Reading Festival tickets

Reading Festival 2017

Richfield Avenue, Reading
Between Friday 25th Aug and Sunday 27th Aug 2017
Maximum of 8 tickets
Age restrictions apply-see info

Buy Tickets for Reading Festival 2017

Weekend Ticket (including Camping)

£213.00 inc. booking fee

£205.00 face value

Early Entry Permit (must be bought in conjunction with a weekend camping ticket)
Allows access to campsites from 6pm Wednesday 23rd August

£20.00 inc. booking fee

£20.00 face value

Friday Day Ticket: Headliner - Kasabian

£72.00 inc. booking fee

£65.00 face value

Saturday Day Ticket: Headliner - Eminem

£72.00 inc. booking fee

£65.00 face value

Sunday Day Ticket: Headliner - Muse

£72.00 inc. booking fee

£65.00 face value

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There is no re-admission and no camping allowed for day ticket holders.

Age restrictions:

• Children aged 12 and under are free and do not need to purchase a ticket but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
• Those aged 13 -15 must purchase a full priced Weekend ticket and can only enter the campsites (weekend ticket holders only) and arena accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
• Those aged 16 or over on the day of arrival at the festival do not need to be accompanied by an adult.

There is NO ONSITE BOX OFFICE for this event, all tickets must be posted out in advance with the exception of overseas customers.

Overseas customers - Because your postal address is overseas, we are unable to post your tickets to you. Your tickets will be held for collection at a venue close to the festival site – further details will be sent out closer to the event to the e-mail address you enter at the time of booking.

For day car parking please visit
Customers with day tickets cannot use the White Weekend carpark as there is no access across the river to the day entrance gate from there.
The Green day gate opens for Day Ticket holders at 9.30am and access to the arena will be from approx 11am.

Full terms and conditions for weekend tickets are available here

  • Gates: 25/08/2017 11:00am
  • End: 27/08/2017 12:00am

Ticket Types:

All tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry. Tickets must be given up by the customer in exchange for a wristband and cannot be retained.

• Weekend Tickets/Wristbands – allow access to campsites from 8am Thursday 24th August until midday on Monday 28th August and access to the arena on all show days. Weekend wristband allows unlimited re-entry to and from the site for the holder. There is no re-entry on ticket alone.
• Early Entry Permits – only valid when presented in conjunction with a Weekend ticket. Allow access to campsites from 6pm Wednesday 23rd August for people who want to set up camp early.

Opening times:

• Campsites – open 6pm Wednesday 23rd August for Early Entry Ticket holders only.
• For all Weekend ticket holders without early entry permits, the campsites open at 8am on Thursday 24th August.
• All campsites close at midday on Monday 28th August.

The arena opens & closes:
Friday – arena entrances open approx 11am – stages finish approx. 11.30pm – arena closes 4am
Saturday - arena entrances open approx 11am – stages finish approx. 11.30pm – arena closes 4am
Sunday - arena entrances open approx 11am – stages finish approx. 11.30pm – arena closes 4am

Please note these times are approximate and subject to Health & Safety checks prior to each opening.


No one will be able to camp without a Weekend Camping wristband. No rogue camping will be tolerated. No under 16s can camp unless they are accompanied by an adult. There are a number of different coloured campsites but you do not need to specify where you want to camp before you arrive at the festival. Popular campsites fill up quickly so if you want to camp in a specific area it may be worth buying an Early Entry permit to arrive on Wednesday.

There is no children’s area at this festival and there is no Family Camping either. We would suggest that this event is not suitable for young children. Children aged 12 and under do not need a ticket and will not be issued with a wristband but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult at all times. This year will however be offering a wristband to write a mobile number on for children 12 and under at this festival in case they get lost or separated from their guardian – these will be available from the wristband exchanges, arena entrances & welfare points

Disabled Access:

Once they have purchased their own ticket, customers must visit the Reading website to apply for access to the disabled facilities on site and for further details about our 2-for-1 ticket scheme. Disabled access cannot be purchased through any ticket agent. Closing date for applications tbc.

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC – 2017 DAY TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS – READING FESTIVAL. No access to the campsites with a day ticket/wristband.
a) These Terms and conditions (T&Cs) incorporate, and should be read together with, any Vendor’s and/or Agent’s T&Cs or regulations, which you can obtain from the point of purchase from the Official Agent.
b) Artists and billed attractions may be subject to change.
c) No trading allowed within the venue without the Festival Republic’s (FR’s) prior consent.
d) Goods using unauthorised event logos and unauthorised professional recording equipment must be surrendered to staff.
e) Do not buy tickets or goods from unlawful street traders/touts. They are invalid.
f) You give your express consent to your actual/ simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. This includes filming by the police or security staff which may be carried out for the security of customers and/or the prevention of crime.
g) No unauthorised buses, coaches or trucks will be allowed on site.

