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Reading Festival 2018

  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • 24-26 August 2018
  • Electronic
  • Heavy Metal
  • Hip Hop
  • +7

The iconic British rock music festival

Reading Festival, the iconic British music festival, has been making the August bank holiday its own since its inception alongside its sibling Leeds Festival. Although it started out as a rock festival, Reading and Leeds now showcase a lineup that spans the genres, including rock, indie, house, techno, drum and bass and grime.

Held on Little John's Farm, Richfield Avenue, just 15 minutes from Reading city centre, the festival has become a rite of passage for UK music fans, with nearly all seasoned festival-goers having been a least once. 

And that's no surprise when you consider the hall of fame that have graced its famous main stage since 1971. We're talking bands such as Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Eminem, Foo Fighters, Foals and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name just a few. Just take a look at any festival forum, and you'll find it dominated with Reading Festival rumours in the run up to its lineup announcements.

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 music stages.


  • Fall Out Boy
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Travis Scott
  • Post Malone
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Courteeners
  • Wolf Alice


Main Stage

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Travis Scott
  • The Kooks
  • The Wombats
  • Post Malone
  • Creeper
  • Waterparks
  • The Regrettes
  • Big Shaq & Friends

BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Wolf Alice
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • Mist
  • The Blaze
  • The Front Bottoms
  • Fickle Friends
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Rae Morris

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Annie Mac
  • Bicep [live]
  • Kölsch
  • Elderbrook
  • Shadow Child
  • KDA
  • Brunswick

The Lockup

  • Underøath
  • The Used
  • La Dispute
  • Royal Republic
  • Trophy Eyes
  • I The Mighty
  • The Xcerts
  • The Faim
  • Petrol Girls

Festival Republic Stage

  • The Horrors
  • Death From Above
  • Bad Sounds
  • Hudson Taylor
  • Børns
  • The Night Café
  • Dream Wife
  • Ten Tonnes
  • King Nun
  • Easy Life
  • Touts
  • Annabel Allum

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • Nines
  • Belly
  • Kojo Funds
  • Fredo
  • Ocean Wisdom
  • Steel Banglez
  • Ms Banks
  • Skengdo x Am
  • Suspect
  • Fekky
  • Adz and LB
  • Bobii Lewis

Main Stage

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Dua Lipa
  • Sum 41
  • Mike Shinoda
  • Skindred
  • Trash Boat
  • Protoje

BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Pendulum
  • Deaf Havana
  • Rex Orange County
  • Sigrid
  • Brockhampton
  • Playboi Carti
  • ALMA
  • Chase Atlantic
  • West Thebarton

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Netsky B2B Jauz B2B Slushii
  • Alan Walker
  • TQD
  • Sonny Fodera
  • Fred V & Grafix [live]
  • Danny Howard
  • Eli Brown
  • Mason Maynard

The Pit

  • Papa Roach
  • Beartooth
  • $uicideboy$
  • Black Peaks
  • Blood Youth
  • Nothingnowhere
  • METZ
  • I Don't Know How But They Found Me
  • Man With A Mission
  • Ecca Vandal
  • Teenage Wrist

Festival Republic Stage

  • Kate Nash
  • The Magic Gang
  • Spring King
  • Yungblud
  • Otherkin
  • Pale Waves
  • Sunflower Bean
  • Sea Girls
  • Pretty Vicious
  • Bloxx
  • Wyvern Lingo

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • Wretch 32
  • Yungen
  • Yxng Bane
  • A Boogie with Da Hoodie
  • Sneakbo
  • A2
  • DJ Semtex
  • Lisa Mecerdez
  • Hex
  • DJ Target
  • Izzie Gibbs

Main Stage

  • Kings Of Leon
  • Courteeners
  • The Vaccines
  • J Hus
  • Krept & Konan
  • Shame
  • Billy Talent
  • The Joy Formidable
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up

BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Diplo
  • Slaves
  • Don Broco
  • Wilkinson [live]
  • DMA's
  • NF
  • Marsicans
  • Skinny Girl Diet
  • Lil Pump

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Hannah Wants
  • My Nu Leng
  • The Magician
  • Riton & Kah-Lo
  • A-Trak
  • Mr Eazi
  • Charlie Sloth

The Pit

  • Hollywood Undead
  • Stray From The Path
  • Scarlxrd
  • Milk Teeth
  • Normandie
  • Black Futures
  • Sleep Token
  • Lady Bird

Festival Republic Stage

  • Tom Grennan
  • Isaac Gracie
  • Hinds
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Spector
  • The Glorious Sons
  • Hippo Campus
  • Welshly Arms
  • Sam Fender
  • Hak Baker
  • Coin
  • Demob Happy
  • Husky Loops

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

  • AJ Tracey
  • Lady Leshurr
  • Ski Mask The Slump God
  • Hardy Caprio
  • Nadia Rose
  • Ghetts
  • Scarlxrd
  • Scarlxrd
  • Ebenezer
  • 23 Unofficial
  • Bryn
  • Last Night in Paris
  • Headie One

Alternative Stage

Harry Hill
Lee Nelson
Joel Dommett
Mo Gilligan
Dane Baptiste
Tez Ilyas
Seann Walsh
Neil Hilborn
Tom Lucy
Paul McCaffrey
Lloyd Griffith
Lauren Pattison
Jayde Adams
Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Little John's Farm sits just outside Reading town centre on the banks of the River Thames. 


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


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.

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.

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.

You can read the full terms and condition for Reading Festival 2018 here.

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