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Are You Listening? Festival

Are You Listening? Festival returns for it's 5th year, following its continuing overwhelming success. Since the event launched in April 2013, it’s sold over 4,000 tickets and to date raised over £34,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and their families.

The festival won Event of the Year at the inaugural Alt Reading Awards 2015 and been nominated twice (2014, 2015) for Cultural Contribution in the Pride of Reading Awards.

The one-day music festival is held across Reading town centre venues including The Rising Sun Arts Centre.

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We’re pleased to be part of this year’s Are You Listening? Festival – and to announce the acts playing at the centre.
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The all day festival returns on Saturday 22nd April, and the full list of which acts we’ll be hosting at the centre has been revealed. Our doors open in the afternoon for a strong and varied line-up of all ages and genres of music: