Biffy Clyro, Foals and Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the Leeds and Reading Festivals over the bank holiday weekend, with thousands of revellers expected at both. The organisers promise 2016 will be the "best year yet" - but will it be a mudbath or will sunshine prevail?

Here is everything you need to know about the weather and travel.

What will the weather be like?

For Leeds, the weather for Thursday and Saturday looks largely dry with sunny spells, but there will be outbreaks of rain, according to BBC Weather.

Friday is expected to be dry with sunny spells. The temperature will be around 19C over the weekend.

Reading is set to be considerably warmer and more humid on Thursday– although there is a chance of thunderstorms. Friday is set to be largely dry, but there may be more rain on Saturday evening. Sunday looks to be dry and warm. Check BBC Weather or the Met Office for updates.

How do I get to Reading Festival?

Big Green Coach is the official partner to Reading, travelling from: Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bridgend, Bridgewater, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Dartford, Dover, Exeter, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gloucester, Ipswich, Leicester, London (Victoria Coach Station), Luton, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Southampton, Southend, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Wolverhampton and Worthing.

Shuttle buses will be available between the town centre and Reading train station, which is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the festival site.

For drivers, follow the AA signs to the festival car parks. The peak times for leaving the festival are between 8am and 1pm on Monday 29 August.

How do I get to Leeds Festival?

Big Green Coach will provide transport to the festival from: Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackpool, Carlisle, Chester, Chesterfield, Coventry, Derby, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grimsby, Hull, Leicester, Liverpool, Llandudno, London (Victoria Coach Station), Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Preston, Rhyl, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Stafford, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Warrington, Wigan and York.

For those travelling by car to the festival, travel to the A1, M1 or A1M whether from the north, south, east or west and follow the festival signs from the following junctions:

  • A1 from the south – Junction 35 northbound
  • A1/A1(M) from the north – Junction 46 southbound
  • M1 from the south – Junction 32 northbound
  • M62 from the east – Junction 33
  • M62 from the west – Junction 29 eastbound

Motorways and major A-roads leading to Bramham Park are likely to be busy from today until Saturday, then again on Monday as people leave the festival.

The peak exit times are between 8am and 1pm on Monday 29 August.

Leeds Station is a 30-minute drive from the festival site and there are shuttle buses from the city centre to Bramham Park.