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The Arena

Wondering when the arena opens and what you’ll find inside? Look no further

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Opening and Closing Times


  • Early Bird Ticket holders: 12:00 Noon Wednesday 21st August 2024
  • Weekend ticket holders: 03:00 Thursday 22nd August 2024

After which the campsite is open 24 Hours, individuals can arrive at any time

Campsite closes at midday Monday 26th August 2024


  • Thursday 22nd August 2024: 17:00 – 03:00
  • Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August 2024: 11:00 – 03:00

All times are subject to change 

With a day ticket, once you leave you cannot re-enter the arena.

With a weekend ticket, you can leave and re-enter the arena and campsites.

Food and Drink

There are several bars in the Arena.

Only food for personal consumption may be brought into the Arena.

We only allow sealed soft drinks under 500ml, as well as empty reusable water bottles of any size into the Arena.

Please refill your empty bottles at the water points inside the Arena for free.

Interested in becoming a food and drink trader at the festival? Contact Central Catering for more information.

The Lounge Upgrade

Upgrade your festival experience & get out of the crowds for a breather with access to the Reading Lounge. It’s a great place to hang out with friends & relax over a beer.

Meeting And Information Points

We don’t have any official meeting points onsite, so when you do arrive arrange some key meeting points for if you happen to get lost. Try to choose locations that will not get too crowded and are easily located – day or night.

There is an Information Tent located in The Village which can act as an excellent location and provide help locating any other areas.


Water Points

There are tested drinking water points throughout the Arena which are free to use. If you notice any issue with our water points, let a member of staff know so that they can get it fixed.

Cash Points

Rockstar Energy presents Leeds is a cashless festival. All food, drinks/beverages and merchandise will be cashless. Cash machines will NOT be available at this year’s festival.