National Express 2011Reading 2011 have teamed up with well renowned travel operator National Express to provide festival-goers with the most efficient and hassle free way to get to the festival. There are dozens of coaches travelling from all four corners of the country to enable you to arrive with minimal effort.

More festival-goers are travelling by coach to events because of its green credentials and because it saves money on car parking and the coach drops ticket-holders closer to the campsite than any other mode of transport.

Now nobody has to have the short straw of being designated driver, simply find the coach you want and follow the instructions. Booking online couldn’t be simpler, go to the National Express website by clicking here use the menu on the left to select where you will be travelling from, take a look at the departure options and buy your ticket.

Click here to see the Reading Festival National Express coach timetable, including all departure locations.

Originally a jazz and blues event back in the 1960s, Reading has since left both genres in the past and is now widely regarded as one of the most essential rock festivals of the UK season. The August Bank Holiday weekender rotates its line-up with Leeds Festival, so those up north don’t miss the action either.

With the event fully focused on the music organisers regularly pull out all the stops to deliver a monster line-up that mixes the world’s biggest names alongside plenty of emerging talent.

Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and The Prodigy have all played in the past and fans should expect a number of festival exclusives as well as a healthy fill of top indie, punk, ska, hip hop, dance and comedy on the five smaller stages.