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Reading Festival 2020


Statement from Festival Republic:

Reading and Leeds will no longer be taking place this year. We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and we were hopeful we could deliver the ultimate festival to you in August, something to look forward to in these strange and confusing times. However, it has become clear that it’s just not possible for this year’s festival to go ahead.

We want to extend our gratitude to our teams, artists and partners who work so hard each year. And to our fans, we’re nothing without you – we thank you for your continued support and understanding.

We are working closely with our ticketing partner Reading Arts, and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Look out for an e-mail from Reading Arts and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 7 days as they are very busy at this time.

We’re already counting down the days to when we’re back in the fields we call home for the August Bank holiday weekend. We promise you that Reading and Leeds 2021 will be worth the wait.

Finally, we encourage everyone to continue supporting our emergency services, who provide invaluable support and assistance at all our events and we again express our gratitude, admiration and thanks for their dedication and professionalism which is proving so vital at this time.

Keep safe, keep healthy and look after each other. 




Ticket holders will need to collect tickets in person from The Hexagon Between 27 July and Friday 14 August 2020.  Photo ID in name of booker required.

Please adhere to published ticket limits and terms and conditions. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their order(s) and tickets cancelled without prior notice by Reading Hexagon in its discretion. This includes: orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

Please select PRINT MY OWN TICKETS as the delivery option when booking in order to receive your voucher.  

You are booking tickets for Reading Festival in Reading, Berkshire, UK.

Once you have purchased these tickets, they are not refundable or transferable to Leeds Festival – please see terms and conditions for further information. 

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 12 hours of booking or your booking fails at any stage, please contact Reading Hexagon to check whether your order was successful before attempting to rebook

Please ensure you have read and understood the full Terms and Conditions and additional Conditions Of Entry for the ticket type before purchase.  All sales are final, tickets are non-refundable, cannot be exchanged, transferred or resold.

Reading Festival Website

Conditions of Entry - Weekend Tickets (pdf)
Conditions of Entry - Day Tickets (pdf)
Terms and Conditions of sale (pdf)

Maximum Ticket Limits


Please adhere to published ticket limits. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their order(s) and tickets cancelled without prior notice by Reading Hexagon in its discretion. This includes: orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

Age Restrictions

No unaccompanied under 16’s are allowed on site.

Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying ticket holder aged 18+ who must remain on site for the duration of the event as the guardian of the Under 16 year old.

Under 13’s (12 yrs and under) are admitted free, but must be accompanied by a paying ticket-holder over 18 at all times. 

If you are unable to prove that you are 16 or over and you aren’t accompanied by a ticket holding adult, you will be refused entry.  Parents may be asked to provide ID with proof of age if the child appears to be over 12 but doesn't have a ticket.

Don't take any chances - bring proof of age.

Event Details

Please note - You are booking tickets for Reading Festival in Reading, Berkshire

Weekend Tickets include access to the festival campsites

Weekend Tickets are valid for entry from 8am on Thursday 27th August 2020 (or 6pm on Wednesday 26thAugust 2020 for customers who also have an early entry pass for priority access to the campsites).

Tickets are not transferable and only valid when purchased from official agents of Festival Republic.  Lost & Stolen tickets will not be replaced – this also applies to tickets which have been left at home, lost or miss-delivered by Royal Mail, or lost at any point prior to being exchanged for a wristband, including in the queue lanes, either before or after the ticket scan point.

Ticket holders are responsible for their tickets until exchanged for a wristband on first time entry. Weekend wristbands allow unlimited access to and from the event. Reading Festival will not replace lost or stolen tickets or wristbands regardless of proof of purchase. Wristbands removed from the wrist or tampered with will be rendered invalid and will not be replaced.

A physical ticket is required for entry. We don't accept e-tickets, mobile tickets or booking confirmations

Refunds are only considered on major cancellation, substantial alteration or by special exception determined by Festival Republic.                                                                               

Conditions Of Entry

Please ensure you have read and understood the Conditions Of Entry available at the links below

Conditions of Entry - Weekend Ticket

Conditions of Entry - Day Tickets

Ticket Delivery


A voucher will be issued which can be exchanged for an official ticket at The Hexagon Box Office, Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. If your booking has been found to be in breach of the terms and conditions of sale tickets will be cancelled, and your voucher will not be valid.  Please select "Print at Home" delivery when booking online to receive your voucher.

Reading Hexagon will advise you when your tickets are ready to collect. Tickets must be collected before Friday 14 August.  Tickets will only be issued to the original purchaser on production of valid photo ID and payment card.  For further information and terms & conditions of sale + entry please visit



  • Please ensure that your contact details including email and mobile number on your customer record are valid and up to date.
  • Please note that any essential information regarding your order will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you enter at the time of booking – please ensure you check your junk/spam folders for your booking confirmation and any other vital information regarding your booking that we may send you between now and the event date.  If your e-mail address changes, please update your new address by contacting the ticket agent you booked through.

Your information will be provided to Festival Republic, the organiser of the event, for the purpose of event management and customer analytics and as further described in their Privacy Policy available at

Accessible Tickets

Accessible Tickets 

Disabled access customers wishing to attend for the whole weekend should first buy a Weekend Ticket

Please buy your festival ticket first – you can do this via our website.  You will then need to apply for access to disabled facilities and/or a free PA ticket

The Access Requirements Form is not live yet, if you would like to be notified when it becomes available please email .  

Please Note: Only buy your own ticket, do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will NOT be refunded if you are approved a PA ticket through the application. If you are not offered a free ticket for a PA but you still wish to bring someone, and the event has sold out by the time we inform you, we can make one ticket available to buy.

Any queries regarding the registration process, please visit: for more detailed information or telephone our Disabled Access Coordinators on 0207 009 3490 during office hours.

Your Reading Passport

Your Reading Passport

A limited amount of Your Reading Passport tickets are available for purchase in person, in cash only.  Photo ID and a valid Your Reading Passport card is required to obtain the discount and when collecting tickets.

Weekend YRP:                         £193.50
Weekend + Early Entry YRP:   £218.50
Friday Day Ticket YRP             £67.05
Saturday Day Ticket YRP:       £67.05
Sunday Day Ticket YRP          £71.55

There is a maximum of one Reading Passport discount per person.