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Reading Festival 2017

  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • 25-27 August 2017
  • Electronic
  • Heavy Metal
  • Hip Hop
  • +7

Muse, Kasabian and Eminem top the bill this August bank holiday

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Reading Festival is one of the UK's most famous music festivals. Held each August bank holiday weekend, giants from the worlds of rock, indie, electronic, hip-hop and more descend on Little John's Farm, Richfield Avenue, for three days of outdoor madness.

The festival is one of the country's oldest music festivals having started in 1971, and has an unrivalled hall of fame that includes Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Foals and Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's therefore little wonder tickets continue to sell out every year.

And in the run-up to each edition, music forums are dominated with Reading Festival rumours, as keen festival-goers speculate over who they're hoping will make the final lineup.

But it isn't just about music at Reading, with the festival also laying on a lineup of some of the world's best comedians as well as screenings of both classic and modern films for those after a bit of respite between the main stages.

Headliners

  • Kasabian
  • Eminem
  • Muse
  • Bastille
  • Major Lazer
  • Haim
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Liam Gallagher

Lineup


Main Stage

  • Kasabian
  • Bastille
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Circa Waves
  • Rat Boy
  • Mallory Knox
  • Deap Vally
  • Judas

NME / Radio 1 Stage

  • You Me At Six
  • Tory Lanez
  • Sub Focus [live]
  • Lethal Bizzle
  • Anne-Marie
  • Oh Wonder
  • Declan McKenna
  • The Orwells
  • The Magic Gang
  • Marika Hackman
  • Lea Porcelain

Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Fatboy Slim
  • Dillon Francis
  • Shy FX
  • Chris Lorenzo
  • Heartless Crew
  • Majestic
  • Metrik
  • Tokimonsta
  • The Dreem Teem
  • Mullally
  • Haus
  • Kurupt FM

The Pit

  • Billy Talent
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Arcane Roots
  • Boston Manor
  • Tigers Jaw
  • Counterfeit
  • WSTR
  • God Damn
  • Puppy
  • Palisades
  • Freak
  • Life

Festival Republic Stage

  • Bear's Den
  • Cigarettes After Sex
  • Jagwar Ma
  • The Districts
  • Toothless
  • Off Bloom
  • Cosima
  • The Big Moon
  • Idles
  • Louis Berry
  • The Amazons
  • Prose
  • Yonaka
  • Barns Courtney

Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • Danny Brown
  • Mist
  • Rejjie Snow
  • Angel
  • P Money
  • Avelino
  • Lunice
  • Watsky
  • Akala
  • Father
  • Big Tobz
  • Fekky
  • Yung Fume

BBC Introducing

  • Avenoir
  • Brooke Bentham
  • Honey Arcade
  • Moses
  • Olly Chamberlain
  • Phundo Art
  • Plaza
  • Rale
  • Scott Quinn
  • Sugarman
  • The Golden Age of TV
  • Touts

Alternative Stage

Piff The Magic Dragon
Pierre Novellie
Elliot Steel
Steve Hall
Dane Baptiste
Daniel Sloss
Iain Stirling
Josie Long
Joe Lycett
Rob Delaney
The Big Moon vs Marika Hackman DJs
Declan McKenna vs Blaenavon DJs
Huw Stephens vs Circa Waves DJs
Jen Long vs Bless DJs


Jack Rocks

  • Jono Ma [DJ set]
  • Asylums
  • Rainbow Maniac
  • Of Empires
  • Trampolene
  • The Cosmics
  • The Shimmer Band
  • Broken Witt Rebels
  • Heavy Suns
  • The Surrenders
  • Paves
  • Mint
  • The Wholls
  • White Room
  • The Assist
  • Anteros


Main Stage

  • Eminem
  • Major Lazer
  • Korn
  • At the Drive-In
  • Migos
  • PVRIS
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Moose Blood
  • Honeyblood

NME / Radio 1 Stage

  • Flume
  • Glass Animals
  • Everything Everything
  • Loyle Carner
  • Sundara Karma
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • Marmozets
  • Tom Misch [live]
  • Cabbage
  • Inheaven
  • Blaenavon
  • King No One

Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Andy C
  • Noisia
  • High Contrast
  • Jax Jones
  • Jaguar Skills
  • Delta Heavy
  • Becky Hill
  • Lany
  • ALMA
  • Sigrid
  • Get Inuit
  • Goldie

The Pit

  • While She Sleeps
  • ONE OK ROCK
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Turbowolf
  • Astroid Boys
  • Defeater
  • Vukovi
  • Zeal & Ardor
  • Tigercub
  • Viagra Boys
  • Casey
  • Dream State

Festival Republic Stage

  • Black Lips
  • Japandroids
  • The View
  • Shame
  • Grouplove
  • Black Honey
  • Eden
  • The Japanese House
  • Pumarosa
  • All Tvvins
  • Superfood
  • K.I.D
  • Paris Youth Foundation

Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • Flatbush Zombies
  • Russ
  • AJ Tracey
  • Stefflon Don
  • Abra Cadabra
  • 67
  • Cadet
  • DJ Semtex
  • Mic Righteous
  • Geovarn
  • Not3s
  • Bossman Birdie

BBC Introducing

  • Cassia
  • Colouring
  • Dan Stock
  • Ider
  • Island
  • KOYO
  • Pale Waves
  • Playing House
  • Sœur
  • Too Many Ts
  • Verschieden
  • Will Sin For Love

Alternative Stage

Bill Bailey
Simon Amstell
Jonathan Pie
Buttoned Down Disco
Tape Face
Matt Richardson
Mark Olver
Ivo Graham
Andrew Maxwell 


Jack Rocks

  • Baby Strange
  • Plastic People
  • Sisteray
  • Vida
  • The Strawberries
  • The Sundowners
  • Strange Bones
  • Shambolics
  • Breed
  • False Heads
  • Avalanche Party
  • Bang Bang Romeo
  • The Blinders
  • Blackwaters
  • Palm Honey


Main Stage

  • Muse
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Blossoms
  • Giggs
  • Architects
  • Against the Current
  • Vant
  • PINS
  • Royal Republic

NME / Radio 1 Stage

  • Haim
  • Halsey
  • Mura Masa
  • Wiley
  • Milky Chance
  • Ray BLK
  • The Sherlocks
  • Pond
  • SG Lewis
  • Fickle Friends
  • Mutemath
  • X Ambassadors

Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Marshmello
  • Charli XCX
  • Mistajam
  • Claptone
  • CamelPhat
  • Sam Divine
  • Monki
  • Jacob Plant
  • Matrix & Futurebound B2B Loadstar
  • Kideko
  • James Organ
  • Star.One

The Lock Up

  • Neck Deep
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Gnarwolves
  • Big Jesus
  • Tired Lion
  • Culture Abuse
  • Muncie Girls
  • Fizzy Blood
  • Sløtface
  • RavenEye
  • Baby In Vain

Festival Republic Stage

  • The Hunna
  • Ash
  • Tom Grennan
  • Bishop Briggs
  • Phantogram
  • Vallis Alps
  • Picture This
  • Will Joseph Cook
  • Mondo Cozmo
  • King Nun
  • Otherkin
  • Ten Tonnes
  • Muna
  • Outlya

Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • Bugzy Malone
  • Dave
  • J Hus
  • MoStack
  • They.
  • The Heatwave
  • The Manor
  • Young T & Bugsey
  • Lotto Boyzz
  • A2
  • Jaykae
  • Monster Florence
  • The LaFontaines
  • Vince Staples

BBC Introducing

  • Alibi
  • Anna Straker
  • Chroma
  • Deadset Dream
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Honey Lung
  • Low Island
  • Mosa Wild
  • Penguin
  • Queen Zee and The Sasstones
  • Rock Bottom Risers
  • The Pale White

Alternative Stage

Katherine Ryan
James Hill
Wifi Wars
Sean Mcloughlin
Seann Walsh
Propaganda w/ Blossoms [DJ set]
Rubberbandits
Flo & Joan
Lloyd Griffith
Jonny Awsum


Jack Rocks

  • Sheafs
  • Rosko
  • Skin
  • Naropa
  • Sons
  • Tijuana Bibles
  • The Jackobins
  • The Spitfires
  • Emily Capell
  • The Americas
  • Himalayas
  • Surge
  • Liberty Ship
  • No Hot Ashes
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Little John's Farm sits just outside Reading town centre on the banks of the River Thames. 


Address

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.

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

For those driving, there will be clear signposts to the various car parks or drop-off points as you approach the festival site. Parking tickets cost £10 in advance, and £20 on the gate.

The campsite will open at 6pm on Wednesday 23 August 2017 for Early Entry Ticket holders. 

The campsite will open at 8am on Thursday 24 August for all Weekend Ticket holders.

The arena will open at 11am on Friday 25 August 2017. 

No, but anyone 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult. Under 13s get in free but, again, must be accompanied by an adult.

There are several bars in the arena, operating on a cash-only basis.

Only food for personal consumption and water/soft drinks in sealed bottles 500ml and under may be brought into the arena.

There are a number of cash points dotted throughout the arena. Please check the festival maps onsite for their location. They charge a small fee for services.

Music Angel Unlimited Mobile Charging will be at Reading this year, offering their Social Power battery for £25 with Unlimited Charging.

Yes, there will be lockers available to hire. Lockers need to be purchased in advance. 

All lockers have USB ports for phone charging, but have only one charging device per locker. Please remember to bring your own USB cable.

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