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Reading and Leeds Festival: everything we know so far, from tickets to confirmed acts

Leeds Festival 2022 (PA Archive)
Leeds Festival 2022 (PA Archive)

A second wave of acts for Reading and Leeds festival has now been confirmed, with Dublin post-punks Fontaines D.C., rising star Nia Archives, US singer and actor Reneé Rapp, and hotly tipped indie group The Last Dinner Party among the new additions.

We've got the full festival poster, with all 50 newly announced acts, right here below.

The day splits for Reading and Leeds Festival's 2024 headliners were revealed previously, and major acts including Liam Gallagher, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Skrillex will perform over the August bank holiday.

For around 100,000 people, this means getting excited about next year's Reading and Leeds Festival, which will be returning with another cracking rock and indie line-up.

Here's everything to know about the festival's 2024 edition.

What is it?

Reading and Leeds Festival shares a line-up, and takes place in both cities across the same weekend, meaning that people from both the north and south can get to see their favourite acts without having to travel too far. While you can camp at the festival, quite a few attendees opt for day tickets.

Beginning in 1955 as Reading Jazz Festival, it has transformed and expanded over the decades, to morph into the two-site rock-alternative-metal extravaganza it is today. Because it falls right after exam season, the festival is known for drawing a younger crowd, and its occasionally riotous vibes.

Previous headliners have included The Killers, Megan Thee Stallion, Liam Gallagher, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Pulp, Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Panic! At The Disco.

When is Reading and Leeds Festival?

Reading and Leeds Festival will take place between August 21 - 25, 2024.

Are tickets on sale now?

Yes. Weekend tickets are available to purchase now. Standard weekend camping tickets for both Leeds and Reading cost from £325. Weekend tickets with early entry to camp on-site from August 21 onwards cost from £361.00.

For both ticket options there are payment plans available in which the cost of the ticket is split into six instalments. Leeds tickets can be bought here, while Reading tickets can be bought here.

Who is set to play?

Along with all of the confirmed headliners, majority of the festival's line-up has now been revealed.

UK pop star Raye, EDM giant Skrillex, Scottish DJ Barry Can't Swim, Jack Antonoff's solo pop project Bleachers, dance-pop duo Confidence Man, Dirty Hit-signed singer The Japanese House, and buzzy dance duo Overmono are just a few of the highlights.

Check out the full poster below.

How do I get to the festival?

There are loads of ways to get to both festivals: as well as public transport (coaches or trains), you can rock up in a taxi or drive there. Both festivals have shuttle buses, while in Reading's case, there's also a shuttle boat. Yes really.

Reading

Reading is just a 23-minute, direct train ride outside of London, making it one of the most accessible summer festivals about. The train station is also very close to the festival site so Reading's organisers recommend catching one of the many shuttle buses that will be running over the weekend. It costs £1.

Head here for more information on parking options if you're headed there by car. Should you wish to complete the final leg of your journey in decadent style, there is also a shuttle boat between the green gate and the green car park.

Leeds

Leeds Festival is about a 30-minute drive from Leeds train station, and there'll be a shuttle bus running festival-goers between the two spots. Tickets for this bus can be bought in advance here.

As with Reading, there are also plenty of coach, taxi and car options, as well as special designated pick-up and drop-off spots.

Reading and Leeds Festival, August 21-25, 2024; readingfestival.com, leedsfestival.com