Here’s the latest weather forecast for Reading & Leeds Festival 2018

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 is set to kick off tomorrow for early-campers, welcoming headlining sets from the likes of Fall Out Boy, Kendrick LamarPanic! At The Disco and Kings of Leon. But will it be a weekend for wellies or suncream and sunnies? Check out the latest weather forecast below.

Taking place over Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 August, this year’s two-city festival will also see performances fromCourteeners, Wolf Alice, Pendulum, Dua Lipa, Travis Scott, Slaves and many more.

According to BBC Weather, here is the forecast for both sites:



Thursday August 23: Rain throughout the morning before sunny intervals and a mild evening, as temperatures peak at 23°C
Friday August 24: Mild with sunny intervals throughout, as temperatures reach 18°C.
Saturday August 25: Largely sunny and cloudy, as temperatures reach 18°C.
Sunday August 26: A gentle breeze is expected but with a bit of sun, with temperatures hitting a high of 19°C.


Thursday August 23: A mild day with some sunny intervals, staying dry as temperatures reach 18°C.
Friday August 24: Mild with light rain expected throughout the afternoon into the evening, temperatures reach a high of 15°C.
Saturday August 25: Cloudy but mild with sunny intervals throughout the day, with a highest temperature of 17°C.
Sunday August 26: Another dry and mild day but expect a bit more of a breeze, with temperatures reaching 17°C.

It was announced earlier this week that hip-hop pioneers N.E.R.D. (consisting of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley) will play a surprise set at the festival, appearing on the main stage between Dua Lipa and Panic! At The Disco.

Big Heath, Twisted Wheel, and comedian Russell Kane have also been added. It’s the only surprise set to be confirmed by Reading & Leeds themselves but Bring Me The Horizon, Liam Gallagher and Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes are also being touted for surprise secret set appearances across the weekend.

Previous years has seen secret sets from the likes of Green Day, Foals, Them Crooked Vultures, Jamie T, Wolf Alice and Queens Of The Stone Age.


Leeds Live were asked about the possibility of secret sets this year, with R&L lead booker Jon McIldowie replying: “Ermm… not that I can talk about but you said yourself, it is something we’ve done in the past – so it is possibly something we’ll do in the future.”