The Big Moon, Flamingods, Kagoule, Tusks, Animal House, Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, Matt Maltese, Ollie Teeba (The Herbaliser), Shame, Area 52, Big Zero, Quiet Quiet Band, Saltwater Sun, Tiny Giant are the first acts for the 5th Are You Listening? Festival happening on Saturday 22nd April 2017 across Reading town centre venues.
The event will be hosted in venues including Milk, Oakford Social Club, Public, Purple Turtle, Rising Sun Arts Centre, St Laurence Church, South Street Arts Centre, and Sub89.
Early bird tickets are priced at £15 plus booking fee. Under 18 (aged 14- 17 years) tickets are priced at £10. One wristband allows entry to all venues, subject to capacity
Apart from raising awareness and funds for the charity, the festival continues to support the local music scene from the grass roots level upwards. It is a policy of the festival to ensure at least 70% of the artist bookings are from Reading and the Berkshire area.
Each year Are You Listening? Festival provides Reading students and the local community with hands on working experience in areas including music event/ project management, branding, marketing and photography.
Over 70 volunteers help Are You Listening Festival run smoothly, and the organisers would love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved with next year.
Since the event launched in April 2013, it’s sold over 5,000 tickets and to date raised over £34,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and their families.
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