Parking at Reading Festival
Reading Festival is an annual music festival that takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. With a fantastic selection of bands, including rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal, Reading Festival is the place to be for music lovers.
Some of the most successful UK rock and pop bands have played at Reading Festival over the years. Bands who have played at Reading Festival in the past include Muse; Blur, Radiohead; Black Sabbath; and Oasis. International acts, such as Blink-182, Eminem, Green Day and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, have also played at Reading Festival.
The Reading Festival takes place simultaneously with the Leeds Festival, sharing the same bill. Reading Festival is held at Little John’s Farm in central Reading. Campsites are available and weekend tickets automatically include camping. If you don’t fancy staying in a tent, or are lucky enough to live locally, day tickets are also available.
There are plenty of options for camping at Reading Festival. The Camping Plus area offers flushing toilets and warm showers. It even has a pamper area with blow dryers, straighteners and mirrors, so you can always look your best. Other luxurious options include Pink Moon Camping (offering roomy tents and spacious tipis) and Podpads (a unique glamping experience in charming wooden houses with solid floor and walls and lockable doors).
There are two public car parks available at Reading Festival. These are open at the same times as the campsites. Reading Festival green or white parking refers to the two car parks, known as the green car park and the white car park. There are also numerous drop-off and pick up points around the festival. Reading Festival parking map can be downloaded from the official Reading Festival website.
Reading Festival guest parking is not included in Guest tickets. It is recommended that you park in Reading town and travel to the festival site by public transport.
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Getting to Reading Festival
Big Green Coach is the official travel provider to Reading Festival in 2019. Coach travel is between 4 – 6 times more environmentally friendly than travelling by car to the festival.
There are 41 pick up locations around the country. Big Green Coach even offer a deposit scheme where you can book your travel and pay the balance at a later date.
Reading train station is about 15-20 minutes’ walk from Reading Festival site. There are frequent train services into Reading station from all over the country, including from London Paddington.
It is recommended that you leave extra time for your journey if you are planning on using the last trains leaving Reading station. These are often very busy.
There will be AA signage and directions on your car pass. It is recommended that you follow these instead of relying on your Sat Nav. Car parks at Reading Festival are located on grass fields and some of these have metal trackway approach roads. It is important to be aware that some internal roads are on land that may not be suitable for certain car suspensions. Find Reading Festival parking ticket for sale in advance when you buy your festival tickets.
Shuttle buses will be running between Reading Festival site and Reading train station, as well as between Reading Festival site and Reading town centre.
Want to avoid the hassle of queuing for the car park? Why not book a space with YourParkingSpace in Reading town centre and catch the shuttle bus to the festival?
Blue Badge holders can apply in advance for accessible parking at Reading Festival. There is no charge for Reading Festival disabled parking. However, parking is limited and is only permitted with pre-approved Reading Festival parking passes provided by the Access Team.
It is also possible to apply for a drop off pass which will allow the same access as the car park pass. This is useful if you are getting a lift to the festival as it means you can be dropped off as close to the campsite as possible.
There are publicly accessible electric vehicle charging points available at the following locations in Reading:
- The Oracle Holy Brook Car Park (RG1 2LR)
- Garrard Street Car Park (RG1 1NR)
- Green Park Business Park (RG2 6UG)
- WLMG Nissan (RG2 0JZ)
- Mereoak (RG7 1PB)
- Winnersh Triangle (RG41 5RD)
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government’s Go Ultra Low website.
Do you have access to an empty parking space in the Reading area or potential Reading Festival parking for sale? Parking in Reading is highly sought after. Parking around Reading Festival is in particularly high demand on August Bank Holiday weekend. You could score a simple second income by registering your empty parking space, driveway or lock-up garage with YourParkingSpace. It takes moments to register and is free to list. All you have to do is sit back and watch the bookings start rolling in.
How do you get to Reading Festival by car?
Many people travel to Reading Festival by car. As you get near to the festival site, it is recommended that you follow the AA signage and the directions on your car pass, rather than relying on your Sat Nav.
Reading Festival parking is available but can get busy. Reading Festival parking tickets are available to buy when you book your festival tickets. Alternatively, book in advance with YourParkingSpace to secure a convenient and affordable space.
Can you buy day tickets for Reading Festival?
Yes, you can buy day tickets for Reading Festival. Prices start from £69.50. No camping is allowed for day ticket holders, even if you have day tickets for every day of the festival.
Where is the white car park at Reading Festival?
The white car park at Reading Festival is situated in Mapledurham, next to the white campsite. From the M4 Eastbound, take Junction 11 or 12. From the M3, take Junction 3, and from the M40 coming from the West, take Junction 9.
Can I park my car at Reading Festival?
The good news is that car parking at Reading Festival is available. The Reading Festival parking postcode is RG1 8EQ.
There are two public car parks which are open at the same time as the campsites. However, these car parks are likely to get very busy. ‘Reading Festival parking sold out’ is a common sight.
Avoid the stress of navigating your way around the car parks to find a space. Parking near Reading Festival can be simple. Book in advance with YourParkingSpace for a hassle-free start to your festival experience.
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