12:00 PM
Reading Town Centre

Are You Listening? Festival 2020

Midday 'til late
Venues across Reading town centre

The award-winning Are You Listening? Festival returns for its eighth year in support of Reading Mencap. The festival has raised close to £70,000 for our charity since starting in 2013.

Acts already announced include the wild piano rocker BC Camplight, Brighton’s noisiest punks Dream Wife, breakbeat legends Freestylers and psychedelic indie youngsters Drug Store Romeos.

Are You Listening? Festival always showcases the cream of the crop of Reading’s many diverse music scenes, and among the locals acts to be named are Hip Hop kingpin Ash The Author; grunge rockers Marisa and the Moths; and country-folk duo The August List.

The bands will perform across 8 Reading town centre venues:

  • Milk
  • Oakford Social Club
  • Purple Turtle
  • St Laurence Church
  • South Street Arts Centre
  • Rising Sun Arts Centre
  • Upstage Mini @The Roseate Hotel, and
  • Sub 89.

A festival like AYL? requires more people than you might imagine, and we are on the lookout for reliable volunteers to help staff the venues on the day. If you would like to volunteer, and bag yourself a free festival ticket to use while you aren’t on shift, you can find out more at the Are You Listening website

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