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.
Little John's Farm sits just outside Reading town centre on the banks of the River Thames.
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.
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.
This festival is great for students. If you're planning on going to a festival as a student group, enquire here for extra help.