Reading Festival sells out just days after confirming the event will go ahead this summer

As reported in NME Reading Festival has sold out, less than two days after organisers confirmed that it will be going ahead this summer.

The festival and its sister event in Leeds will go ahead across the August Bank Holiday weekend, after the government outlined plans for England to gradually exit lockdown by the end of June.

Posting on Twitter last night (February 25), the festival’s official Twitter account confirmed that both weekend and day tickets have now sold out for Reading.

Weekend tickets have also sold out for Leeds, alongside day tickets for Saturday August 28 – when Stormzy is expected to headline the event.

Other headline performances will come from the likes of Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Queens of The Stone Age.

Organisers confirmed the event by telling fans they “can’t wait to get back in the fields”, alongside a clip which shared footage of classic performances from past years.

“Reading and Leeds 2021. Following the government’s recent announcement, we can’t wait to get back to the fields this summer. LET’S GO,” they wrote in a tweet.

We’ve got our fingers firmly crossed that Reading & Leeds will go ahead this year and live music FINALLY makes a return.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe