Reading and Leeds Festival 2021: lineup and complete guide
Staff writer - March 02, 2021

Reading and Leeds Festival 2021: lineup and complete guide

Everything you need to know about the rockin’est UK festivals
reading and leeds festival

The Reading and Leeds Festival is going ahead this summer during August Bank Holiday weekend and promising to be the most epic event ever!

Here’s a complete Reading and Leeds Festival guide for 2021, including a bit about the biggest artists on the lineup, essential details on how to get to the festival sites and everything else you need to know...

Reading and Leeds Festival fast facts

Location: Little John's Farm, Richfield Avenue (Reading), Bramham Park (Leeds)
Date: August 27-29, 2021
Capacity: 90,000

Who’s on the Reading and Leeds Festival lineup?

It’s fair to say that this year’s lineup for the UK music festival surprised some fans with more hip hop and pop names joining more traditional and alternative rock bands.

But there’s no denying there’s a bit of something for everyone on the Reading and Leeds lineup 2021 and fans are excited to experience the festival again...


Stormzy concert


One of the biggest deals on the Reading and Leeds lineup is UK Rapper Stormzy, famous for his strong stances towards social justice, who will be looking forward to perform again on a stage after his epic Glastonbury set in 2019.

Stormzy is also yet to confirm new dates for his h.i.t.h. tour - 15 dates across the UK and Ireland

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Post Malone

post malone concert

Returning again to Reading & Leeds festivals after headlining its past edition in 2019, Post Malone promises another outstanding set including tracks from his latest album 'Hollywood's Bleeding'

With restrictions on international travel also expected to be relaxed in the coming months UK fans can hope he'll be able to fly over from LA to the two stages in Britain.

Liam Gallagher

The former Oasis member will come back to Reading & Leeds stages and looking forward to perform songs from his two solo albums, ‘As You Were’ and ‘Why Me?' alongside some Oasis classics
Here's the full Reading and Leeds Festival music lineup confirmed so far in one handy list:

  • 100 Jecs
  • AJ Tracey
  • Ashnikko
  • Bad Boys Chiller Crew
  • Bebadobee
  • Bloxx
  • Catfish & The Bottlemen
  • Charli XCX
  • Crucast
  • Dababy
  • Disclosure
  • Doja Cat
  • Dreya Mac
  • Fever 333
  • Galllows
  • Gerry Cinnamon
  • Girl In Red
  • Hot Milk
  • Ivorian Doll
  • Jack Harlow
  • KSI
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Lyra
  • Mabel
  • Madison Beer
  • MK
  • Neck Deep
  • Niko B
  • Nova Twins
  • Post Malone
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Sigrid
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Solardo
  • Sports Team
  • Stormzy
  • The Wombats
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Yungblud

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When is Reading and Leeds Festival 2021?

The festivals take place on the August bank holiday weekend (27-29).

The acts travel between the two sites to play on different days. For example, the Reading Festival lineup for the Friday will head north to Leeds for the Saturday.

What’s the weather for Reading and Leeds Festivals?

Reading and Leeds Festival takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, so nice weather is likely.

Expect sun (and maybe some clouds), but also pack your wellies and a waterproof coat/compact poncho just in case...

Where is Reading Festival and how do you get there?

Reading Festival is held at Little John's Farm, Richfield Avenue.

The site can be easily reached by shuttle bus from Reading train station and town centre (although it’s actually only a 15-20 minute walk).

If you’re driving, Reading Festival is just off the M4 (junction 11) and there are car park passes available for the whole weekend.

Drivers are encouraged to car share with other festivalgoers to save cash, reduce traffic and protect the environment. There’s even a Reading Festival Liftshare page.

Big Green Coach is the official travel provider for Reading and Leeds Festivals, departing from 41 locations.

Where is Leeds Festival and how do you get there?

Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park. Drivers should head toward the A1, M1 or A1(M) and look out for signs. Parking is included with all festival tickets.

There’s a shuttle bus going from Leeds train station and will also be taking campers from the festival grounds to the local Tesco.

Big Green Coach is the official travel provider for Reading and Leeds Festivals, departing from 39 locations.

Hotels near Reading and Leeds Festivals

Camping not really your scene, eh?

If you want to experience the full Reading and Leeds Festival weekend but don’t fancy pitching up a tent, you can always stay at a local hotel.


Cheap: Travelodge Reading M4 Eastbound (around £39, 3.3 miles away)
Affordable: Premier Inn Reading Caversham Bridge (around £76, 0.4 miles away)
Posh: The Forbury (around £119, 0.7 miles away)


Cheap: The Avenue (around £34, 6.6 miles away)
Affordable: Hazlewood Castle Hotel and Spa (around £87, 2.4 miles away)
Posh: Wood Hall (around £154, 4 miles away)

Alternatively, you could go for one of the many glamping options available at both festivals, allowing you to stay on site without accidentally setting up your tent in a puddle.

Check out Pink Moon Camping or Podpads for more info.

What are the covid measures for Reading & Leeds Festival?

So far organisers have announced that the event will happen without any covid-related restriction. However as the government moves ahead with the lockdown exit roadmap the festival could adopt measures such as rapid testing on entrance to ensure the event is safe to attend.

How to get tickets for Reading and Leeds Festivals

Reading and Leeds Festivals tickets are now sold out following government announcement but you don't have to miss out! Try connecting with fans selling spare tickets to Reading Festival and Leeds Festival on StubHub.

Tickets are available for either single day entry or the entire weekend.

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