Tickets for Reading Festival
Skiddle guarantee that we have the lowest booking fees available for Reading Festival tickets. We are an official primary ticket outlet and all tickets are processed and dispatched by Skiddle direct to you. All our tickets are sold at face value and originate directly from the event organiser.
Weekend tickets are £205 + £8 booking fee = £213 total
Day ticket prices/sale date TBC
Instalment plan - The first payment is £58 (£50 + £8 booking fee) and then the rest of the payments are “If you pay your first instalment on or before December 31st, your subsequent payment dates will be February 1st (£50), March 1st (£50) and April 1st (£55 + £6.50 postage)”. Payment dates for instalments bought after December are still TBC.
Early entry permits - £20 (No booking fee)
Campervan permits - £75 (No booking fee)
Lockers - £16 (No booking fee)
Reading car park - £10 (No booking fee)
Children aged 12 and under are free and do not need to purchase a ticket but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult over 18.
Those aged 13 -15 must purchase a full priced Weekend or Day ticket and can only enter the campsites (weekend ticket holders only) and arena accompanied by a ticket holding adult over 18.
Those aged 16 or over on the day of arrival at the festival must purchase a full priced Weekend or Day ticket but do not need to be accompanied by an adult onsite.
Tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry. Tickets must be given up by the customer in exchange for a wristband and cannot be retained.
Weekend Tickets/Wristbands – allow access to campsites from 3am Thursday 25th August until midday on Monday 29th August and access to the arena on all show days. Weekend wristband allows unlimited re-entry to and from the site for the holder. There is no re-entry on ticket alone. We do not sell a weekend ticket without camping.
Early Entry Permits – only valid when presented in conjunction with a Weekend ticket. Allow access to campsites from 2pm Wednesday 24th August for people who want to set up camp early. Limited number available from limited agents.
Day Tickets – are valid for entry from 11.00 – midnight on the day the ticket is valid for. Day tickets are not valid for camping even if the customer buys one day ticket for each day. Limited number available from limited agents. Day wristbands are valid until the arena closes each day. There is no readmission on day tickets/wristbands.
Day ticket holders should be aware that some of the main arenas are tented and have limited capacities. Tickets holders should allow ample time to enter and find the arena their favourite acts are playing to arrive early enough to ensure the tents are not already full. Day tickets are not valid for entry before 11.am or after midnight on the day stated on the ticket.
Campervan Passes - can be purchased in advance from limited agents or on the gate for a higher price subject to space. All customers must be sent a sticker (not a ticket) to go on their windscreen and should never be sent a campervan ticket.
Lockers – customers have the option to pre-book a locker at the festival which can be used to store small valuables and charge mobile phones. Customers can book these via See Tickets (www.seetickets.com ) or directly through Lockerhouse (www.lockerhouse.co.uk). Customers will receive an e-mail booking confirmation from Lockerhouse (instead of a ticket).
PLEASE NOTE: the locker sizes are 25cm wide x 15.5cm deep x 10cm high - so they are the right size for small valuables (mobiles, wallets, cameras) and if you wish to use the 12v phone charger, you must bring your own 12v car adaptor.
Coach & Ticket packages or coach only tickets - can be booked from nationwide destinations via The Big Green Coach Company. Event tickets are not sent out in advance and must be collected on the coach.
Boutique camping - Please visit http://www.pinkmooncamping.co.uk
Booking Fees – Tickets are available at face value for cash transactions from the First Direct Arena Leeds. All other agents charge a maximum booking fee of £8.00 per weekend ticket or £7.00 per day ticket (plus post and packaging).
On site Box Office & Ticket Collection facilities.
Pre-paid ticket collections on site are from the Box Offices situated close to the Red Gate entrance for those arriving by car and from the Yellow Gate entrance for those arriving by shuttle bus/public transport.
Instalment Plans – this year customers can choose to pay for their Leeds Weekend tickets in instalments from See Tickets at www.seetickets.com. For further information visit www.leedsfestival.com .
Campsites – open 2pm Wednesday 24th August for Early Entry Ticket holders only. For all Weekend ticket holders without early entry permits, the campsites open at 3am on Thursday 25th August. All campsites close at midday on Monday 29th August.
The arena opens & closes:
Friday – arena entrances open approx 11am – arena entrances close approx. 2.45am
Saturday - arena entrances open approx 11am – arena entrances close approx. 2.45am
Sunday - arena entrances open approx 11am – arena entrances close approx. 2.45am
Please note these times are approximate and subject to Health & Safety checks prior to each opening.
No one will be able to camp without a Weekend Camping wristband. You will not be able to camp with a Day Wristband. No rogue camping will be tolerated. No under 16’s can camp unless they are accompanied by an adult over 18. There are a number of campsites but customers do not need to specify where they want to camp before they arrive at the festival.
There is no Children’s or Family Camping areas. We would suggest that this event is not suitable for young children. Children aged 12 and under do not need a ticket and will not be issued with a wristband but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult over 18.
Once they have purchased their own ticket, customers must visit the Leeds website to apply for access to the disabled facilities on site and for further details about our
Terms & Conditions of Entry (including permitted and banned items)
If you are unable to display our Terms & Conditions of sale & entry on your website, please direct customers to the Leeds Festival website for the full Terms & Conditions.
Every occupant of the campervan or caravan must be in possession of a valid weekend ticket with camping. The Campervan Permit is simply a supplementary pass sold per vehicle. If you intend to sleep in your campervan or caravan, you need to pre purchase a campervan pass which will need to be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your campervan on arrival at the site assuring you of a place in the campervan field. No vehicles are permitted in the standard campsite and you will not be permitted to sleep in the car park. Please see the Campervan Terms & Conditions on the Leeds website for more information.
Shuttle buses run every day from Leeds bus and coach stations to the festival site and on site from the Yellow Gate to Leeds City Centre and local supermarkets.
Car Parking is free. Enter via the Red Gate. Drivers will not be able to drop off passengers on the approach roads or gates.
FROM A1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH
The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 35 northbound
FROM M1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH
The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 32 northbound
FROM M62 COMING FROM THE EAST
The route to the festival will be signed from junction 33 westbound
FROM M62 COMING FROM THE WEST
The route to the festival will be signed from junction 29 eastbound
FROM A1/ A1(M) COMING FROM THE NORTH
The route to the festival will be signed from junction 46 southbound.
Leeds Station. A shuttle bus service runs from close to Leeds Station to the festival site.
For local bus information see www.wymetro.com. Local bus timetables are subject to while Leeds Festival takes place due to increased traffic.
Under 18’s will not be able to bring, buy or consume alcohol on site. The bars will ask for ID for anyone who looks under 21. An optional Over 18 wristband will be available free of charge from inside the site for over 18’s who look under 21 but do not wish to carry proof of age around with them.
We have a Challenge 21 Policy on site and as from October 2013 the following are accepted as ID on site for the bars and cigarettes –
1. A passport
2. An EU photocard driving licence
3. A proof of age card bearing a PASS hologram
4. A Ministry of Defence identity card
5. A National Identity card issued by an EU member state.
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. Go to – http://www.pass-scheme.org.uk/for-young-people/national-card-suppliers/