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Reading Festival

When is Reading Festival?

Reading Festival is held from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August 2023.

What to expect at Reading Festival

Tens of thousands of festival-goers will make their way to Richfield Avenue this August, for a fun-filled weekend of live music and entertainment.

Reading Festival line-up 2023

Reading Festival 2023 will welcome some of the world’s biggest artists to the stage over three days, with performances from the likes of Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Wet Leg, Imagine Dragons, Lewis Capaldi and Foals.

This year’s headliners are:

  • Friday – Sam Fender
  • Saturday – The Killers
  • Sunday – Billie Eilish

As well as live music, the festival site will have a variety of food and drink stalls, and other entertainment.

How to get to Reading Festival

Getting to Reading Festival couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is hop aboard a Great Western Railway service to Reading train station. From there, the festival site is just a 15 minute walk. You can also get a shuttle bus or taxi from the station.

Helpful tips when planning your journey

Book your train to Reading Festival early to get our cheapest fares.

If you book your ticket with your Railcard, remember to bring it with you to avoid having to pay for a full-price ticket on the day.

If you’re using an m-ticket or e-ticket, make sure you have enough battery so you can show it when you need to. There will be recharging services at the festival, which you can use for a small cost.

Festival-goers should also bear in mind that the last trains from Reading station can be busy, so it’s a good idea to leave plenty of time if you need to use these services. There will be queuing systems in place at London Paddington and Reading station for the shuttle bus and taxis.