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Reading Festival 2021 is back!



The Reading Festival is held annually in Reading, England. Reading Festival takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday. The Reading Festival 2021 will take place on August 27, 28 and 29, 2021. The Leeds Festival is celebrated on the same days.

Upon the cancellation of 2020, Reading Festival will return with charged batteries to Richfield Avenue.

The origins of the Reading Festival date back to the sixties, when it started as a jazz and R&B music festival in Beaulieu. In the 1970s, the Reading Festival changed its location to the city of Reading. This change coincides with the musical one, with genres such as progressive rock, hard rock and blues taking center stage. At the end of the decade, the first punk bands were added to the cartel.

In the early eighties, the Reading Festival included rock, heavy metal and punk in its line-up. It is at the end of the decade when the festival takes a course towards commercial pop. In the nineties, rap and hip-hop acts begin to appear on the line-up of the Reading Festival, which alternates with the popular Britpop artists.

In 1999, the Reading Festival decides to expand its stage to the city of Leeds. Thus was born the Leeds Festival, which is celebrated the same weekend as the Reading Festival.

During the following decades, the Reading Festival has expanded its capacity and popularity, with more than 105,000 attendees every year and with several stages that offer great musical diversity: dance, punk and hardcore music; emerging artists, even comedy and cabaret, among others.

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Reading Festival 2021: Who is headlining, when is it and where is it?




The full line up for Reading and Leeds Festival has been announced.

We found out everything you need to know about the Reading’s biggest festival event in no just in our town but in all Berskshire.

When is it?
The Reading & Leeds music festival takes place at both sites over the August bank holiday weekend, from Friday August 27 to Sunday August 29

Campers with early pass entry can get into the site on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 18:00 to find the best spot to pitch up your tent.

Where is the Reading festival site?
The Reading site is in the centre of Reading and is held on Little John’s Farm, Richfield Avenue.
There will be shuttle buses available for festival-goers running from Reading train station to Richfield Avenue.

Who is headlining?
This year’s headliners are…

The six headliners are Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Other acts include big names such as AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Two Door Cinema Club.

Meanwhile fans can also look forward to performances from Ashnikko, DaBaby and Fever 333, Madison Beer, MK and 100 Gecs.

Where to buy tickets
I am afraid tickets for Reading 2021 are sold out.

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Reading’s Twilight Trail: Let the magic begin




In a year that has been quite out-of-the-ordinary, Reading is set to see something pretty extra-ordinary this Christmas season. For the first time ever, Reading will have its very own Twilight Trail, a magical festive trail full of sparkles and illuminations, leading you through Reading’s iconic Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins.

Wander through a magical backdrop of illuminated trees, create your own light shows with interactive displays and watch the Abbey Ruins come alive with sound and light. Discover dazzling light orbs, floating mirror balls and enchanting shows of kaleidoscope patterns and colours as you experience Reading’s first Twilight Trail this Christmas.

The brand-new light trail, brought to you by Reading UK, Reading BID and Reading Borough Council, will launch in Forbury Gardens on Monday 8th December and will run throughout the festive season.

To keep everyone as safe as possible and comply with current Government Coronavirus Guidelines around social distancing, there will be a limited number of tickets available for the Twilight Trail, with allocated timeslots every 20 minutes.

All tickets must be pre-booked in advance via Reading Arts.
Please be aware that we don’t authorise or have any control over the sale of tickets via third-party websites.

So, book your ticket now and let the magic begin.

8th December 2020 – 3th January 2021
4pm – 10pm, with bookable timeslots every 20mins from 4pm to 8.40pm
Forbury Gardens, via Abbey Gate entrance

Twilight Trail accessible evening: 21 December
On Monday 21 December, we will be dimming the lighting, reducing the sound and limiting tickets per session to make the Twilight Trail as sensory friendly as possible.

To support the neurodiverse audiences, they are working with their lighting installation partner Yes Events to make the Twilight Trail as accessible as possible on 21 December. This includes lowering the brightness of the lights throughout the Trail, reducing the volume of the sound installations and including hearing loops for any installations that are accompanied with voiceovers. They will also reduce the number of bookable tickets for each time slot, so that families are given more space to enjoy the lighting installations comfortably.

These sessions are marked as “Relaxed Performance” in the list of available dates.

We are also working to make sure all sessions throughout the run of the Twilight Trail (8 December – 3 January) are as accessible as possible, providing wheelchair-accessible alternative routes wherever needed and bowls of water and treats for assistance dogs.

For general queries or for more information about this event, please see the Twilight Trail FAQ page.

If you have any queries about your booking, contact the Box Office –

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West Reading Window Wanderland 2020 | 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020




This will be the second Window Wanderland accross the whole of West Reading.

The idea is to cheer up otherwise dark and cold evenings with fun and light, in the form of decorated windows, and an opportunity for the community to come together. People can walk with neighbours and friends to follow the window trail and explore their neighbourhod in a new light.

Last year, over 40 houses decorated their windows and hundreds of school children decorated their school windows at Wilson Primary, Battle School and Oxford Road Community School. Over one thousand people downloaded the map to follow the magical trail with friends and neighbours.

2020 will be even bigger and brighter. If you would like to find out more, or get involved by decorating your windows at home, at work, at school, at a nursery, at a business or organisation please sign up here and encourage your neighbours to get involved. This works so well if a lots of people take part on a street and then get together to see eachother’s windows. See how one street had fun doing this last year here.

The organisers will again be holding free workshops where they’ll provide materials, tools and people can swap ideas, tips and skills.

West Reading Window Wanderland 2020 | 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 from 6pm to 9pm. Please register or sign in to make a window.

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