Survival Guide: Reading and Leeds Festival 2017

The UK’s most exciting festivals are approaching! Reading and Leeds Festival 2017 are two sister festivals in the North and South of England, which take place across the same weekend. The festivals have identical line-ups that switch each day, so Reading’s Friday line-up is Leeds’ Saturday line-up, and so on. This year’s killer line-up includes the likes of Kasabian, Muse and Eminem.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Reading and Leeds Festival.

Reading Festival 2017
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Reading and Leeds Festival Location

Reading Festival is held on Little John’s Farm, Reading, in the South of England.

Leeds Festival takes place in Bramham Park, near the city of Leeds in the North of England.


Reading and Leeds Festival Dates

Reading Festival 2017 and Leeds Festival 2017 take place on the same weekend, August 25-27 2017.

Reading Festival 2017
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Where to Stay for Reading and Leeds Festival

A lot of attendees pitch a tent in the campsite, however it can get really muddy at Reading and Leeds festival thanks to the rainy UK weather. So if camping isn’t your thing, we have tons of options available for you, from couches to crash on through to your own luxury hotel room.

Reading – Some of the best nearby hotels in Reading include Cantley House Hotel and Crowne Plaza.

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Leeds- Leeds’ top choices include Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel and White Lion Hotel.

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Getting to Reading and Leeds Festival 2017

Reading- The nearest airports for Reading are London and Bristol. From there you can take a coach directly to the festival site.

Leeds- Meanwhile, the nearest airports to the Leeds festival site are Leeds Bradford or Manchester airport. There are coaches that run into the town center, where you can take direct buses to the festival site.

Alternatively you can drive, however you need to buy a car parking permit in advance through the festival website.


Reading and Leeds Festival Tickets

Leeds Festival 2017
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A weekend camping pass ticket is $265, and includes a place to pitch your tent. Single day passes are $90. If you purchase a day pass, access to the campsite is not included.

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Reading and Leeds Festival Line-Up 2017

This year’s epic line-up features the likes of Kasabian, Muse and Eminem on the main stages. Other top acts include Haim, Korn and Major Lazer.

The line-up at Reading and Leeds are the same, however just rotated by a day. So the Reading Friday line-up will be the same in Leeds on Saturday.


What to Bring to Reading and Leeds Festival  

The UK is notoriously rainy – and the last weekend of August can be particularly wet. Bring wellies (rainboots), and line your bag with a plastic bag or trash can liner to stop water from ruining your clothes!


Reading and Leeds Festival Pro Tips

Always arrange a place to meet friends. It is easy to lose people and sometimes phone signals can be bad at the festival sites.

Whenever you walk past a phone charging spot, charge your phone. You want to make sure you can Instagram, right?

Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated

Always carry toilet paper with you, as toilets often are running short


Reading Festival 2017
Photo by David Martyn Hunt

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