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The Arena

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Opening and Closing Times


  • Weekend + Early Entry Ticket holders: 18:00 Wednesday 21st August 2024
  • Weekend Ticket holders: 08:00 Thursday 22nd August 2024

Campsite is open 24 Hours, individuals can arrive at any time after the above

Campsite closes at midday Monday 26th August 2024


Friday 24th – Sunday 25th August 2024

Opening time: 11:00

With a day ticket, once you leave you cannot re-enter the arena.

With a weekend ticket, you can leave and re-enter the arena and campsites.

Food and Drink

Only food for personal consumption can be brought into the Arena.

We only allow sealed water under 500ml, as well as empty reusable plastic and metal bottles of any size into the Arena.

Please refill your empty bottles at the water points inside the Arena for free.

Interested in becoming a food and drink trader at the festival? Contact Central Catering for more information.

Water Points

There are tested drinking water points throughout the Arena which are free to use. If you notice any issue with our water points, let a member of staff know so that they can get it fixed.

The Lounge Upgrade

Upgrade your festival experience & get out of the crowds for a breather with access to the Reading Lounge. It’s a great place to hang out with friends & relax over a beer.

Crime Prevention

Anything such as car keys, cash, credit cards, mobile phones, wallets, purses and other valuables should be kept on you at all times, or Weekend Ticket holders can use the pre-bookable onsite lockers. You can also leave items at Lost Property/Safe Storage for £2.00 per item, with 24-hour access as needed.

If you do decide to carry these on your person, make sure you keep them hidden and secured under your outer clothing.

Do not leave them in unattended vehicles or in your tent.