Reading Festival 2015: travel information, opening times, lineup and stage splits

Reading Festival 2015: travel information, opening times, line-up and stage splits

Festival information for those travelling to Reading over the Bank Holiday weekend

Reading Festival is just around the corner. In between sourcing a backpack big enough for all your beverages and choosing the right pair of novelty sunglasses you can plan how to get to and from the festival site and check out which bands and artists are on what stage over the three days.

Travel Information

Coach
National Express are the festival’s exclusive coach partner and they’re running services from over 35 major cities across the south of England and Wales. There’s even a discount if you’re travelling in a group of four or more. Yay bus friends.

Train
Reading Train Station is approximately 15–20 minutes walk from the festival site. If you don’t fancy lugging your tent across town there are shuttle buses running from the station, and Friar Street, for £1 from Wed 26 to Mon 31.

Taxi
Taxis are available from Reading Station. The main festival taxi pick up/drop off point is on Tessa Road, near the Red Gate. Taxi’s can not access drop-off at the White Campsite. If you want to avoid queues when leaving you can pre-book a private hire to collect you from the designated pick-up area on Cremyll Road at the end of Tessa Road. Taxi fares will be 50% higher after midnight on Sunday due to the bank holiday, so don’t spend all your change at the noodle van.

Car
Reading Festival ask that you follow AA signage and the directions on your car pass, not your Sat Nav, Sat Nav will lead you astray. There are two public car parks. All cars coming from the north or west of Reading should head for the White Car Park, in Mapledurham, next to the White Campsite. Vehicles coming from the east or south should use the Green Car Park in Kings Meadows. There is no access for drop offs or pick-ups at either car park. If you’re getting a lift the drop off/pick-up point is at Hills Meadow Car Park. You then get to board the boat!

Boat
Yep that’s right, cruising into the festival on a boat – you really have made it in life. The free shuttle boats run between the Green Car Park in Kings Meadow and the Green Pedestrian Gate. The journey only takes five minutes but if you feel a sudden bout of river sickness you can talk the towpath to the gate in 20 minutes. the boat service runs Wed 6pm until midnight; Thu-Sun 8am–2am; and Mon 8am until midday.

Opening Times

Campsite
Want to grab that sweet spot near, but not too near, the toilets? The campsite opens Wed 26 at 6pm for early entry pass holders and Thu 27 at 8am for weekend ticket holders. The campsite closes at 1pm on Mon 31, best set an alarm.

Arena
The arena is open Fri 28–Sun 30 from 11am until 4am. Day ticket holders can enter from 9.30am.

Lineup

Friday 28 August
Main Stage
Mumford & Sons
alt-J
Bastille
All Time Low
Panic! At The Disco
Palma Violets
Drenge
Neck Deep
Mariachi El Bronx

NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage
Knife Party
Limp Bizkit
Run The Jewels
Peace
Swim Deep
Don Broco
American Football
Parquet Courts
Echosmith
The Districts
The Struts

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
Wilkinson Live
Camo & Krooked
Hannah Wants
Dillon Francis
Porter Robinson
Jacob Plant
My Nu Leng
Toyboy & Robin
Hayden James
Ferdinand Weber
All We Are
The Ramona Flowers
Cardiknox

Lock Up Stage
New Found Glory
Simple Plan
The Bronx
Modern Life Is War
Bo Ningen
The Menzingers
Modern Baseball
The Smith Street Band
Skinny Lister
The Bots
God Damn
Vant
Youth Man

Festival Republic Stage
Django Django
Saint Raymond
Alvvays
Prides
Bear's Den
Vaults
Joywave
Little May
Eliza and the Bear
Jake Isaac
Sunset Sons
Elle King
Hunter & The Bear
The Bulletproof Bomb

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage
A$AP Ferg
Flatbush Zombies
Rae Sremmurd
Oneman
Pell
Star.One w. Ping-Pong
Siobhan Bell
Bugzy Malone
DJ Target

BBC Introducing Stage
Georgia
Viola Beach
The Jacques
The Amazons
Martin Luke Brown
Moon Tourists
LIFE
Return To Rome
Otherkin
The MallRats
Treason Kings

