Keep those fingers crossed...
Reading & Leeds Festival 2019 is almost upon us – but how will music fans fare with the weather this year? Well, it’s looking pretty good according to the final forecast.
After warming up at the returning Club NME in London’s Moth Club this weekend, Foo Fighters will be headlining alongside The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots– where there will also be performances from Billie Eilish, Bastille, Chvrches, Stefflon Don, Dave, AJ Tracey and many more.
Just as they were with Glastonbury, it looks like the UK festival weather gods will be smiling down on us at R+L 2019 – although best to pack a jumper or jacket for the cooler evenings. Check out the latest forecast according to the Met Office below.
Thursday August 22: Sunny throughout the day before clouds set in the late afternoon with temperatures peaking at 23°, remaining mild but dry in the evening with temperatures reaching a high of 13°.
Friday August 23: Look forward to sunshine and clear skies throughout with temperatures reaching 25°, with a clear night for Royal Blood and The 1975 at 18°.
Saturday August 24: Another mild and dry day with sunny intervals and temperatures around 27°, with the evening much the same and a high temperature of 20°.
Sunday August 25: Congratulations, it looks like you’re going to make it through a rain-free Reading – with more sunny conditions throughout and 27° highest temp in the day and 15-20° at night.
Thursday August 22: Early arrivals for camping on Thursday up North will be greeted by a mild day with sunny intervals as temperatures peak at 21°, lasting into the evening with temperatures hitting 18°.
Friday August 23: Hallelujah! A mixture of cloud and sun in the day feeling like 22°, before a clear evening with temperatures reaching 19°.
Saturday August 24: Sunny intervals through clouds with temperatures peaking at 25°, with a cloudy night at 15-20°.
Sunday August 25: Glorious sunshine with clear skies as temperates reach 27°, remaining mild for the evening with temperatures hitting 14-20°.
Reading & Leeds will mark Royal Blood’s first UK festival of the year as they gear up to release their third album.
“It’s going to be awesome,” frontman Mike Kerr told NME in an exclusive interview. “Reading & Leeds has a very special place in my heart because Reading was the festival that I grew up going to.
“The first time I went to Reading, me and my friend were about 18 and got so fucked up. We snuck into the main stage area after the headliner had finished. I think it was Kings Of Leon, maybe? Anyway, the two of us got into the field and I thought it would be cool to get on the main stage just to know what it felt like up there. I got caught by security after stepping one foot up. They threatened to kick me out, so it will be nice to be on the main stage and actually invited. It’s going to be rad.”
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