Are You Listening? - POSTPONED 2020

Are You Listening? - POSTPONED 2020 - postponed
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Are You Listening? - POSTPONED 2020

Saturday 10th October 2020
various venues, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QU, England MAP
currently £22.50
Daily capacity: 2,000
Last updated: Fri 11th Sep 2020

This festival has been postponed from Saturday 25th April 2020, and firstly rescheduled for Saturday 10th October 2020 (organiser's statement) and now postponed until 2021. Organiser's statement.

Are You Listening? Festival 2021.


The 8th Are You Listening? Festival happens from midday until 2am, across Reading town centre venues in support of Reading Mencap, a local charity that helps people with learning disabilities.


Confirmed acts include BC Camplight, Freestylers, Warmduscher, Melt Yourself Down, Matt Maltese, HAQ123, JOHN, Mush, Drug Store Romeos, Talk Show, Ash The Author, Ben Marwood, Marisa and the Moths, Sophie Jamieson, and many more.

For the details as available please see the line-up page.


Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £22.50.

Festival wristbands grant access to all the venues on the day, subject to capacity and age restrictions.
Venue age restrictions vary.


The venues for 2020 are Milk, Oakford Social Club, Purple Turtle, Rising Sun Arts Centre, St Laurence Church, South Street Arts Centre, Sub 89, Upstage Mini at The Roseate Hotel.


It will also continue to provide Reading students and the local community with valuable, 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 this year!

Since the event launched in April 2013 it’s been raising money for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and their families, and has raised nearly £70,000 so far.


This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

More info

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.

More information will be here when available.

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