Are You Listening? festival launches to support Reading Mencap
Published 15 Mar 2013 14:30 0 Comments
A NEW, multi-venue one-day festival has been launched to raise vital funds for a local charity and showcase the thriving Reading music scene.
Are You Listening? will take place on Saturday, April 27, across multiple venues in Reading town centre, putting on top local acts including Mr Fogg, Dan Le Sac, The Good Natured, Red Kite (acoustic set), Quiet Quiet Band and Pet Cat.
Organised by Black & White Music, the event aims to raise at least £3,000 for Reading Mencap, a charity which provides information, support and services for the families and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities, difficulties, and autism spectrum disorders, with every penny of the profit from the event going to support it's work.
The festival will take place across venues including South Street Arts Centre, RISC, Purple Turtle, Oakford Social Club and Milk, with £10 all-venue access wristbands available, as well as £5 one-off venue entry tickets.
Shane Daunt from Black & White Music said: "We are really excited about this event. Reading Mencap has been going for 50 years, it's a local charity, and we want to raise awareness about them and hopefully raise a lot of money for them. We intend to unite and inspire the local community by bringing together Reading's best, new local music talent with gig opportunities to play alongside more established names."
As well as supporting the town's music scene, Are You Listening? will also provide opportunities for students and volunteers to gain hands-on experience working in music/event management, branding, marketing and photography - contact the organisers for more details (see below).
The music will run from 2pm-late, and all venues are 18+ apart from South Street, which is 14+. Book tickets at www.bwmusic.co.uk, follow @aylfestival and join the event at www.facebook.com/areyoulisteningfestival
Stay tuned to www.readingchronicle.co.uk for more details, bands and interviews as they are announced!
This article appeared in Bracknell News 15 Mar 13