The ever engrossing Reading and Leeds festivals are back. This year the festivals host some of the best artists on the planet today, with the likes of The Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Disclosure and The 1975. Gutted you’re missing it? With a little help from the BBC you can keep on top of all the action and watch live performances or extended highlights across BBC Three, Radio 1, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online How to watch You can watch coverage of the festival on BBC Three from 7pm on Friday. Radio 1 will be warming up to the festival with a special preview show from Maida Vale with Zane Lowe on Wednesday 20th at 7pm. He’ll also be wrapping up the festival in style on Monday 25th August from 7pm. You can watch the Main stage live on this website, starting at 3pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Remember to get involved on Twitter using #bbcreadingfest and get into the spirit with a Spotify playlift featuring this year’s acts. Don’t forget to check-out the Freeview TV Guide for what’s on and when.