Reading 2023 in photos

A roundup of some of the festival’s best moments, from Rina Sawayama to Steve Lacey

Reading and Leeds just wrapped up, marking the end of the festival season for many music lovers. As last hurrahs go, it couldn’t have been bigger, with the famously youth-centric festival bringing in huge international stars like MUNA, Steve Lacy and Billie Eilish.

There was plenty of home grown talent on the bill as well, with festival favourites Sam Fender and The Killers turning out alongside rising stars such as Bakar, Holly Humberstone and Rina Sawayama. The BBC Introducing stage also platformed plenty of new voices, with singer-songwriter Matilda Mann shining. Here are a selection of highlights from across the three days at Little John’s Farm.

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Don Broco
Billie Eilish
Rina Sawayama
Declan McKenna
You Me At Six
Becky Hill
Steve Lacy
Sam Fender
Tom Odell
The Last Dinner Party
Hot Milk
Magnolia Park
Lauren Hibbard
Imagine Dragons
Knocked Loose

All photos: Marie Ladisch