2020 Weekend Ticket Terms and Conditions



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 or promotional activities allowed within the venue without Festival Republic’s prior consent.

d) Goods using unauthorised event logos and unauthorised professional recording equipment must be surrendered to staff.

e) Photographic equipment is permitted, provided that it is for personal non-commercial use only. In the event of any subsequent commercial use, the bearer agrees to pay the Promoter for the cost of a licence issued by the Promoter for permission to take photographs/visual/audio recordings for commercial use.

f)  Do not buy tickets or goods from unlawful street traders/touts. There is no guarantee of tickets’ validity for entry unless purchased from official ticket agents for event.

g) 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.

h) No unauthorised buses, coaches or trucks will be allowed on site.


a) Refunds are only considered on major cancellation, material alteration or by special exception, where: ‘major cancellation’ is the cancellation of the Event in full (and not rescheduled); ‘material alteration’ is a change (other than a rescheduling) which, in Festival Republic’s opinion, makes the Event materially different to the Event that ticket purchasers, taken generally, could reasonably expect. In particular, please note that the following are not deemed to be ‘material alterations’: changes to the line-up of the Event; adverse weather conditions; changes to individual members of a band; curtailment of the Event where the majority of the Event is performed in full; and delays to starting the performance of an Event; and ‘special exception’ is an exception determined by Festival Republic in its sole discretion.

b) Refunds should be requested from the point of purchase, no later than three months after the Event.

c) A minimum of the proportionate amount of the face value of the ticket will be refunded.

d) Refunds of any booking fees per ticket and/or per order fees are subject to the T&Cs of the point of sale.


a) No unaccompanied under 16s are allowed on site. All Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder (aged over 18.) This adult must remain on site throughout the whole weekend as the guardian of the under 16-year-old.

b) Under 13’s (12 years 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.

c) We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18s on site.


a) It is prohibited to resell tickets for the event, except where resold using the official resale platform of the official ticket agent your purchased from, or where resold using Twickets – in accordance with the relevant ticket agent’s or Twicket’s resale terms and conditions.

b) Tickets purchased from unauthorised sources may be rendered invalid and admission refused.

c) Tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry at a wristband exchange. No re-admission on tickets.

d) Wristbands are strictly non-transferable and will be invalid if removed, tampered with, transferred or resold.

e) 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.

f)  Festival Republic will not issue duplicates for lost or stolen tickets or wristbands.

g) Tickets cannot be used as part of any marketing, media or sales promotion, without the prior written consent of Festival Republic.

h) 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.

i)  All wristbands remain the property of Festival Republic until 12 Noon the day after the last day of the event.


a) Festival Republic reserves the right to evict customers without refund, and/or refuse admission where the Eviction Policy is breached.  See Eviction Policy on website. *

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*.


Festival Republic 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, unidentified substances, new psychoactive substances (NPS), illegal items, laser equipment/pens, megaphones, blowtorches, sky or ‘Chinese’ lanterns, petrol burners, sound systems, spray cans, tabards/high viz jackets.

b) Banned from arena – Bags larger than A4 in size, cans, alcohol of any kind, camping equipment, firewood, disposable barbeques, campsite stoves, audio recorders, umbrellas, glass, inflatable loungers, open drinks (PERMITTED items include – sealed water / soft drinks 500ml or less and empty re-usable bottles of any size). Please refill your empty bottles at the water points inside the arena for free. If you need to bring specific food or drink or medication due to a pre-existing medical condition, please bring supporting medical evidence.

c) Generators with the exception of fixed in campervans.

d) Excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol. Only bring enough for personal consumption.

e) Anyone resisting the surrender of disallowed items or disregarding these conditions will face eviction*.

f)  Items that are surrendered or confiscated will not be returned.

g) Under 18’s are not permitted to bring alcohol or to purchase alcohol on site.

h) 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/vaping.

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 without written permission from Festival Republic.

g) Fires over knee height or a pace wide are not permitted in the campsites.  Fires are not permitted at all in some sections of the campsites – these are clearly marked.


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 0207 009 3490 for further information.

b) Festival Republic events, www.festivalrepublic.com or call information line on 020 7009 3001 (Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm).

c) Event website – www.readingfestival.com for eviction policy*, confiscation/surrender policy**, and safety and travel information.

d) If any of these T&C’s are unclear, please contact [email protected]

*Bottles must be sealed and untampered or empty so that they are not used for bringing in alcohol to the arena such as vodka.