Reading and Leeds Festival 2022: Everything you need to know

Reading and Leeds Festival 2022: Who’s playing, how to get tickets and everything you need to know ahead of the weekend

Thousands of music fans are gearing up for Reading and Leeds festival this weekend to see with a range of well-known chart-toppers taking to the stage, such as Dave, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion and Arctic Monkeys. 

Last year saw two of the most popular events in the music calendar return after being forced to cancel its 2020 festival due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And as the festival gears up to welcome over 100,000 musical lovers once again, here’s everything you need to know about the weekend.

Hitmakers: Thousands of music fans are gearing up for Reading and Leeds festival this weekend to see with a range of well-known chart-toppers taking to the stage, such as Dave, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion and Arctic Monkeys

When is Reading and Leeds Festival?

Both festivals will run from August 26 to 28 at Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’s Bramham Park.

Campsites at both venues are open 24 hours and revellers with early bird ticket’s can attend from 12 noon on August 24.

Weekend ticket holders can arrive from 3am on August 25. The campsites will then  close at midday on August 29.

The Arena opening times for Thursday August 25 is 5pm until 3am. Opening times for the rest of the weekend will be between 11am and 3am.  

Star-studded: The festival gears up to welcome over 100,000 musical lovers once again, here’s everything you need to know about the weekend (Dave pictured) 

Who are the main music acts? 

At Reading and Leeds festival there will be six stages in total, including two main stages alongside the BBC Radio 1Xtra stage. 

Those attending the twin festivals this year can expect performances from a wide range of artists, including big names such as Dave, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion and Arctic Monkeys.

A range of well-known chart-toppers will take to the stage, including Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Little Simz and Halsey. 

The star-studded line-up also includes Wolf Alice, D-Block Europe, Circa Waves and All Time Low.

Event: At Reading and Leeds festival there will be six stages in total, including two main stages alongside the BBC Radio 1Xtra stage (Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner pictured) 

Line-up: Those attending the twin festivals this year can expect performances from a wide range of artists, including big names such as Dave, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion (pictured) and Arctic Monkeys.

Last week, festival organisers released a statement announcing they were ‘saddened’ Måneskin and Jack Harlow had pulled out of the line-up, with AJ Tracey and Charli XCX set to replace them. 

Fans were also left outraged by Festival headliners Rage Against The Machine when they said they too would not perform.

The full line-up, including a stage by stage breakdown for both Saturday and Sunday can be found here.

Ahead of the festivals, the official Reading and Leeds website have shared the stage times for each act.

Dates: Both festivals will run from August 26 to 28 at Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’s Bramham Park

What will the weather be like?  

Festivalgoers are set to enjoy a fairly sunny weekend, according to the Met Office, including some cloudy spells and light showers. 

Temperatures at Reading are set to peak at 24°, while Leeds’ temperature will rise to 22°. There’s also some light wind and gentle breeze predicted for across each site – with the worst of the rain set to hit on Thursday. 

Where can I get tickets? 

Tickets for both Reading and Leeds festival are now sold out. 

A limited amount of resale tickets are available on Ticketmaster. 

Weather: Festivalgoers are set to enjoy a fairly sunny weekend, according to the Met Office, including some cloudy spells and light showers

About Reading and Leeds Festival

Reading Festival, the older of the two festivals, is the world’s oldest popular music festival still in existence. Many of the biggest bands in the UK and internationally have played at the festival over five decades 

Since the current two-site format was adopted in 1999, rock, indie punk and hip-hop have been the main genres featured in the line-up.

The festivals are run by Festival Republic which was divested from Mean Fiddler Music Group.

Return: Last year saw two of the most popular events in the music calendar return after being forced to cancel its 2020 festival due to the coronavirus pandemic

 

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