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Reading Festival 2018

  • Little John's Farm, Reading, United Kingdom
  • 24-26 August 2018
Reading Festival 2018
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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.

Lineup


Main Stage


BBC Radio 1 Stage


BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage


The Lockup


Festival Republic Stage


BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage


Alternative Stage

  • James Gill
    12:00
  • Jayde Adams
    12:05
  • Lauren Pattison
    12:35
  • Tiff Stevenson
    13:05
  • Tom Lucy
    13:40
  • Rants N Bants
    14:10
  • Neil Hilborn
    14:20
  • Akala
    15:30
  • Lucas Bros
    16:00
  • David Morgan
    16:45
  • Harry Hill
    17:15
  • Transgressive Soundsystem
    21:30
  • The Magic Gang
    22:30
  • Blaenavon
    23:45
  • Jen Long vs Bless DJs
    01:45


Main Stage


BBC Radio 1 Stage


BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage


The Pit


Festival Republic Stage


BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage


Alternative Stage

  • Mark Olver
    12:00
  • Mo Gilligan
    12:35
  • Rhys James
    13:55
  • Jarlath Regan
    14:25
  • Judah Friedlander
    14:55
  • Lee Nelson
    15:45
  • Tez Ilyas
    16:30
  • Chris Ramsey
    17:00
  • Hot Dub Time Machine
    22:45


Main Stage


BBC Radio 1 Stage


BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage


The Pit


Festival Republic Stage


BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage


Alternative Stage

  • Tom Deacon
    12:00
  • Evelyn Mok
    12:20
  • Shazia Mirza
    12:55
  • Lloyd Griffith
    13:40
  • Dane Baptiste
    14:10
  • Seann Walsh
    14:55
  • Paul McCaffrey
    15:45
  • Tom Allen
    16:15
  • Joel Dommett
    17:10
  • Buttoned Down Disco
    22:45

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, 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.

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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