This festival has changed dates, from Saturday 24th April 2021 for the new date of Saturday 9th October 2021. Organiser's statement.
The 8th Are You Listening? Festival happens from midday until 2am on Saturday 9th October 2021, taking place across Reading town centre venues in support of Reading Mencap, a local charity that helps people with learning disabilities.
The announced acts are: BC Camplight, Billie Marten, Billy Nomates, Freestylers DJ, Ajimal, Amya-Ray, Ash the Author, Baba Ali, Ben Marwood, Bex Ruth, Black Helium, Bleach Lab, Bull, Carlos, Courting, Daughter of the Water, Dolly and the Clothespegs, Deva St. John, Ditz, Drug Store Romeos, Doops, Eat Daddy Eat, Feet, Grandmas House, HAQ123, head drop, Hatty Taylor, Here Are The Young Men & Uncle Peanut, Holly Shillito, Joe Hicks, Kid Kin, KT king, LICE, Life, Lynks, Mandrake Handshake, Marisa and the Moths, Mellor, Mythical Ash Cloud, Nobodies Birthday, Ocean Ruins, Peerless Pirates, Priincess Kemz, Roves, Self Help, Tabi Gazele, The Boileroom DJ, The Keep Cats, The Push DJ, Readiphonics, Third Lung, This.
TV Priest, Veridian.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £25, and teen tickets, aged 14-17 years, are £15.
Festival wristbands grant access to all the venues on the day, subject to capacity and age restrictions.
Venue age restrictions vary.
The venues for 2021 are expected to be 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.
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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