READING Festival is coming up at the end of this month, so here is a guide for all you need to know.

The festival will run from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, 27 in Richard Avenue, Reading, with some of the world’s biggest acts.

The three-day event will also feature a newly expanded eco-campsite, the world’s biggest silent disco headlined by SIGMA, comedians and much more.

Who is playing Reading & Leeds 2023?

Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, The 1975, The Killers, Foals, Imagine Dragons, Central Cee, Becky Hill, Loyle Carner, Wet Leg, Nothing But Thieves, Rina Siwiyama, Declan Mckenna, Mimi Webb, Yard Act, Trippie Red, Steve Lacy, SIGMA, KNUCKS, Holly Humberstone, Bicep Live, Chase Atlantic, MUNA, Trippie Read, You Me At Six, Hot Milk, Don Broco and many more. 

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be bought on the Reading Festival website and Ticketmaster.

How much do tickets cost?  

Prices for tickets range from £92 for day tickets, £265 for weekends (excluding booking and processing fees), with additional packages like the Reading Lounge upgrades available on top. 

What can’t I bring?

You can view the full list of banned items here. Highlighted changes for 2023 include:  

  • Disposable vapes.
  • Campfires and disposable BBQs - This is to support the Air Quality Action Plan. Reading Festival is warning people that anyone seen creating or fuelling a fire, or disposable BBQ will be evicted from the festival site.
  • Bags in the arena. There is a limited to one A4 sized bag per person permitted into the arena. 

Staying safe:

New for 2023, Reading & Leeds Festival is bringing in AIR Hubs in campsites, providing Assistance, Information and Response facilities alongside the existing security and stewarding teams.

These hubs are staffed by groups like WAVES, Street Pastors, Salvation Army, Number 5 Counselling, Mind, CGL, RBFRS, SoulScape, and Oxfam offering 24/7 support from Wednesday to Monday.

Set times:

The only place to get up-to-date set times and info is via the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival Apps.