Reading Festival 2013

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013

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Rock, alternative, indie, punk, metal, with big names, breaking acts, and exclusive performances Reading Festival has it all.

The dates for the 90,000 capacity Reading Festival are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013 at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire.


The latest additions include Childhood, Bipolar Sunshine, Stay Positive, Parachute Youth, Benin City, Decade, The Wytches, Battle Lines, Amber, As Elephants Are, Big Wave,  Casablanca, Catfish & The Bottlemen, City Of Lights, Crusade, Denai Moore, Glass Caves, The Grand, I Divide, Jaws, Joel Baker, King No-One, Lonely The Brave, Man Can’t Fly, Mausi, Modo Stare, Peasants King, Prides, Saint Raymond, Ruen Brothers, Slaves, Sundara Karma, Theory 59, Thumpers, To Be Frank, Tripwires, We Are Knuckle Dragger, We Are Fiction, Witch Hunt, and Zaheer.

Headliners Green Day will top the bill on Friday, Eminem headlines Saturday and Biffy Clyro close the show on Sunday. All three of the Main Stage headliners are UK festival exclusives.

They are joined by UK festival exclusive performances from Fall Out Boy, System Of A Down, and Deftones, plus Skrillex, Major Lazer, Azealia Banks, Flux Pavillion, Redlight, Night Works, Foals, Jake Bugg, Bring Me The Horizon, System of a Down, Fall Out Boy, Alt-J, Deftones, Skrillex, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Knife Party, Frank Turner, A$AP Rocky, The Strypes, Alex Clare, Disclosure, The Lumineers, Swim Deep, Azealia Banks, Editors, Johnny Marr, Magnetic Man, Baauer, Major Lazer, Tame Impala, Bastille, Mallory Knox, Temples, Modestep, The 1975, The Blackout, New Found Glory, Theme Park, Tomahawk, Hadouken!, Palma Violets, Twin Atlantic, Chase & Status, Haim, Peace, Deap Vally, Sub Focus, Wretch 32, Toddla T Sound, P Money, Don Broco, The Pretty Reckless, Night Engine, Deaf Havana, Darwin Deez, Villagers, Wavves, Alvin Risk, Pegboard Nerds, Post War Years, Feed The Rhino, The Creepshow, Rat Attack, Palm Reader, Gnarwolves, Sonic Boom Six, Off With Their Heads, Chuck Ragan, Anti-Vigilante, Sharks, Great Cynics, Filter, Hacktivist, Virginmarys, Beware Of Darkness, Hawk Eyes, Papa, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Savages, DIIV, Dan Croll, Sons and Lovers, Mount Kimbie, Frankie and The Heartstrings, In The Valley Below, China Rats, San Cisco, Itch, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Giggs, Ghostpoet, Angel Haze, Ms Dymanite, David Rodigan, Shikari Sound System, Funeral For A Friend, Crystal Fighters, British Sea Power, Spector, Chvrches, Lucy Rose, Pure Love, Gallows, And So I Watch You From Afar, Crossfaith, Arcane Roots, Heaven's Basement, Alkaline Trio, The Living End, RX Bandits, The Jim Jones Revue, Tim Burgess, Merchandise, Splashh, Parquet Courts, Frightened Rabbit, Fidlar, Kodaline, Tribes, AlunaGeorge, Fenech-Soler, and more.

Also confirmed is a new interactive area - Off The Wall hosting the Ping Pong Thunder Dome, Les Enfants Terribles, Videopia, Rood Wallen Photo Booth, The Parlour, The Human Carwash Disco, and Dr Frankenstein's Travelling Freak Show.

For the line-up details, and stage splits, where available, please click here. There are no other acts confirmed yet for 2013, expect a line-up of big names from the rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal scenes.


Tickets have sold out, weekend tickets were priced at £202.50, with day tickets priced at £90.

Early entry tickets enabled festival goers to get into the site on the Wednesday and were priced at £15.

Car park passes are priced at £5, with campervan passes priced at £60, and lockers £15. 

Tickets could also be secured with a £67.50 deposit. If the 1st instalment was paid between 4th March & 31st March the 2nd payment date will be 1st May and the 3rd payment date will be 3rd June. If the 1st instalment was paid between 1st April and 30th April the 2nd payment date will be 3rd June and the 3rd payment date will be 1st July. If the 1st instalment was paid 1st May and 31st May the 2nd payment date will be 1st July and the 3rd payment date will be 1st August. The last day you could participate in the scheme was Friday 31 May.

Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person and per credit card for those booking online. U16s (15 & under) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.

Buy tickets now, click here.

Note: Tickets will not be on sale at the gate. There will be no box office of any kind. All tickets will be sent out to customers. Overseas customers will need to pick up tickets from The Hexagon.

Disabled info

Festival Republic produces a guide to Disabled Access and Facilities for all it's festivals, which includes details of the 2-for-1 ticket scheme. Please request a booklet and application form on 020 8961 5490. For disabled attendees, the 2 for 1 scheme will open in the Spring (date TBC). To be eligible for the scheme, you will need to buy your own ticket in advance. You will need your booking reference number in order to apply for a free ticket for a carer or PA. Further information including all conditions of the scheme will be on the website from Spring 2013 (date TBC) and the application form for the 2 for 1 scheme will be available then too.

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Conditions for camping

No aerosols (over 250ml) or gas canisters this year. Those wanting to cook need to bring disposable BBQs, trangias or solid fuel stoves. Anyone seen with canisters or cylinders will be ejected from site. The caravan and campervan ticket holders in white campervan field only will be permitted to bring in gas containers up to the limit of 3kg.

Only small, clean, campfires only are allowed in the campsites they must be kept below knee height and less than one pace wide. They will be monitored and extinguished if otherwise. A new policy started last year is expected to be reintroduced this year whch means that ALL campfires will be extinguished after 8pm on Sunday. There will be a firewood trader onsite to buy clean wood for your small campfires - clean firewood will be on sale until 6pm Sunday evening.

Once again this year no flags will be allowed to be taken into the festival arena, as they obstruct the view of people behind.


There will be an on site supermarket can be found near the arena entrance in the Village. It will sell convenience foods, snacks, pies/pasties, chilled drinks, fresh daily bread and milk, newspapers, beer/lager/cider, toiletries, pharmacy, general grocery, fresh sliced meats, bacon, sausage, butter and cheeses, deli counter, and cigarettes. The supermarket will offer a card payment facility (minimum purchase £5) with cashback. Other on site facilities include: Bars, Cash Points, First Aid & Paramedics, Food & Non Food Stalls, Information.

Get there by coach

National Express are running coaches to Reading.
To book, click here.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013

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