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Reading Festival 2023: Set times and how to watch acts on TV

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Reading Festival has become a rite of passage for many British festival-goers, particularly to mark the end of results season.

Thousands have already made their way to Reading 2023, or its sister event Leeds Festival 2023, with performances at both festivals kicking off tomorrow.

Headliners at this year’s festivals include Billie Eilish, Foals, The 1975, and dozens of other performers playing across two main stages and multiple other festival venues.

While both Reading and Leeds revellers might be in for a spot of rain, it’s unlikely to dampen the mood at two of the country’s most popular music festivals.

So what do people going to Reading Festival 2023 need to know?

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Where is Reading Festival taking place?

Reading Festival 2023 takes place from 25 to 27 August on Richfield Avenue in Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.

Earlybird ticket holders were able to arrive at the campground on August 23, after 6pm. Admission for general ticket holders opened on August 23, from 8am. The campsites will close at midday on Monday, August 28.

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Who is playing at Reading Festival 2023?

A number of headliners have been confirmed for Reading Festival including Billie Eilish, The Killers, Sam Fender, Foals, Imagine Dragons, and The 1975. They’ll be performing between Friday and Sunday.

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How to watch Reading Festival 2023 on TV?

Those who can’t make this year’s festival will have the chance to catch up on live performances and highlights on the BBC.

BBC One will be screening The Killers and Billie Eilish’s set on Sunday and Monday. Those wanting to see more robust coverage can watch the entire festival through BBC iPlayer, which will have a non-stop 24/7 channel specifically dedicated to Reading and Leeds Festival.

Radio 1 will also be broadcasting live from Reading from 11am - 4pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 1pm – 4pm on Sunday 27.

What are the set times for Reading Festival 2023?

Given that the festival is split over two sites, acts will travel between Reading and Leeds in order to perform their sets to both audiences. That means the set times for the sister festivals will vary.

Performances will be split across multiple stages that include the Main Stages East and West, and a number of smaller stages including the Radio 1 Dance Stage, and the Festival Republic Stage.

Here are the set lists for all the major acts on the main stage at Reading Festival 2023.

Foals are set to put on an energetic performance on Friday (Getty)
Foals are set to put on an energetic performance on Friday (Getty)

Friday, 25th August - Main Stage East

  • 12:40 – 13:10: Yard Act

  • 14:10 – 14:45: Tion Wayne

  • 15:45 – 16:20: Mimi Webb

  • 17:20 – 18:00: Wet Leg

  • 19:20 – 20:05: Loyle Carner

  • 21:50 – 23:20: Sam Fender

Friday, 25th August - Main Stage West

  • 12:00 – 12:30: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

  • 13:20 – 14:00: Sea Girls

  • 14:55 – 15:35: You Me At Six

  • 16:30 – 17:10: Trippie Redd

  • 18:10 – 19:10: Bicep

  • 20:15 – 21:45: Foals

Saturday, 26th August - Main Stage East

  • 12:00 – 12:30: James Marriott

  • 13:20 – 13:50: Baby Queen

  • 14:40 – 15:10: Holly Humberstone

  • 16:00 – 16:35: Inhaler

  • 17:35 – 18:15: Nothing But Thieves

  • 19:15 – 20:05: Central Cee

  • 21:50 – 23:20: The Killers

Saturday, 26th August - Main Stage West

  • 12:40 – 13:10: Jamie Webster

  • 14:00 – 14:30: Arlo Parks

  • 15:20 – 15:50: Easy Life

  • 16:45 – 17:25: Chase Atlantic

  • 18:25 – 19:05: Knucks

  • 20:15 – 21:45 The 1975

Sunday, August 27 - Main Stage East

  • 12:10 – 12:40: The Amazons

  • 13:30 – 14:00: MUNA

  • 14:50 – 15:25: Bakar

  • 16:20 – 17:00: Rina Sawayama

  • 17:55 – 18:35: Declan McKenna

  • 19:40 – 20:25: Steve Lacy

  • 22:00 – 23:20: Billie Eilish

Sunday, August 27 - Main Stage West

  • 12:50 – 13:20: Hot Milk

  • 14:10 – 14:40: The Snuts

  • 15:35 – 16:10: Don Broco

  • 17:10 – 17:45: Lil Tjay

  • 18:45 – 19:30: Becky Hill

  • 20:35 – 21:55: Imagine Dragons

  • 23:30 – 01:00: Sigma & Friends