With good weather forecast Reading and Leeds are set to be some of the best festivals in the UK this summer. Headliners include Kasabian, Eminem, and Muse, but there are plenty of other acts packing the 2017 line-up. If you didn't get a ticket there are plenty of ways of getting live coverage so you don't miss any of your favourite bands.

Here's how to watch Reading and Leeds 2017 live coverage online, on TV, via radio and more on a wide range of devices including smartphones and tablets.

As usual, the BBC is your go-to provider for pretty comprehensive Reading and Leeds 2017 live coverage – whether you want to watch online, on your TV, your mobile, listen on the radio or via the Red Button. The coverage will include live streams of multiple stages and highlights of loads of artists on iPlayer.

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Reading and Leeds 2017 line-up and headliner times

The lineups for Reading and Leeds festivals are a bit complicated, because they feature mostly the same acts, but with the days shifted around. First up, here are the main Reading performance times:

Friday headline times

  • Kasabian - 22:00 - 23:20
  • Bastile - 20:20 - 21:20
  • Two Door Cinema Club - 18:55 - 19:45

Saturday headline times

  • Eminem - 21:50 - 23:20
  • Major Lazer - 19:55 - 21:10
  • Korn - 18:20 - 19:20

Sunday headline times

  • Muse - 21:55 - 23:30
  • Liam Gallagher - 20:15 - 21:15
  • Blossoms - 18:50 - 19:35

And here are the same headliners at Leeds:

Friday headline times

  • Muse - 21:25 - 23:00
  • Liam Gallagher - 19:45 - 20:45
  • Blossoms - 18:25 - 19:10

Saturday headline times

  • Kasabian - 21:30 - 23:00
  • Bastile - 19:50 - 20:50
  • Two Door Cinema Club - 18:25 - 19:15

Sunday headline times

  • Eminem - 21:20 - 22:50
  • Major Lazer - 19:25 - 20:40
  • Korn - 17:50 - 18:50

The NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage will be headlined by You Me at Six, Flume, and Haim. It will also feature Oh Wonder, Mura Masa, Halsey, and Wiley among others.

The BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage hosts Fatboy Slim, Andy C, and Marshmello as headliners, along with the likes of Charli XCX, Goldie, and Metrik.

You can see the full line-up on the Reading and Leeds websites.

How to watch Reading and Leeds 2017 live online

Like previous years, you can get plenty of Reading and Leeds live coverage via the BBC website where you'll be able to choose which stage you want to watch from. The Main Stage and BBC Radio 1 / NME Stage will be streamed live in HD and you can watch on PC, smartphone, tablet and your smart TV.

The website will also be the place to go to watch back any performances you missed and make sure to use BBC iPlayer for live coverage and catch-up afterwards, too - there'll also be iPlayer coverage of some sets and higlights from the BBC Introducing Stage.

How to watch Reading and Leeds 2017 live on TV

You don't have to watch online, of course, as the traditional television will also feed your need for live music without standing in a muddy field.

While there won't be exhaustive festival coverage on TV, there will be some: BBC Four will be airing full sets from Kasabian on Friday night and Muse on Sunday night from Reading, with coverage of each beginning at 10pm. Both sets will also be available on iPlayer catch-up after they air.

Reading and Leeds 2017 on Red Button

If you want to watch live on the Red Button, you can tune in from 7pm till midnight on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August to watch bands from the Main, NME / Radio 1 and BBC Introducing Stages.

The Red Button is available on the following services:

  • Sky: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
  • Freesat: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
  • Virgin Media: Channels 990, 991, 992, 993 
  • Freeview: Channel 601

BBC Music app

How to listen to Reading and Leeds 2017 live on radio

The BBC is broadcasting hours and hours of coverage so you can tune into BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Radio Berkshire to catch the festival over the weekend. 

Radio 1

Scott Mills will present music from the festival from 1-4pm on Sunday, while Daniel P Carter will pick it up again from 7pm the same day.


Charlie Sloth will present a Friday evening 1Xtra show (4-7pm) that will feature highlights from the festival.

Radio Berkshire

Linda Serck will present sessions from local bands for one hour from 8pm on Saturday night.

You can also get the BBC iPlayer Radio app for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to listen to coverage.