If you are planning to attend Reading & Leeds Festival this August, you may want to get your tickets before it’s too late.
Just days after confirming the U.K. event is going ahead as planned, Reading Festival has completely sold out with Leeds Festival not far behind.
This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the government’s intent to ease out of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Currently, England has a four-step plan that could lead to all limits being lifted by June 21. However, this is all dependent on keeping coronavirus cases low and continuing to vaccinate citizens.
Based on these new plans, Reading & Leeds is able to go on as scheduled this August. On Wednesday, organizers confirmed that this year’s events will take place Aug. 27-29.
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) February 24, 2021
Now, it looks like concert goers are scrambling to get tickets. On Friday, it was announced that Reading Festival is completely sold out. As well, only Friday and Sunday day tickets for Leeds are available. Tickets for Saturday, which features headliner Stormzy, sold out shortly after the 2021 festival confirmation.
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) February 25, 2021
Back in August, the official 2021 Reading & Leeds lineup was announced. This year’s lineup includes Post Malone, FEVER 333, Liam Gallagher, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Queens Of The Stone Age, YUNGBLUD and Ashnikko among others.
This year, Reading & Leeds are doing things a bit differently. For the first time ever, there will be two main stages – Main Stage East and Main Stage West. As well, there will be no scheduling clashes so you can watch all of this year’s headliners without having to choose.
#RANDL21 is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever 🤘 Here are your SIX HEADLINERS across TWO main stages 🎪 NO MAIN STAGE CLASHES 🎟️ General on sale Thursday 3rd September at 9:00am 👍
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) August 31, 2020
Head here to get your Leeds Festival 2021 tickets before they sell out.
Along with Reading & Leeds, Slam Dunk is also set to happen later this year. Due to England’s new COVID-19 plans, the festival was forced to postpone its May events until later this year. Now, Slam Dunk 2021 is officially happening this September.
So far, 2021 hasn’t been entirely positive for the live music industry. Over the past few weeks, both Glastonbury and Coachella confirmed neither festival is happening this year. As well, Epicenter and Sonic Temple have moved their event plans to 2022. Meanwhile, Halsey was forced to cancel her entire Manic North American tour while Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their Afterburner tour to this fall.
Although some festivals and concerts are already canceled this year, others are still planning to happen. Louder Than Life, Welcome To Rockville and Inkcarceration are all scheduled to take place sometime in 2021.
As well, last year, we learned that Aftershock Festival is happening Oct. 7 – 10, 2021. My Chemical Romance and Metallica are returning as this year’s headliners. As well, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Parkway Drive and Rancid are also performing at the festival.
Have you purchased your tickets for Reading & Leeds yet? Which artists are you excited to see most this August? Let us know in the comments below.