Reading Festival

22 Aug - 24 Aug 2014 (5 nights stay) || Reading

Reading Festival

Reading Festival

The UK's biggest three-day rock festival, Reading Festival commands a heavyweight reputation for putting on the biggest and best contemporary rock acts each year, and is always an explosive finale to the UK summer festival season. 

Starting life as a jazz, blues and folk festival in 1971, the event mutated into a prog rock and heavy metal event in the 70s and 80s before Mean Fiddler Music Group seized its reigns in 1989, injecting a new lease of life and reinventing Reading as the unrivalled alternative/ indie/ punk/ metal festival we all know and love today. Recent headliners have included Muse, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Pixies and The Darkness with the Sunday night traditionally reserved for more legendary acts, such as Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

Since 1999, it has formed the southern half of 'The Carling Weekend', the only three-day dual site music festival in the world, with its younger sister - Leeds Festival.

Campsite and Arrival

Podpads will be situated in the WHITE Campsite. We will be in the camping field next to the Shuttle Boat Service port and the Pedestrian Bridge which takes you over the river to the Brown campsite, allowing for a shorter walk to the festival arena.
After entering through White Gate follow the track way towards the Pedestrian Bridge. 

Car Parking 

The WHITE campsite is on the north side of the river from the main festival site near Caversham. If driving please purchase a WHITE car park ticket from the Reading Festival website and follow the White Campsite signage through Reading town centre. 

If you park in another colour car park or are coming by public transport then you will have a bit of a walk. Follow the signs through the campsites to the White Campsite. 

Podpads reception will be ready for when the festival opens which is expected to be 6pm Wednesday for guests that have purchased the early bird tickets and 8am Thursday otherwise. We ask guests to depart by 10am Monday.
In the Podpads area you'll find a wealth of facilities to make your stay with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. This includes:- Serviced and cleaned toilets, hot private showers, pot washing and a pamper parlour (hair straighteners, hair dryers and mirrors). There is 24 hour Security on this site.

During the festival the Podpads reception will be open in the morning and late afternoon or at the times specified on the blackboard.

When the reception is open there will be free tea, coffee and squash. Phone charging from normal 240V electric will also be available so please bring your normal phone charger.

Prices from

£18.50* per person per night/pppn

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* Prices based on £545.00 for 6 people sharing a 'Bellepad' for 5 nights"

Festival Location: Reading

Link to festival website

Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions and answers about the podpadding experience view our full FAQ.


Available Accommodation at Reading Festival


Podpad

Sleeps 2

PODPAD SPEC:

Solid wood all round

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

12v electrics including light

Solar power

Windows with curtains

Off the floor bedbases

Air mattresses

Twin or double beds

Storage shelf

Coat hooks

WHAT IS A PODPAD?

Originally just a crazy idea over a pre Glastonbury Festival beer, back in 2004, saw six hand built units backstage behind the Bandstand. One year later, the six 'podpads' became thirty - backstage behind the Pyramid Stage in 2005. That summer a couple of outings overseas to The Emerald Isle and Isle of Wight and.... ‘Boutique Camping’ at Festivals was born. 

Luxpad

Sleeps 2

LUXPAD SPEC:

Solid wood all round

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

240v electrics with 3 pin sockets + light

Opening windows and curtains

Handbuilt beds

Slatted bedbase

Foam mattresses

Twin or double beds

Storage shelves & coat hooks

Waste bin

WHAT IS A LUXPAD?

Introduced in 2010, as a scaled up podpad, giving 66% more floorspace and increased headroom.The luxpad was an instant hit with podpads’ guests.

The addition of handmade beds, foam mattresses and 240volts power took the podpadding experience to new levels of luxury.

Bunkpad

Sleeps 4

BUNKPAD SPEC:

Solid wood all round

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

240v electrics and 3 pin sockets + light

Opening windows and curtains

Handbuilt bunkbeds

Slatted bedbase

Foam mattresses

Storage shelves

Coat hooks

Waste bin

WHAT IS A BUNKPAD?

Introduced in 2010, as a scaled up podpad, giving 66% more floorspace and increased headroom.

