About the venue
The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds.
The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill.
The Reading Festival is held at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge.
The Reading Festival, the original and senior of the two, is the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence.
It has had various musical phases over the years. In the twin-site era, rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal have tended to dominate.