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Are You Listening? Festival – 5th Birthday

Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Black & White Music and Reading Mencap presents Are You Listening? Festival – 5th Birthday.

Doors 12pm – bands from 2 pm until late.
£15 Adv Adult Super-Early and £10 Adv Teen (14 – 17 yrs old) tickets are available now.
Quick WeGotTickets ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10603

NB: A wristband grants access to all the venues on the day, subject to capacity, subject to age restrictions (mix of 18+ and 14+).
Venues: Milk Reading (18+), Oakford Social Club (18+), Public Reading (18+), Purple Turtle (18+), St Laurence’s Church, Reading (14+) (14+), South Street Arts Centre (14+), SUB89 : Reading (14+) and The Rising Sun Arts Centre (14+).
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The award-winning Are You Listening? Festival returns for its 5th Birthday on Saturday 22nd April 2017 and we hope to make it better than ever!

AYL Festival? 2016 and associated events raised a record £10,355 for local learning disability charity Reading Mencap and to date AYL has raised over £34,000.

Around 1,800 people attended this year’s music festival in April, making it the most successful yet. Several Reading town centre venues hosted performances from the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC6 Music), Boxed In, NZCA Lines, John Kennedy (Radio X), The Amazons, Big Zero and Black Honey.

BACKGROUND

Proceeds from the festival support Reading Mencap, a small local charity that provides information, support and respite services for children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, along with their families. They are affiliated to the UK’s leading learning disability charity, Royal Mencap, but receive no financial support from them. The festival also focuses on supporting the local music scene from the grass roots level, with it being festival policy to ensure at least 70% of the artist bookings are from Reading and the Berkshire area. Each year, around 70 volunteers provide crucial support to the festival, and the organizers would love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved this year!

Volunteers are needed to help run the festival on the day, with great benefits on offer including a free festival ticket, T-shirt, a meal and drinks!

Please email communityfundraiser@readingmencap.org.uk if you would like to support the festival this year.

Local bands can apply to play by emailing info@bwmusic.co.uk

“Are You Listening? is not only easily one of the best value festivals in the UK – it’s simply one of the best festivals in the UK.” – Faded Glamour

“Are You Listening? is a must-attend for all discerning festival goers!” – Artrocker

“It truly felt like the whole town was buzzing!” – Alt Reading

For more information:
areyoulistening.org.uk | readingmencap.org.uk
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£15 Adv Adult Super-Early and £10 Adv Teen (14 – 17 yrs old) tickets are available now.
Quick WeGotTickets ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10603

NB: A wristband grants access to all the venues on the day, subject to capacity, subject to age restrictions.

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Website: http://www.areyoulistening.org.uk
Twitter: @aylfest #aylfest
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AreYouListeningFestival
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/aylfest

Details

Start:
22nd April @ 12:00 pm
End:
23rd April @ 2:00 am

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