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What to Bring to Reading and Leeds Festivals

Later this month, two of the UK’s biggest and best-known music festivals will once again entertain music fans with great lineups in an exciting, fun-filled weekend. Sister festivals Reading and Leeds take place August 25-27 in two different parts of England with the same artists playing both on different days. The Reading Festival is held at Little John’s Farm, Reading in Southern England. In the north, the Leeds Festival finds its home at Bramham Park, near Leeds.

Both locations offer the opportunity to camp at the sites. However, British weather is notoriously rainy and the festivals often get more than a little muddy. With sites close to good-sized populations, there are plenty of cozy and dry rooms for people who either don’t like camping or who prefer to clean off a bit of the mud between days and get out of the rain.

The line up for the festivals this year include big names like Kasabian, Jimmy Eat World, Eminem, Muse, Halsey, Breaking Benjamin, and Billy Talent. Along with multiple stages at each location, each festival also includes food vendors, cash points, water points to refill water bottles, and free phone charging stations.

Perhaps the most unique thing about these sister festivals is that they have identical lineups. The only difference being, the days are rotated. For example, the Friday line-up at Reading will happen on Saturday at Leeds.

Here are some helpful things for attendees to pack when going to the Reading and Leeds Festivals:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat or poncho
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Valid ID such as a passport
  • Cash
  • Camera

If you’re interested in attending either festival, you can visit the Reading Festival website here and the Leeds Festival website here.

For an in-depth survival guide and a place to find off-site accommodations, AllTheRooms has plenty of options at varying price points.

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  • Do you have more information about the free phone charging at Reading this year? Can’t find it!


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