Reading Festival
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The last major festival of the summer kicks off this bank holiday weekend with revellers and music fans flocking to Little John's Farm in the south and Bramham Park in the north to attend the 2014 Reading and Leeds Festival.

Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 will headline the famous rock festival with support from the likes of Paramore, Jake Bugg, Macklemore, Vampire Weekend and Foster the People on the Main Stage.

Elsewhere Courteeners, Nero and Disclosure headline the NME / BBC Radio One Stage – and all of it will be available to watch across the BBC, who once again will be providing extensive coverage.

Online Coverage

The BBC's Reading and Leeds website will show highlights from all the weekend's biggest acts and includes the ability for users to create their own line up of acts they're interested in watching.

TV Guide

Reading Festvial coverage is limited to BBC Three, where each of the following programmes will air.


7:00pm – 8:00pm – Greg and Jen @ Reading

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Vampire Weekend @ Reading

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Paramore @ Reading

10:30pm – 11:50pm – Queens of the Stone Age @ Reading


7:00pm – 8:00pm – Greg and Jen @ Reading

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Foster The People and Imagine Dragons @ Reading

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Jake Bugg and Bombay Bicycle Club @ Reading

10:00pm – 11:50pm – Arctic Monkeys @ Reading


7:00pm – 8:00pm – Maverick Sabre and Clean Bandit @ Reading

8:00pm – 9:00pm – The Kooks and You Me At Six @ Reading

11:45pm – 12:54am - Blink 182 and Disclosure @ Reading

Stage Times

Below are the times for each band at Reading. Leeds times will be the same with a few deviations, currently unavailable, but with the dates switched. In Leeds Blink 182 lead the Friday, Paramore (ahead of Queens of the Stone Age) on Saturday and Arctic Monkeys on Sunday.


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Weather Forecast


Overall the weather looks fine for both festivals. Reading kicks things off on Friday with highs of 18 celcius, cloud cover occasionally broken and rain expected between 6 and 9pm. Saturday and Sunday are largely the same with highs of 17 celcius. On Saturday there is no rain forecast but festival-goers should expect rain on Sunday night from 10pm.


Rain will be more prevelent at Leeds, sadly, with highs and 16 and 17 across the weekend. On Friday rain will be coming and going at 3pm, 5pm and 8pm. Saturday is looking to be the wettest, with rain expected all afternoon from 1pm and into the evening until around 10pm. Sunday will be overcast with rain expected at 1am that night (Monday morning).