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This Weekend's Events (11th to 13th August)

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Hi Everyone

I know it, you know it, in fact, We all know it, August only means one thing... festival time! And it has to be said, the Hastings & Bexhill LudoFest is the place to be this summer!  An unparalleled joy for festival goers and the envy of promoters everywhere in the known world

But even better than that, and if you've lived in Reading long enough you know that the only festival that matters as that one takes place right here at the Rising Sun!

Yes, you've guessed it, on Saturday, it's time for HERE COMES THE SUN 2017

The Rising Sun Arts Centre will once again open all of its doors and let talented artists and performers shine in this yearís Here Comes The Sun Festival on Saturday 12th August 2017 from 11am to 11pm. 

Now in its eighth year, Here Comes The Sun is a one-day music and arts festival that celebrates creativity, participation and knowledge ñ the very ideals that The Rising Sun Arts Centre and its volunteers hold dear. 

Set in our rustically charming Grade II listed building on Silver Street, the festival runs on three stages, including an evening lounge area and cosy back garden Tree Stage (rarely open to the public). The tall, imposing former temperance house is the perfect setting for an event that has the ambience of a festival with the homely feel of a very large house party. 

Described by one happy attendee as “like a mini-Woodstock”, each year the festival highlights some of the best music and arts from Reading and from further afield.
We’re open from 11am to 11pm and it’ll only cost you £7 on the door (under 14s get in for free)

Here’s the complete line-up/running order for the festival

It truly is an eclectic line up, from punk to poetry and everything in between, and we doubt you’ll ever have a bored moment. 

So check out who’s on where and when and you can start planning your day.
12pm City Scaffold
1pm Jimmy The Dog
2pm Natalie Wilcox (tap dancing and more!
3pm Starkey and The Moon Doctor
4pm Ed Lofstedt
5pm Jersey Bones
6pm Ocean Ruins
7pm Adam & Elvis
8pm alphabet backwards
9pm Miranda And the Kool Notes
10pm The August List 
11pm Strawberry Sundae DJ

11.30am Pete Hefferan 
12.30pm James Histed 
1.30pm Zap Comedy
2.30pm Lawrence Piddock
3.30pm Khamsina
4.30pm Ben Gosling
5.30pm Ever Hazel
6.30pm Laine Hines
7.30pm Burnt Tomorrow 
9.00pm Outdoor Cinema

11.00am Tape Club
6.30pm Sophie Sheehan
7.30pm Bity Booker
8.30pm Nightjjar
9.30pm The Seasons In Shorthand
(unfortunately, Kill Committee are no longer able to join us this year)

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)
Have a nice weekend!

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