Like many festivals in 2020, the Reading Festival was unable to continue due to the coronavirus, but plans are already in place for the music event to return next year.
The Reading Festival 2021 will take place August 27-29, and will no doubt be back bigger and better than ever after a year.
Festival director Melvin Benn has announced that a line-up will be announced today (Monday, August 31), so we’ll bring you all the latest festival news and gossip as soon as we get them.
There is currently no confirmation on who will play.
but we do know there will be six headliners who will star on two main stages.
Music lovers who had tickets for this year were given the option of getting a refund or carrying the ticket until 2021.
A statement released in May by the team behind Reading and Leeds Festival said: “We are already counting the days before we return to the fields we call home for the weekend of August 15th.
“We promise you Reading and Leeds 2021 are worth the wait.”
With that in mind, scroll down to our live blog for the latest news on the 2021 Reading Festival.
What we are missing from this year’s canceled event
There were no crowds, no queues, let alone alcohol and no music on this festive weekend in Reading.
Festival weekend is one of the best weekends of the year and losing it is a huge blow to the city, with acts like Rage Against the Machine this year.
It is hoped that the event will return gloriously in the summer of 2021, but it leaves a hint of sadness in the city as it loses one of its main events.
Here are some of the things we missed from the Reading Festival.
Creative transport containers
Listen to music at home
Check Out What Else We Missed Here
What about day tickets?
If you can’t join in the fun of the festival all weekend long, there are day tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Day ticket holders have access to the arena from 11:00 a.m. on the day indicated and may remain on site until the arena closes.
How to get to the Reading Festival?
Where is Reading 2021 and how to get there?
Reading Festival 2021 is based in Reading RG1. The festival site is located just outside of Reading city center and there are several ways to get there:
By car – It is advisable to follow the AA signs instead of the satellite navigator and then look for the festival signs. There are two public car parks.
These are the White and Green car parks for weekend ticket holders and the Green Day car parks for day ticket holders.
Parking passes are available for purchase in advance.
By Train – Reading station serves many UK connections, including London Paddington.
The train station is a 15-20 minute walk from the site and there is also a festival shuttle that takes you to the site for a short five minute ride
By Bus – There is a shuttle bus from Reading town center and train station.
By Air – The nearest airport is Heathrow Airport in London, but you can fly from any of the London airports and get to central London. From here you can take trains from Paddington station to Reading.
The Reading Festival will return during the August 2021 holidays and pre-registrations are now open.
The 2020 festival was canceled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the event is expected to continue next year with ticket holders able to return their ticket.
However, fans wishing to secure a ticket to the 2021 Reading Festival can register for pre-registration on Ticketmaster here.
Once registered, you will be notified of how to obtain tickets when they become available and you will likely have access to a presale before the general public.