The final 36 acts have been revealed for the one-day-er Are You Listening? Festival, which has been raising awareness and funds for Reading Mencap since launching in 2013. It will take place at various venues across Reading town centre on Saturday 28th April 2018.
The last festival headliner has been announced as the Americana indie supergroup The Surfing Magazines, whose debut came out last year. Also announced today are Grace Savage, The Last Dinosaur, Slug, Ben Marwood, The Lovely Eggs, The Nightjar, Lucky Punks, The Bulmershe Ensemble, Marisa and the Moths, Adam & Elvis, The Amazing Tiger Band, Breezewax, Calypso, Cecil, Colours & Fires, Doops, Gilbert DJ, Grafted, Head Drop, J Dogg, John Kennedy, Kid Kin, l., The Longcut, Mellor, Mutant Vinyl, The Push DJ, Ray Wills, Rum & Donuts DJ, Self Help, She Makes War, Shoals, Tilly Valentine, Tracks & Grooves DJ, and Valeras.
They join the previously confirmed acts of:- Field Music, Yonaka, Idles, Her’s, Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), The Autumn Saints, Saltwater Sun, Warm Digits, The Ady Baker Sound, AK/DK, Animal House, Ash the Author, The August List, Carnival Youth, Deerful, Drug Store Romeos, Eat Daddy Eat, Ever Hazel, Febueder, Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, Here are the Young Men and Uncle Peanut, Mush, Nobodies Birthday, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Plump DJs, Tiger Mendoza, Tiny Giant, Twin Sun, Vienna Ditto, and Vinyl Staircase.
Festival Organiser Dave Maul commented on the booking:
"We can't wait for Saturday 28th April to come around and are delighted to have added the likes of The Lovely Eggs, Beatboxing champion/singer Grace Savage, The Last Dinosaur who made a beautiful album last year in ‘The Nothing’. Of course, not forgotten all of the amazing local talent including local choir The Bulmershe Ensemble".
For all of the line-up details so far please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale priced at £20.
NOTE: persons aged 14yrs to 17yrs with a wristband will only be permitted in venues without an 18+ age restriction.
Are You Listening? has raised more than £40,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with Learning Disabilities and their families.
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