Festival Information

Key information may change without notice for our 2021 festival, including the festival's terms & conditions. Please check back for updates.

COVID-19 Update: Red Sky is postponed to May 2021

(Last update 12/08/2020)



Red Sky Festival will be held on May 29th & 30th, 2020
The festival will be held adjacent to Padworth Lane Reading, Berkshire RG7 4HS.


Below are our key timings for your guidance. All timings are subject to change.


Friday 28th May 2021:
14:00 - Car parks & campsite opens
18:00 - Arena entrance opens (we have an exclusive pre-festival party on Friday evening; a limited number of tickets are available to buy).
21:00 - Last entry
23:00 - Arena closes


Saturday 29th May 2021:
09:00 - Car parks open
09:00 - Campsite entrance and catering opens
12:00 - Arena & day/weekend entrance opens
21:30 – Last entry for day ticket holders
23:00 – Arena closes


Sunday 30th May 2021:
09:00 - Car parks open
09:00 - Campsite entrance and catering opens
12:00 - Arena & day/weekend entrance opens
21.30 – Last entry for day ticket holders
23:00 – Arena closes


11:00 - Campsite closes
12:00 - Car Parks close

Day ticket holders cannot exit and re-enter the site.

Weekend campers will have access to the site 24hrs per day but please note that there is NO entry or re-entry to the festival site on any day between 23:00 and 08:00 for any ticket holders, to maintain customer safety. Exit is permitted at any time.


Entry Terms and Conditions


We welcome people of all ages and want to share the fun with all the family; however anyone aged 16 or under must be accompanied by a guardian who is 18 or over.


Please check our full event Terms & Conditions for further information, as these will apply to all tickets to the event.




Day ticket holders cannot exit and re-enter the site.

Weekend ticket holders are free to exit and re-enter the site as many times as required. Camping pass holders will have access to the campsite throughout the festival - please note that there is NO entry or re-entry to the festival site on any day between 23:00 and 08:00 for any ticket holders, to maintain customer safety. Exit is permitted at any time.


Ticket Queries


For any ticketing queries please contact ticketing@quintetevents.co.uk and we’ll help you as soon as we can. Please note, tickets are only available to buy online via Ticket Source.


Ticket Types


There are varied options to enjoy the festival. Whether you want to visit us for one day or stay for the weekend we have a ticket type for you.


Please visit our Tickets Page for information or to buy tickets.


Tiered Tickets


We will be operating a tiered ticket system this year; this ensures a fair opportunity for everyone to buy their tickets at as reasonable a price as possible.


We will have five ticket tiers this year for standard and VIP tickets. A set allocation of tickets per tier means the earlier you buy, the more you save.



By Car


Please note, all vehicular access is via the A4 only. Local traffic will not be permitted to turn right off Padworth Lane.


If travelling from the M4 exit at Junction 12 (Theale). Follow signs for the A4 towards Thatcham/Newbury. We're only 4 miles from the junction. Once on the A4 you'll pick up signs for the festival site - which is located to the left of the A4 opposite Anchor Vans.


Drop Off and Pickup


There will be a dedicated drop off and pickup point at the festival. Follow the directions above until you pick up signs for 'Drop off and Parking'.


Our drop off and pickup point will be monitored. We may ask drivers to move on if they're blocking access or are waiting for extended periods, so please ensure you/your guests are ready and waiting before driving onto the festival site.


As above, all access to the site is via the A4. No traffic will be permitted to access the festival site from Padworth, or leave towards Padworth due to licensing restrictions.


Festival Shuttle Bus


A full schedule will be published soon. Please join our mailing list to be notified.


Public Transport


By public bus: The Jet Black bus route runs between Reading and Newbury on a half hourly schedule and there is a bus stop on the A4 close to the junction with Padworth Lane. There is a footpath from the bus stop to the site. See more details on the Reading Busses website.


By train: Aldermaston Railway Station is close to the event site and connected via footpath. Walking from the train station will take approximately 10 minutes. Trains run frequently between Reading and Newbury, you can check train times on the National Rail Enquiries website


Disabled Access


We want Red Sky Festival to be accessible for everyone.

Please buy your ticket first then apply for access to disabled customer facilities and a carer ticket at no additional cost if required. Access application forms are available to complete by clicking here. If you would like to be notified when our applications go live please email: accessibility@quintetevents.co.uk. If you’re unable to complete the access application form please call us on 03335 777 919.


We will provide a dedicated disabled viewing area, a dedicated disabled camping area and disabled parking/drop-off. This can be applied for on the above application form.


