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About Reading and Leeds Festivals 2021
Reading and Leeds Festivals are twin music festivals taking place simultaneously over the same UK bank holiday weekend on 27 - 29 August 2021. The multi-genre festival giants topped the poll as the most popular UK festival in the State of Play festival report in 2019, and continue to go from strength to strength.
In their extensive history, Reading and Leeds have welcomed music legends such as Green Day, Metallica, Biffy Clyro, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar to the stage. Along with a huge selection of artists and live music spanning genres across rock, pop, hip hop, grime, dance and indie, fans can also look forward to comedy, theatre, arts, cinema, silent discos and funfairs for a fun-filled line-up of programming to enjoy
Reading and Leeds festivals strive to make the event accessible to all fans. For eligible guests who require an essential companion, please purchase your own ticket first and then apply for a complimentary ticket through the details below.
Reading Festival Access Information
Leeds Festival Access Information
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When are Reading and Leeds Festivals?
Reading and Leeds Festivals take place from Friday 27 August - Sunday 29 August 2021 over the UK bank holiday weekend with campsites opening on the Thursday for weekend ticket holders, and on Wednesday for Early Entry Pass holders. Start times will be announced closer to the festival.
Where is Reading 2021 and how do I get there?
Reading Festival 2021 is based in Reading RG1. The festival site is located just outside Reading town centre and there are a number of ways to get there:
- By Car - It is recommended to follow AA signage instead of Sat Nav and then look for the festival signs. There are two public car parks. These are the White and Green Car Parks for weekend ticket holders, and Green Day Car Parks for day ticket holders. Car parking passes are available to purchase in advance.
- By Train - Reading Train Station serves many UK routes including London Paddington. The station is 15-20 minutes' walk from the site and there is also a festival shuttle bus to bring you to the site for a short five-minute journey
- By Bus - There is a shuttle bus from Reading town centre and station.
- By Plane - The closest airport is Heathrow airport in London, however you can fly into any of the London airports and travel to central London. From there you can get trains from London Paddington station to Reading.
Where is Leeds Festival and how do I get there?
The address for Leeds festival is Bramham Park, Leeds. There are a number of ways to get to the Leeds 2021 festival site.
- By Car - Free car parking is included with all festival tickets. All routes to Leeds Festival begin with the A1(M). The route will be clearly signposted with directions to festival drop-off points, festival campsite areas and carparks.
- By Bus - There will be a shuttle bus service from Leeds train station.
- By Train - The nearest train station is Leeds Station. There is a regular train service from major cities across the UK including Liverpool, Manchester, London, Newcastle, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh. There will be a festival shuttle bus from the Leeds train station to Bramham Park.
- By Plane - The nearest airport for international festival attendees is Leeds Bradford Airport. You can then take the 757 bus to Leeds city centre.
How does the early entry pass work?
An Early Entry pass gives you access to the campsites from 14:00 for Leeds Festival and 18:00 for Reading Festival on Wednesday 26 August to set up your campsite for the weekend. These are only valid with full weekend tickets.
Can I attend the festival for the day?
Yes, if you're not able to join in the festival fun the whole weekend, there are day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Day ticket holders have access to the arena from 11:00 on the stated day and can stay onsite until the arena closes.
Are Reading and Leeds Festivals the same?
Reading and Leeds are twin festivals which take place over the same UK August bank holiday weekend. The festivals share the same line up, and happen simultaneously, with the acts playing on different days over Friday, Saturday and Sunday for each event
Are there age restrictions?
No unaccompanied under 16's are allowed on site. Under 16's must be accompanied by a paying ticket holder aged 18+. Under 13's (12 years and under) are admitted free, but must be accompanied by a paying ticket-holder over 18 at all times. The event is not recommended for young children and there is no dedicated family campsite.
Can I book accessible tickets for Reading and Leeds Festivals 2021?
Yes, both Reading and Leeds offer accessible camping, tickets and facilities. Find access contact information in our accessibility section. Read more about accessible tickets and how to book on our help page.
When will I receive my tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival?
If the tickets have yet to arrive five days before the event, please contact us. You can check ticket dispatch information here.
Head to our Reading and Leeds Festival Help Page for general booking information.
Ticketmaster has published their State of Play Festivals report for 2019 which delves into all aspects of UK festivals. Check out the festival findings here based on research from over 4,000 fans.