The ultimate Reading Festival 2019 FAQ
With less than 6 months to go, it’s only normal that you’ve got questions about the festival. That’s why we’re here to put your mind at rest. Don’t know what to bring? Not sure where to go? We’ve got your back.
Read some of our frequently asked questions below.
What are the prohibited items in the campsite?
We’re glad you asked. Click here to see a list of everything you can and can’t bring into the Arena and Campsites at Reading Festival 2019.
Can under 18’s camp at the festival?
Sure! If you’re lucky enough to be 15 or under, you must be accompanied by a ticket holder over the age of 18 years old at all times.
I bought an Early Entry ticket, what time can I enter the site?
Early Entry tickets are valid from 6pm on Wednesday, 21st August for people who want to set up camp early.
How do I become a volunteer?
For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by the time you arrive at the festival site, have proof you’re able to work within the UK and be available to work the shift allocated to you. Get more information about our Campsite and Arena volunteers here.
Will there be meet and greets with the artists?
The BBC Signing Tent will be back for 2019, keep an eye on the website when we announce who’s going to be there closer to the festival.
Can I still buy Instalment Plan tickets?
You sure can hun. Find out about our latest Instalment Plan here.
When do we find out what time artists are playing?
Set times will be available closer to the festival, we recommend downloading our official apps to create your own personalised schedule. Favourite the acts you don’t want to miss and we’ll send you a notification 15 mins before they hit the stage.
How do we know which area we’re camping in?
Unless you’ve booked luxury camping you’re able to choose which area you camp in, as long as there’s enough space. Luxury camping has designated campsites which will be clearly distinguishable on our maps which are releases closer to the time.
When should our tickets arrive?
Tickets will be posted out closer to the festival, in some cases, these might not be with you until up to 5 working days before the festival.
Can I drive to the festival and park?
You sure can, if travelling by car please car share to full up any of your empty seats. Car sharing will help you save money and reduce the amount of traffic on the roads, helping the environment.
Weekend and Day car parks are now available to purchase on our website, pre-booking is advised.
Are there showers or phone chargers?
Yes and yes! There are free showers on site, so you don’t have to wet wipe yourself for the whole weekend if you don’t have to. These will be clearly marked on our festival map, which will be released nearer the time.
Charge Candy will be with us on site once again – pre-order your festival charging here to make sure you never run out of juice over the whole weekend.
Can we bring alcohol into the Main Arena?
Afraid not, over 18s can bring alcohol for personal consumption into the campsites as long as this is decanted into plastic bottles. Glass is not allowed in the campsites or Main Arena. We only allow 500ml sealed water and soft drinks into the Arena.
Now we’ve answered all those very important questions, why not sort yourself out with tickets to this year’s festival? No one wants to be that one left at home when all your friends are shouting Shalom Jackie in a field.