a) Refunds are only considered on major cancellation, substantial alteration or by special exception determined by FR
b) Refunds should be obtained from the point of purchase, no later than 3 months after the event.
c) A minimum of the face value of the ticket will be refunded.
d) Refunds of booking fees per ticket are subject to the T&Cs of the point of sale.

a) No unaccompanied under 16’s are allowed on site.
b) Under 16’s must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18.
c) Under 13’s (12 yrs and under) are admitted free, but must be accompanied by a paying ticket-holder over 18 at all times. Wristbands, to write a mobile number on for children 12 and under in case they get lost or separated from their guardian, will be available from the wristband exchanges, arena entrances & welfare points

a) Tickets are non-transferable and only valid when purchased from official agents of FR.
b) Tickets/wristbands purchased from unauthorised sources will be rendered invalid and refused admission.
c) Tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry at a wristband exchange..
d) Tickets must be valid, presented in full, with stubs and not tampered with (in the event of accidental damage, refer to point of purchase prior to event). Tickets remain the property of Festival Republic.
e) FR will not issue duplicate tickets for lost or stolen tickets or wristbands.
f) Tickets cannot be used as part of any marketing, media or sales promotion, without the prior written consent of FR.
g) The ticket holder is responsible for their tickets until it is exchanged for a wristband and then responsible for their wristband for the duration of the event.
h) All wristbands remain the property of FR until 12 Noon the day after the last day of the event.

a) Day Ticket/wristband holders are not permitted to access the campsites and are not permitted to sleep in the carparks.
b) Day Ticket holders may only enter the festival via the Green Day Gate.
c) There is no readmission on a Day Ticket so once day ticket holders have exchanged their ticket for a wristband, they cannot leave the site and re-enter. Day ticket holders will not be able to leave temporarily to access their cars, or nearby shops etc
d) Day ticket holders should expect queues at the Green Day Gate. There is a short walk to the arena so day ticket holders should arrive with plenty of time in advance of the first act that they wish to see – no refunds will be given for acts missed.
e) 3 individual Day Tickets (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) do not equal a weekend ticket and cannot be swapped or upgraded to include campsite access. The festival campsites are only accessible to weekend ticket holders.

a) FR reserves the right to evict a customer without refund, and/or refuse admission. See Eviction Policy *
b) You may be body/bag searched at the entrances, on the site or when leaving.
c) Any item(s), reasonably considered for use as a weapon, which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person, must be surrendered to staff**.
d) Any person carrying illegal items or carrying out illegal activity will be given to the Police and refused entry. Please see confiscation/surrender policy**.
e) Anti-social behaviour may lead to eviction*. Please act responsibly.
f) Throwing gas, aerosol or similar canisters/containers on to fires is extremely dangerous and will lead to eviction*.

FR is unable to accept any liability for personal or property damages, losses (including surrendered items) or injuries sustained at this event - other than caused as a result of our negligence.

a) Banned from event - Gas canisters, aerosols over 250ml, airhorns, fireworks, flares, glass, illegal substances, drugs, ‘legal highs’ – this includes Nitrous Oxide and associated equipment including balloons, laser equipment/pens, megaphones, blowtorches, sky or ‘chinese’ lanterns, sound systems, spray cans, tabards/high viz jackets, cameras with lenses over 6 inches.
b) Day ticket holders may not bring – Alcohol of any kind, Cans, disposable BBQs, campsite stoves, umbrellas, large and open drinks bottles over 500ml (sealed under 500ml are permitted) as these are banned from the arena.
c) Generators with the exception of fixed in campervans.
d) Excessive amounts of food and cigarettes. Only bring enough for personal consumption.
e) Anyone resisting the surrender of disallowed items or disregarding these conditions will face eviction*.
f) Under 18’s are not permitted to bring alcohol or to purchase alcohol on site.
g) It is illegal for an over 18 to purchase alcohol on the behalf of under 18s.

a) Fires are not permitted in the arena.
b) The burning of plastics, bedding, tents, furniture etc is not permitted anywhere on site.
c) Smoking is not permitted in enclosed public spaces or buildings including Arena big tops. This includes e cigs.
d) Excessive exposure to loud music may cause damage to your hearing.
e) Pyrotechnics, lasers, smoke machines, strobe lighting/special effects may take place during some performances.
f) The use of Drones or similar equipment for any reason is prohibited on or near the event.

a) Please use the bins and recycling points provided on and off site.
b) No animals, other than guide or hearing dogs, are permitted on site.

a) Disabled Facilities are available – please call 020 7009 3000 for further information.
b) FR events, or call information line on 020 7009 3001 (Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm).
c) Event website – for eviction*, confiscation/surrender** policies, safety and travel information.
d) If any of these T&C’s are unclear please contact

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Accessibility Information

Disabled Facilities are available " please call 020 7009 3000 for further information

No unaccompanied under 16s are allowed on site. Under 16s must be accompanied by over 18’s.

Children under 13 (12 years old and under) are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. There may be exceptions to age restrictions/ticket requirements at one off events. Please refer to for individual events.


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