Reading and Leeds Festival 2024: are tickets on sale, price, do you need to register?

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The festivals will return in 2024 after another huge weekend of music this summer

Music fans from across the country have been left excited for Reading and Leeds Festival as the first acts are announced for 2024. Blink 182, Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher and more have been announced.

The curtain will raise on the event next August and it follows another successful year - which saw the likes of Sam Fender, The 1975, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Foals and Imagine Dragons headline - attention will turn to 2024. The festivals will be returning next year for its usual August bank holiday weekend slot.

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Acts have not yet been announced for next year. But the first lineup announcement will come on Thursday, November 23.

Here is all you need to know:

When will Reading and Leeds Festival take place in 2024?

The festivals will run from 21 - 25 August. The main performance days will be Friday 23 August, Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are due go on general sale on Thursday, 30 November. It has been announced. A pre-sale will take place on Tuesday, 28 November and Wednesday, 29 November.

The festival's official acount tweeted: "READING & LEEDS 2024 YOUR FIRST 10 NAMES ARE HERE. @barclaycarduk & @threeuk customers get exclusive presale access from 8.30am on Tuesday 28th November. "R&L loyalty presale starts 8:30am Wednesday 29th November. General sale starts 8:30am Thursday 30th November "Set your alarms P.s… even more names coming soon.

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How to register for tickets for 2024?

You can stay up to date with all the latest information for the festival in a newsletter - register here to receive it.

Tickets for the 2022 edition of Reading and Leeds Festival went on sale on 1 September 2021. It was the Wednesday after the 2021 edition of the festival.

Ticketmaster is taking registration for the loyalty scheme and it ended on 12 September 2023. On its website, Ticketmaster explains: "Festival Republic have teamed up with Ticketmaster to offer you the chance to purchase tickets for R&L 2024 at a special price as a way of thanking you for returning to Reading and Leeds. If you are successful, you will receive a loyalty code for you to use to purchase a specially priced first release ticket to Reading & Leeds 2024."

There are 2 tiers of prices available and they apply to the following:

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  • If you have purchased tickets to 1 or 2 previous Reading and Leeds festivals in the last 5 years
  • If you have purchased tickets to any 3 or more previous Reading and Leeds festivals in the last 5 years

The closing date to register for the Reading and Leeds 2024 Loyalty Scheme is Tuesday 12 September 2023 at 12:00 (midday) BST.

Reading Festival. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)Reading Festival. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
Reading Festival. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What is price for 2024?

The first weekend tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival in 2024 was £291.50 plus fees. Those who want early entrance faced fees of £327.25.

Where will you be able to purchase tickets from?

Ticketmaster are selling tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival this year once again. However tickets are currently sold out on Ticketmaster - although day tickets are not yet available.

Are Leeds and Reading Festival the same?

Both of the festivals take place at the same time between Friday 26 August and Sunday 28 August and there are many similarities between the two festivals - but they are not quite the same.

Among the differences are the locations of the festivals.

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Anyone who has attended both festivals will know that there is a big difference between the sites at Reading and Leeds.

The Reading site is Richfield Avenue which is situated in the centre of the town. Reading Festival is relatively easy to travel to by train or bus as it is based on the doorstep of the town centre.

Leeds Festival is held at Bramham Park which is 10 miles away from Leeds city centre. To get to Bramham Park, festival goers would have to get a 30 minute bus to the festival, so there is no possibility of heading to a pub or restaurant for dinner during the festival.

The other big difference is the curfew times. At Reading Festival there is usually a curfew in the later hours of the evening for loud music to not disturb the locals.

Whereas at Leeds fest you can expect to hear DJs or smaller stages playing music into the early hours of the morning with sets going on until 6am.

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