Reading Festival Lineup 2021: when is the music festival, tickets detail, weather forecast - and Covid rules

The annual festival is making a return after being cancelled in 2020

Reading Festival 2021 is set to go ahead for the 50th anniversary of the Berkshire music festival.

The 2020 edition of the Festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the music festival will be returning with a bang, thanks to a sell out crowd and an impressive line up.

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Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher are set to headline the main stage across the weekend, with a host of artists and comedians also taking to the stages from 27 to 29 August.

Here’s all you need to know about Reading Festival 2021.

When is Reading Festival 2021?

Reading Festival will be held on its traditional slot over the August Bank Holiday weekend on 27 to 29 August.

The festival has been held every summer since 1961 when it was originally called the National Jazz Festival and was held at Richmond Athletic Ground.

How much are tickets for Reading Festival?

Tickets for Reading Festival 2021 are currently sold out.

When tickets were available the weekend ticket cost £232.20 (£215.00 per ticket plus a per ticket booking fee of £17.20).

Who’s on the line up for Reading Festival 2021?

Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher are all set to headline Reading Festival 2021.

Playing on Friday 27 August is AJ Tracey, Mabel, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender and Seal Girls.

Joining Post Malone on Saturday 28 August is Two Door Cinema Club, The Kid Laroi, Sigrid, Disclosure, The Wombats and Slowtai.

Rounding off the festival on Sunday 29 August is Liam Gallagher, Gerry Cinnamon, Wolf Alive, Biffy Clyro, Machine Gun Kelly, and Yungblud.

What are the Covid rules at Reading Festival 2021?

Just like many other festivals and events, Reading festival will ask all ticket holders aged 11 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 Status before entering the festival by providing either proof of full vaccination, proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test or Proof of natural immunity.

If you are resident in England, you can show your status easily via the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App.

If you arrive from Scotland and Wales you can obtain a letter to provide full vaccination status. These are available from the NHS.

Ticket holders from Northern Ireland will be required to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test.

Ticket holders from the European Union and all other international travellers will be required to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test,

What’s the weather forecast for Reading Festival 2021?

Those hoping to have a rain free weather forecast for the Reading Festival may have to pack their raincoats.

Long range forecasts from the Met Office have said temperatures are likely to be above average across Berkshire, but there’s still a chance of rain.