Carer ticket


If someone is unable to attend the festival without the support from a carer, then Red Sky Festival will offer a free carer ticket. Please do not buy a ticket for your carer – we will be unable to refund any tickets should your free carer ticket application be approved.


If you are unsuccessful in your application for a free carer ticket and you still wish to bring someone you’re advised to buy a standard ticket. Should we not be able to offer you a free ticket, and all standard tickets are sold out, we will make one available for you to buy at full price.


Accessibility questions?

If you have any questions or comments please contact our dedicated accessibility team.
Email: accessibility@quintetevents.co.uk
Phone: 03335 777 919


Challenge 25


Any person who is lucky enough to appear under the age of 25 will be required to produce photo ID in the form of a passport, driving licence, UK Military ID card, or similar with a PASS logo in English writing, to prove that he/she is over the age of 18.


ID checks will be carried out at the main entrance and also at the bar, please bring your ID with you to avoid disappointment.


Bringing Alcohol


Ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol, food or drinks into the arena. Alcohol is on sale at the event but you must be 18 or over to purchase.


Weekend campers aged 18 and over can bring limited amounts and types of alcohol into the festival campsite. You will be asked for proof of age. Maximum quantity per person: 12 cans beer/lager/cider/pre-mixed-spirit-cans OR 2.25 litres of wine (equivalent to 1 box of wine/3 bottles). No straight spirits allowed. Alcohol will only be permitted on first entry to the festival campsite. You will not be able to exit and re-enter with more alcohol.


Free drinking water is available throughout the site at every bar and in the campsite.


To help us best deal with your query, please contact the correct festival department.




Access applications will soon be open for 2020, for more information and to apply, please visit our 'Accessibility' tab on this page.


To contact our accessibility team please email:




To apply for a trading plot at Red Sky Festival, please contact Julian Earl: julian.earl@quintetevents.co.uk


Artists and Performers


For artist bookings please contact Ryan Saunders:ryan.saunders@quintetevents.co.uk




Volunteers are at the heart of Red Sky Festival. For volunteering opportunities or queries please contact Jade Saunders:jade.saunders@quintetevents.co.uk


Sponsorship and Press


For all sponsorship enquires please contact: sponsors@quintetevents.co.uk


For all press enquiries please contact: press.redsky@quintetevents.co.uk


General Enquiries


For any other non-ticketing enquiries please email hi@redskyfestival.co.uk or call 03335 777 919


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I bring my own tent?


Yes, you can bring your own tent as long as you purchase a weekend camping ticket, we also offer pre-erected and boutique accommodation options if you would like to upgrade. Find out more over on our camping page.


When will I receive my tickets?


E-tickets will be emailed shortly after purchase, whereas physical tickets will be dispatched approximately 2 weeks before the event. If you do not receive you E-ticket please check your spam/junk folders or contact SEE Tickets via their website: www.seetickets.com/customerservice.


Tickets can be resent by entering your reference number on the SEE Tickets website at the link above. If you have not received posted tickets within five days of the event, please contact SEE Tickets.


Can I upgrade my tickets?


You can purchase a VIP upgrade at any time until tickets have sold out.


Will there be cash machines and do you accept card payment?


There will not be a cash machine on site, but all our bars and vendors accept cards and contactless payments.


Is there a mobile phone reception?


Mobile reception is generally good but a large number of people on site could have an adverse effect on the connection.


Can I charge my phone?

Yes, you will be able to purchase charging products at the event.


Are animals allowed on site?

No, we do not allow animals on site with the exception of guide/assistance dogs.


Can I camp for one night?

You can camp for up to 3 nights (Fri-Sun inclusive), however, if you choose to only camp for one or two nights, you still require a full weekend camping ticket.


Can I park by my tent?


No, we do not permit vehicles in the campsite.


Why do you have ticket tiers?


This enables us to change the price for loyal customers who choose to book early. These tickets are exactly the same, but better value when bought earlier.


Each tier has an allocated number of tickets Once they’re gone, we progress to the next tier.


Will I be searched going in to the campsite or arena?

For the safety of all of our guests and staff, we reserve the right to search all customers and staff coming to the event. This is to ensure that the event remains a safe and enjoyable place for all.


Search Policy – Condition of Entry


An active search policy is in place to prevent illegal drugs, weapons and prohibited items being brought on to the premises. Management reserve the right to conduct an outer body search and/or bag search as a condition of entering the premises.


Disabled Access/Can I bring a Carer?


For more information on our disabled access and carer free ticket scheme, please visit our 'Accessibility' tab on this page.


Terms and Conditions


For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

Call: 03335 777 919
Email: hi@redskyfestival.co.uk

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