various locations. Plus they are environmentally friendly and affordable!

BY CAR:

There are two public car parks, White and Green, which are available for day and weekend ticket purchasers. You can also park in Reading City Centre at Q Park and Gerrard Street car park (use code RFEST2016).

You can also ride share via BlaBlaCar with other festival-goers.

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

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.

There is no on-site box office, all UK tickets will be dispatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery and any overseas customers will need to collect their tickets at a venue near the festival site with further details shared closer to the time.

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