Reading Festival

For any students staying with us over the summer or any arriving in August there are a host of events in Reading to keep you entertained.

The biggest of which is Reading Festival! The Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday. Reading Festival is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the UK and attracts over 90,000 visitors a year. The Festival has a proud tradition of attracting some of the biggest names the music scene has to offer and 2016 was no different. Anybody lucky enough to have attended was able to see the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foals, Biggy Clyro, The Vaccines, Imagine Dragons and Disclosure to name but a few.

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To help you make the most of the Festival we have put together an essential list of top tips:

  • Money

You are going need to need plenty of cash for the overpriced food and drinks. Cash points are available on-site but be prepared to pay a withdrawal fee. If you are looking to avoid withdrawal fee’s the nearest cash points are based on Caversham High St, just a 10 minute walk from the site.

  • Food and Drink

There are plenty of fast food options on-site catering for all needs. They are not cheap but they are a quick option to fill a hole. Whether your craving a greasy burger to soak up the alcohol or a healthier option you’ll be sure to find something to suit your fancy. There are beer and wine tents spread across the site serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks but please be prepared to queue for your refreshments. For those looking to stock up on food and drink for the campsite the nearest supermarket is based in Caversham.

  • Camping

Obviously the weather plays a major role in deciding the best place to park your tent as a lot of areas on-site can become very sodden if the rain does make an appearance. In all circumstances you are best to avoid camping too close to any major pathways and if you are someone who needs their sleep then you are better off camping as far away from the main arena’s as possible. You will also need to bear in mind that you need to carry all of your camping gear so only pack things you actually need!

For any of our students attending the festival we are sure you will have an amazing time but most of all please remember to stay safe!