Are You Listening? Festival

Various Venues in Reading, Reading
Saturday 6th May 2023 12:00pm
Maximum of 6 tickets
18+ with select venues being 14+

Important Information

Reading's award winning multi-venue Festival supporting Reading Mencap returns for its 10th Birthday.


Since launching Are You Listening? in 2013, the one-day Festival has raised over £70,000 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’ and 'Partnership in the Arts' at the Reading Cultural Awards, ‘Event of the Year’ at the inaugural Alt Reading Awards and has received nominations for 'Grassroots Champion' at LIVE Awards and 'Pride of Reading' Awards.

Past AYL? Acts include...

IDLES, Ezra Furman, Field Music, The Big Moon, Billy Nomates, The Amazons, Bob Vylan, Steve Lamacq (6 Music), Anna Meredith, BC Camplight, Sundara Karma, Spring King, Girl Ray, Shame, Bad Sounds, Gengahr, The Wave Pictures, Plump DJs, Pulled Apart By Horses, Boxed In, NZCA Lines, Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Black Honey, Flamingods, Phil Taggart (Radio 1), DJ Format, Dream Wife, Matt Maltese, John Kennedy (Radio X), Smoke Fairies, Tom Williams, Dan Le Sac, Palace and many, many more. As well as raising awareness and funds for Reading Mencap, Are You Listening? Festival strives to nurture and support the local music scene, by booking around 70% of our acts from Reading and the surrounding area. Just by buying your tickets you are already supporting our official charity partner, Reading Mencap, and making a difference in the lives of local people with learning disabilities and their families, thank you!


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If you require free carer or have any questions around accessibility please contact 18+ with select venues being 14+ Persons aged 14yrs to 17yrs with a wristband will only be permitted in venues without an 18+ age restriction. Please carry photo ID as venues have different entry policies - thank you.


Adult 18+

£19.25 inc. booking fee

£17.50 face value

Adult Tier 1

£28.13 inc. booking fee

£25.00 face value

Teen Tier 1

£16.88 inc. booking fee

£15.00 face value

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