Missed out on Glastonbury? Where to buy tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival 2017

Reading Festival 2016
Where to buy tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival 2017 Credit: Marc de Groot

Reading and Leeds Festival is just around the corner (25 - 27 August) and it's still not too late to get your hands on some tickets to see Eminem, Kasabian and Muse this summer.

This will be Eminem's second time performing on the stages at Reading and Leeds with festival organiser, Melvin Benn, saying: "His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can't wait to have him back."

Benn added that the line-up, which also features south London rapper Giggs and pop-rock group Haim looks "stronger than ever."

Other performers include Atlanta hip-hop group Migos, indie rockers Blossoms and Everything Everything, Charli XCX, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley, Danny Brown and You Me At Six.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets for Reading and Leeds festival have been on sale since August 2016, but you can still get yourself some if you know where to look.

Weekend tickets

Weekend camping tickets cost £213 and can be purchased through official Reading and Leeds Festival vendors such as See Tickets and Ticketmaster.

Weekend ticket, Reading Festival, £213, Ticketmaster

Weekend ticket, Reading Festival, £213, See Tickets

Weekend ticket, Leeds Festival, £213, Ticketmaster

Weekend ticket, Leeds Festival, £213, See Tickets

Weekend camping tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival 2017 are still available Credit: Jen O'Neill

Weekend festival-goers can also purchase upgraded accommodation packages from Pink Moon Camping and Festicket for an upgraded festival experience.

Weekend ticket + pre-pitched tent, Reading Festival, £397, Festicket

Weekend ticket + pre-pitched tent, Leeds Festival, £397, Festicket

Weekend ticket + Tipi tent, Reading Festival, £530, Festicket

Weekend ticket + bell tent, Leeds Festival, £452, Festicket

Individual tickets

Individual Friday and Sunday tickets are still available for purchase for Reading Festival for £72 on Ticketmaster. Saturday tickets have now sold out but can be purchased via Seatwave, the official resale partner of Reading and Leeds Festival.

Friday ticket, Reading Festival, £72, Ticketmaster

Saturday ticket, Reading Festival, from £230, Seatwave

Sunday ticket, Reading Festival, £72, Ticketmaster

Individual tickets are still available for both festival sites Credit: Jen O'Neill

Individual Friday and Saturday tickets are still available for purchase for Leeds Festival for £72 on Ticketmaster. Sunday tickets have now sold out but, once again, can be purchased via Seatwave.

Friday ticket, Leeds Festival, £72, Ticketmaster

Saturday ticket, Leeds Festival, £72, Ticketmaster

Sunday ticket, Leeds Festival, from £176.36, Seatwave


Campers can also purchase extras such as a mobile phone charging pack (£20.50, Ticketmaster) and car park passes (£10, Ticketmaster).

There is also an upgrade available called "The Seat of Luxury" (£35, Ticketmaster) which offers festival-goers "high tech, fresh water toilets that include hot water facilities, vanity mirrors, hairdryers and straighteners and attendants who keep the toilets spick and span."

Tickets are not available for purchase at the event site and organisers warn against purchasing from ticket touts as "you are unlikely to get in with whatever they sell you."

Other festivals around the UK this summer

Reading and Leeds Festival not your cup of tea? Never fear as we're approaching festival season in the UK and there are plenty of others to choose from.

Lovebox, Victoria Park, London

Solange Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

July 14 – 15  Headliners: Frank Ocean, Chase & Status, Solange, Jess Glynne

Started by Groove Armada in 2003 as an offshoot of their club night, Lovebox has been overseen by events behemoth Live Nation since 2016.

It’s a daytime rave that opens at midday and closes before the pubs do, taking in everything from the abstract techno journeying of German-Chilean DJ Ricardo Villalobos to the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac and hip hop’s pop party-starter/Will Smith associate Jazzy Jeff.

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Wilderness, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Grace Jones Credit: Robert Ricciuti/WireImage

August 3 – 6  Headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, Grace Jones, Bonobo

With gourmet food and banquets still the order of the day, Wilderness is far from shrugging off its image as the country's poshest festival, but those who go religiously every year will know that it doesn't care about that, either.

The music line-up has proven headliners – Grace Jones has long defied her 68 years on a festival stage – but there's arguably more to be found in the talks and debates tents, or, come nightfall, the bacchanalia of the Valley. 

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Bestival, Lulworth, Dorset

The xx Credit: FilmMagic

September 7  – 10 Headliners: The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys, Justice

After a decade-and-a-half on the Isle of Wight, Bestival moves to Lulworth Castle Estate, long-standing home to sister event, Camp Bestival.

One of the season’s final blow-outs, DJ Rob da Bank’s yearly party extravaganza attracts a young crowd, while retaining an older-fashioned rave feel (and a sprinkling of that generation too). The estate’s woodland turns into an “ambient forest” and those who enjoy experimental techno with their snooker can check the DJ set by Steve Davis.

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