Are You Listening? Festival return for it’s sixth instalment in 2018, following the huge success of it’s Fifth Birthday in 2017.
Since launching in 2013, the one-day Festival has raised more than £40,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with Learning Disabilities and their families.
The critically acclaimed Festival has won ‘Festival of the year’ at the Reading Cultural Awards 2018, ‘Event of the Year’ at the inaugural Alt Reading Awards and has received nominations for two ‘Pride of Reading’ Awards and a Reading Cultural Award for ‘Best Festival’ in 2017.
Past AYL? Acts include…
Ezra Furman, The Big Moon, The Amazons, Steve Lamacq (6 Music), Anna Meredith, Sundara Karma, Spring King, Boxed In, NZCA Lines, Girl Ray, The Wave Pictures, Pulled Apart By Horses, Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Black Honey, Flamingods, DJ Format, God Damn, Dream Wife, Matt Maltese, Smoke Fairies, Tom Williams, Dan Le Sac, Palace, Shame, Saltwater Sun.
As well as raising awareness and funds for Reading Mencap, Are You Listening? Festival also strives to nurture and support the local music scene by ensuring at least 70% of the Artists performing each year are from Reading and the surrounding area.
Bands interested in playing at the festival, please email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a link to your music and a paragraph of background info.