Reading Festival 2018 credit Sarah Koury
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Here’s What The Weather Forecast Says For Reading & Leeds Festivals 2019

What will the weather be like at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals?

It’s that time of year again, folks. That special time where Kerrang!‘s London office frantically hack away at Clashfinder to plan our long, messy weekend at Reading & Leeds festivals. There are a ton of bands we want to see across the Bank Holiday Weekend, but a lot of our enjoyment comes down to the weather – let’s be honest, nobody likes a muddy festival.

Luckily, neither Reading or Leeds festival looks like it will be a washout. While Reading is the slightly warmer/drier of the two, even Leeds will have its brighter moments, with both sites mostly either cloudy or sunny.

Here’s what the clever bods at BBC Weather have to say about Reading and Leeds.

Updated: 14:00 Thursday August 22

Reading Festival

Friday, August 23
Highs of 26ºC. Sunny intervals and light winds.

Saturday, August 24
Highs of 29ºC. Sunny and a gentle breeze.

Sunday, August 25
Highs of 29ºC. Sunny and a gentle breeze.

Leeds Festival

Friday, August 23
Highs of 23ºC. Light cloud and a gentle breeze.

Saturday, August 24
Highs of 25ºC. Sunny and a gentle breeze.

Sunday, August 25
Highs of 27ºC. Sunny intervals and a gentle breeze.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as the festivals draw closer…

Reading Leeds 2019 Updated July

Once of the biggest talking points of the weekend is surely set to be twenty one pilots’ debut headline slot. We asked frontman Tyler Joseph what fans can expect from his and Josh Dun’s performance, and he enthused: 

It’s tough to get everything in our live show to translate over into a festival set, but there’s something special about festivals, and something special about being outside, too. And that set is going to be like no other set we’ve ever played. There’s definitely an air of unpredictability, and you don’t really know exactly what to expect. You’d be a fool to assume that everybody is there to watch you – or even know who you are. So there’s a bit of a competitive edge to it, because there’s so many awesome bands on the bill, and so being motivated to rise above that giant pool of talent, and to make your mark, is something that we’re really excited to step up to that challenge. 

The last time we played Reading was one of my favourite sets ever. I did a stage-dive and climbed over the top of 10,000 people, and had a few people pulling on me in the process, but I rather enjoyed it! I thought it was a lot of fun, and the energy was amazing. I can’t wait to do it all over again – we’ll see what happens this time…”

Posted on August 22nd 2019, 2:12p.m.
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