Allowing 4 adults to share their own secure space, the bunkpad was an instant hit with podpads’ guests.

The addition of handmade beds, foam mattresses and 240volts power took the podpadding group/family experience to new levels.

Beaupad

Sleeps 4

BEAUPAD SPEC:

Accommodates up to four guests

Canvas bell tent

4m diameter

Heavy duty groundsheet & carpet

4 x thick flock airbeds

Improved black-out quality

Budget option for up to 4

A big space for couples.

WHAT IS A BEAUPAD?

Introduced the bell tent in 2007 as the budget option for 4 sharing

Now, you can easily find your tent in the Boutique Camping field and, not get lost in a sea of beige canvas bell tents.

Bring back the festival colour as Podpads say NO to beige canvas.

Bellepad

Sleeps 2

BELLEPAD SPEC:

Accommodates up to 6

Across 3 different sizes

3m bellepad for 2 sharing

4m bellepad for up to 4 sharing

5m bellepad for up to 6 sharing

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet + carpet

Aluminium campbeds

Underbed storage space

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

BOOK NOW:

First choose your festival

Be sure to order your preferred tent size to suit your party:

3m diameter - for 2 sharing.

4m diameter - for up to 4 sharing.

5m diameter - for up to 6 sharing.

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

Introduced in 2013 to offer more choice to different group sizes.

Supplied with 2,4 or 6 aluminium campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

With your unique stripey design, you can now easily find your tent in the Boutique Camping field.

Podpads say “Bring back the festival colour and NO to beige canvas”.

Bellepad

Sleeps 4

BELLEPAD SPEC:

Accommodates up to 6

Across 3 different sizes

3m bellepad for 2 sharing

4m bellepad for up to 4 sharing

5m bellepad for up to 6 sharing

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet + carpet

Aluminium campbeds

Underbed storage space

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

BOOK NOW:

First choose your festival

Be sure to order your preferred tent size to suit your party:

3m diameter - for 2 sharing.

4m diameter - for up to 4 sharing.

5m diameter - for up to 6 sharing.

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

Introduced in 2013 to offer more choice to different group sizes.

Supplied with 2,4 or 6 aluminium campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

With your unique stripey design, you can now easily find your tent in the Boutique Camping field.

Podpads say “Bring back the festival colour and NO to beige canvas”.

Bellepad

Sleeps 6

BELLEPAD SPEC:

Accommodates up to 6

Across 3 different sizes

3m bellepad for 2 sharing

4m bellepad for up to 4 sharing

5m bellepad for up to 6 sharing

Canvas bell tent

Coloured stripey canvas

Groundsheet + carpet

Aluminium campbeds

Underbed storage space

Zip up door

Windbreak porch.

BOOK NOW:

First choose your festival

Be sure to order your preferred tent size to suit your party:

3m diameter - for 2 sharing.

4m diameter - for up to 4 sharing.

5m diameter - for up to 6 sharing.

WHAT IS A BELLEPAD?

Introduced in 2013 to offer more choice to different group sizes.

Supplied with 2,4 or 6 aluminium campbeds for comfort, helping you to keep your living space tidy with underbed storage space.

With your unique stripey design, you can now easily find your tent in the Boutique Camping field.

Podpads say “Bring back the festival colour and NO to beige canvas”.

Octopad

Sleeps 4

OCTOPAD SPEC:

Wooden walls

Solid floor with carpet

Lockable door

240v electrics

3 pin sockets + light

4 x handbuilt beds

Slatted bedbase

Foam mattresses

Storage shelves

Coat Hooks

Waste bin

Acres of space

BOOK NOW:

First choose your festival

Should you require an additional 2 airbeds (increasing your capacity to 6 guests), please be sure to email us with your booking reference, once you have your confirmation details.

WHAT IS AN OCTOPAD?

Introduced in 2011 the ‘octopad’ quickly became the jewel in the crown of the Podpads range. Combining the security of wooden floor, walls and door with the light airiness of canvas, the ‘octopad’ was a majestic living space for 4 (or even 6) people sharing space with lots of space.

This is quirky luxury camping at its best?


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