Alternative Stage
Bless (DJ Set)
Jen Long (DJ set)
Gus alt-J (DJ set)
Huw Stephens (DJ set)
Peace (DJ set)
Palma Violets (DJ set)
Rockfeedback DJ's
Transgressive Soundsystem
Eden (Film)
Abandoman
Paul McCaffrey
Katherine Ryan
David Morgan
Andrew Maxwell
Reginald D Hunter
Nick Helm
Andrew O’Neill: History of Heavy Metal

Saturday 29 August
Main Stage
Metallica
Bring Me The Horizon
Royal Blood
Alexisonfire
Pierce The Veil
Modestep
Marmozets
FIDLAR
BABYMETAL

NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage
Rebel Sound
Twin Atlantic
Catfish and The Bottlemen
Everything Everything
Wolf Alice
Circa Waves
Spector
Slaves
Twin Peaks
Nothing But Thieves

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
MK
Oliver Dollar
Charli XCX
Tourist
Secondcity
DJ Fresh
Dimension X Kove
Elliphant
Ben Khan
FTSE
Riptide Movement

The Pit
Ghost
Gojira
Atreyu
Pvris
Baroness
And So I Watch You From Afar
As It Is
No Devotion
Black Peaks
Ho99o9
The One Hundred
LTNT

Festival Republic Stage
The Wombats
Lucy Rose
Ash
Darlia
Seether
Radkey
Pretty Vicious
DMA's
Blossoms
Rat Boy
Bad Breeding
Neon Waltz
San Fermin
Walking On Cars
Hunck

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage
Azealia Banks
Lethal Bizzle
DJ Semtex
Ms Dynamite
Vince Staples
Tempa T
Craze
Loyle Carner
Kiko Bun
Nick Brewer
Remi Miles

BBC Introducing Stage
Clean Cut Kid
Clay
Demob Happy
White
John Joseph Brill
Ducking Punches
Crosa Rosa
Area 52
VITAMIN
Malpas
Samuel S. Parkes
Happy Daggers

Alternative Stage
Buttoned Down Disco
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (Film)
George The Poet
Mark Grist
Seann Walsh
Suzi Ruffell
Holly Walsh
Pete Johansson
Chris Ramsey
Alex Edelman
Daniel Sloss
Iliza Shlesinger
Matt Richardson (MC)

Sunday 30 August
Main Stage
The Libertines
Kendrick Lamar
Jamie T
The Maccabees
The Cribs
The Gaslight Anthem
Against Me!
Lonely The Brave
Feed The Rhino

NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage
deadmau5
Tyler, The Creator
Gorgon City
Years & Years
Jamie XX
Glass Animals
Kwabs
AWOLNATION
Ghostpoet
Shura
The Skints

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage
Boy Better Know
Hudson Mohawke
BRODINSKI presents BRAVA
Blonde Live
Rustie
Evian Christ (DJ Set)
Maribou State Live
Snakehips
TCTS
99 Souls
Petite Meller
The Six

The Pit
Refused
While She Sleeps
Cancer Bats
Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration
Bury Tomorrow
Beartooth
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Turbowolf
Moose Blood
Queen Kwong
Hawk Eyes
Single Mothers
Fort Hope
Black Foxxes

Festival Republic Stage
Frank Turner (solo)
Little Comets
Manchester Orchestra
We Are The Ocean
Coasts
Jack Garratt
Mini Mansions
Gengahr
Spring King
Hippo Campus
Sundara Karma
Black Honey
The Last Internationale
The Sherlocks

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage
Krept & Konan
Stormzy
Young Thug
Dope D.O.D.
Fekky
Ratking
Isaiah Dreads
Lady Leshurr

BBC Introducing
Childcare
The Big Moon
Hyena
Hidden Charms
Willie J Healey
Kit Trigg
Skinner
R51
White Room
Where Fires Are
NARCS

Alternative Stage
Propaganda DJ sets from XFM, DJ Dan and The Kooks’ Hugh Harris
Russell Kane
Joel Dommett
Sara Pascoe
Paul Chowdhry
Tiffany Stevenson
Luisa Omielan
Milton Jones
WitTank
Jarlath Regan
Tom Deacon (MC)

Reading Festival

Evergreen music showcase headlined by Muse, Kasabian and Eminem. Also on the bill Major Lazer, Bastille, Architects, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Against the Current, Andy C, Danny Brown and While She Sleeps.

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