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Weekend Tickets

Weekend tickets allow access to campsites from Thursday, 23rd August 2018 until close of campsite on Monday, 27th August 2018 – and access to the Arena on all show days. Weekend Tickets will be swapped for a wristband that allows for unlimited re-entry to and from the site for the holder.

We do not sell Weekend Tickets without camping.

Please note: Weekend Tickets for Reading 2018 are now sold out. 

2018 Tickets

Reading Festival 2018 Weekend tickets, Early Entry and Campervan passes are now completely sold out. See you in the fields!

Day Tickets

Reading Festival 2018 Day Tickets are now completely sold out.

Instalment Plans

Please note: Instalment Plan tickets for 2018 are now off sale.

For those who want to spread their ticket cost over a number of months, tickets can be purchased with our Instalment Plan.

When purchasing your ticket, add a full priced Weekend Ticket to your cart and after entering your shipping address select to pay using the ‘Instalment Plan’.

Please read the full terms and conditions here.

If you purchased your ticket between 1st October and 31st October your payment will be charged as follows:

  • Deposit – 25% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges due immediately
  • Payment 1 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st December 2017
  • Payment 2 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 2nd January 2018
  • Payment 3 (Final) – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st February 2018

If you purchased your ticket between 1st November and 30th November your payment will be charged as follows:

  • Deposit – 25% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges due immediately
  • Payment 1 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 2nd January 2018
  • Payment 2 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st February 2018
  • Payment 3 (Final) – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st March 2018

If you purchased your ticket between 1st December and 30th December your payment will be charged as follows:

  • Deposit – 25% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges due immediately
  • Payment 1 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st February January 2018
  • Payment 2 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st March 2018
  • Payment 3 (Final) – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st April 2018

If you purchased your ticket between 1st January 2018 and 31st January your payment will be charged as follows:

  • Deposit – 25% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges due immediately
  • Payment 1 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st March 2018
  • Payment 2 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 2nd April 2018
  • Payment 3 (Final) – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st May 2018

If you purchased your ticket between 1st February 2018 and 28th February your payment will be charged as follows:

  • Deposit – 25% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges due immediately
  • Payment 1 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 2nd April 2018
  • Payment 2 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st May 2018
  • Payment 3 (Final) – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st June 2018

If you purchased your tickets between 1st March 2018 and March 31st, you’ll pay:

  • Deposit – 25% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges due immediately
  • Payment 1 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st May 2018
  • Payment 2 – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 1st June 2018
  • Payment 3 (Final) – 25% of the total cost of your purchase due 2nd July 2018

If you purchased your tickets between 1st April 2018 and 30th April 2018, you’ll pay:

  • Deposit – 30% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges immediately.
  • Payment 1 – 35% of the total cost of your purchase on 1st June 2018
  • Payment 2 (Final) – 35% of the total cost of your purchase on 2nd July 2018.

If you purchased your tickets between 1st May 2018 and 31st May 2018, you’ll pay:

  • Deposit – 50% of the total cost of your purchase, plus any service charges immediately.
  • Payment 2 (Final) – 50% of the total cost of your purchase on 1st July 2018.

Early Entry Passes

These tickets are only valid when presented in conjunction with a valid Weekend Ticket. they allow access to campsites on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 for people who want to set up camp early.

They are not valid for use in conjunction with Guest Tickets or Disabled Access Tickets as these campsites do not open until Thursday.

Please note: Early Entry Passes for Reading 2018 are now sold out. 

Seat Of Luxury

Seat of Luxury passes for Reading 2018 have now officially sold out.

For more information and FAQ’s on Seat Of Luxury click here.

Age Restrictions

We welcome all ages to the festival. However, there are entry restrictions for under 16s and we do advise not bringing young children. Anyone 15 and under must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 years old at all times. Children under 13 years are admitted free. ID may be required upon entry to the event.

Please bring ID if you look under 21 years old and remember that legally there is no automatic right to be served alcohol. Service is always at the discretion of the licensee for whatever reason they decide, and the licensee is under no obligation to explain the reason.

Please bring the original document as you won’t be able to use a photocopied version. If you don’t have any of these, or don’t want to lose valuable documents on site, we suggest that you apply for a PASS approved ID, some of which are free to get.

Young Children

Whilst we do allow under 13s to attend for free, we do suggest that this event is not suitable for young children. If you do want to bring children along we advise camping in the White Campsite which is expected to be our quietest campsite.

On entering the event, children will be given Tyvek wristbands which have a space on the inside for you to write your name and telephone number (as a parent or guardian). We can use this as a primary contact to reunite you. Replacements can be picked up at the Welfare Tent or the Information Points.

Booking and Postage Fees

Booking fees per ticket may vary depending on ticket vendor. Postage fees may apply and can vary depending on your address and postage method.

Fraud prevention, ticket scams and unauthorised agents

Beware of unauthorised ticket agencies (including eBay, Gumtree, Viagogo, and Stubhub). Action Fraud have some good advice on how to spot a fraudulent ticket and how to report it. We do not sell tickets at the event site and do not buy from ticket touts as you are unlikely to get in with whatever they sell you.

For more information and advice on unauthorised ticket agents please click here.

Resident Tickets

There are no tickets for local residents available.

Wristband Exchange

All tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry.

Your Wristband

The Pass Out System Will Be In Place At The Campsite Gates On Sunday After 8pm

Anyone leaving the site after 6pm on Sunday will be given a hand stamp if they are planning to come back in, and then after 8pm the only people who are permitted back onto site will be those with our hand stamp in addition to their valid festival pass or wristband.

Do not lose or try to undo your wristband. They can’t be replaced and if they’ve been tampered with, you may be evicted.

Here are a few tips for looking after your wristband:

  • When our staff are putting it on, don’t let it hang loose around your wrist. Keep it snug.
  • Don’t cut it, burn it, draw on it, tamper with it – even the dangly bits.
  • If the metal is itchy, put some tape where the metal is rubbing.
  • If you lose your wristband and are outside the Arena go to the Over 18s Wristband Tent or Wristband Exchange gate for help. If you’re in the Arena go to the Arena entrance.

Campervan size restrictions

  • Due to space restrictions at Reading Festival, White Campervan passes must be booked in advance and are not available to purchase on the gate.
  • White Campervan passes are only valid for campervans or caravans less than 7m in length
  • If your campervan or caravan is longer than 7m, you must contact our info team to discuss your requirements here before Friday 17 August 2018.
  • If you do not contact us in advance and you arrive at the festival with a campervan or caravan which is longer than 7m you will be charged for an additional campervan pass at the price of £90 (payable in cash only) to secure an adjacent pitch to accommodate your vehicle(s). Subsequent adjacent pitches may be charged for as necessary, to accommodate the length of your caravan or campervan per additional 7m of length.
  • Any measurements made on arrival  by our site teams are considered conclusive.