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Reading Festival 2019

  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • 23-25 August 2019
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop
  • House
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The UK's most famous rock music festival

Reading Festival is the UK's most famous rock music festival. Founded in 1955 as the Beaulieu Jazz Festival, and later Reading Festival in 1971, the festival's hall of fame reads like an encyclopedia of rock 'n' roll legends - The Rolling Stones, The Jam, The Who and Fleetwood Mac have all played it.

So famous is it, it's now become a rite of passage for all young festival-goers. Just ask any rock fan, and we're sure they'll have a story or two to tell you about the times they've been.

Although inherently rock, the festival now spans a diverse mix of genres, mirroring the changing musical landscape. Take a wander around its site and you'll find everything from grime and hip-hop to house, techno and drum and bass. 

Just look at 2019's lineup, which features headliners the Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots, as well as the likes of Bastille, Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Denis Sulta and Stefflon Don coming up the rear.

And it isn't just about music at Reading, with the festival also laying on a lineup of comedy, as well as film screenings and more. 


  • Foo Fighters
  • The 1975
  • Post Malone
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Bastille
  • Mura Masa
  • Royal Blood
  • A Day to Remember
  • Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
  • Blossoms


Main Stage

  • The 1975
  • Royal Blood
  • The Wombats
  • You Me At Six
  • Juice Wrld
  • Charli XCX
  • Twin Atlantic

BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Dave
  • Fredo
  • Circa Waves
  • Pale Waves
  • Joji
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Clairo
  • The Night Café
  • Mini Mansions
  • Sea Girls
  • Bloxx

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • CamelPhat
  • Fisher
  • Dillon Francis
  • Prospa
  • Distruction Boyz
  • Becky Hill
  • Loud Luxury
  • Brunswick

The Lock Up

  • Bowling for Soup
  • The Maine
  • Pup
  • Puppy
  • Dream State
  • Press Club
  • Patent Pending
  • Cemetery Sun

Festival Republic Stage

  • Hobo Johnson
  • Black Honey
  • The Chats
  • Hockey Dad
  • Twisted Wheel
  • Jeremy Zucker
  • Ten Tonnes
  • Bad Child
  • Dreamers
  • No Rome
  • Ocean Alley
  • Zuzu

BBC 1Xtra Stage

  • Dappy
  • Headie One
  • Deno Driz
  • Masicka
  • Comethazine
  • Tiffany Calver
  • Just Banco
  • Mtrnica

Main Stage

  • Post Malone
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Blossoms
  • Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
  • AJ Tracey
  • The Hunna
  • Against the Current
  • Alma
  • Counterfeit

BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Mura Masa
  • Billie Eilish
  • Stefflon Don
  • Pvris
  • Roddy Ricch
  • King Princess
  • Slowthai
  • Boston Manor
  • Pip Blom

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Andy C
  • SaSaSaS
  • Dimension
  • Muzzy
  • Jaguar Skills
  • Georgia
  • Crucast

The Pit

  • Ghostemane
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Paris
  • Blood Youth
  • Smokeasac
  • Teddy
  • Higher Power

Festival Republic Stage

  • Peace
  • Night Riots
  • Sports Team
  • G Flip
  • The Japanese House
  • Sophie and the Giants
  • Belako

BBC 1Xtra Stage

  • Octavian
  • D-Block Europe
  • Maleek Berry
  • Saint JHN
  • K-Trap
  • Bexey
  • DJ Target
  • DaniLeigh
  • Blade Brown
  • Truemendous

Main Stage

  • Foo Fighters
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
  • The Distillers
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Mayday Parade
  • Yungblud
  • Milk Teeth
  • Enter Shikari

BBC Radio 1 Stage

  • Bastille
  • Sundara Karma
  • Lil Baby
  • Gunna
  • The Amazons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • The Story So Far
  • The Faim

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

  • Denis Sulta
  • Honey Dijon
  • Mella Dee
  • Anti Up
  • James Organ
  • Everyone You Know
  • Holy Goof

The Pit

  • Enter Shikari
  • Fidlar
  • nothing,nowhere.
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Hot Milk
  • White Reaper

Festival Republic Stage

  • Blaenavon
  • Basement
  • Bakar
  • Cavetown
  • Anteros
  • Himalayas
  • Valeras
  • The Snuts
  • Moontower
  • Ae Mak

BBC 1Xtra Stage

  • Not3s
  • Loski
  • NSG
  • Tion Wayne
  • Tommy Genesis
  • Kenny Allstar

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.

Reading Festival 2019

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