Are You Listening? Festival, Reading, UK

2020 Artists

"As brilliant as it is deranged" - LOUDER THAN WAR
"Utterly compelling" - UNCUT
"Warmduscher are a truly great original rock and roll band that make you smile a million times for a million different reasons." - LOUDER THAN WAR
"Seductive, inescapable, overpowering, and you might need to take a shower afterwards." - THE LINE OF BEST FIT

‘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

‘Hear the very finest in emerging music while raising money for [Learning Disability] charities? We don’t mind if we do!’
No.1 in Metro Weekend

‘...a must-attend for all discerning festival goers’

‘It truly felt like the whole town was buzzing!’
Alt Reading

‘The fundraising festival with it’s finger firmly on the pulse’
Reading Chronicle

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AYL? Fest Insta Live Sessions / Set times
April 23 2020


We thought we'd put on some live music for you this Saturday (25th) afternoon and there is info on how you can support the acts performing and Reading Mencap below.

Set Times: Ever Hazel 2 pm / Tabi Gazele 2:30 pm / (Here Are The Young Men) & Uncle Peanut 3 pm / Jo (The Keep Cats) 3:30 pm / Kid Kin 4 pm / Twin Sun DJ 4:30 pm


If you are in a position to support the acts and Reading Mencap, please see below.

- How you can support the acts -

Look to buy their music from their preferred music platform (BandCamp is probably the best), buy a ticket to their gig, stream their music, follow/ like them on social media and generally spread the word about how great they are!

- How to donate to Reading Mencap -

Text the word READINGMENCAP and the amount you want to donate (for example, £10) to 70085.

Or donate to their coronavirus appeal on Localgiving:

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Supporting Reading Mencap

Are You Listening? are proud that Reading Mencap has been our official charity partner since the first AYL music festival in 2013. In that time, we have raised nearly £60,000 for this vital local charity. Thank you from AYL, Reading Mencap and everyone that supports us for all your help.

“We love what Reading Mencap does and stands for. Music knows no prejudice, no barriers and brings everyone together, whatever their background. And Reading Mencap does the same – ensuring we are all, irrespective of any learning disability, able to live full and active lives in our community. It deserves all our support. Please give whatever you can.” (Shane Daunt and Dave Maul, AYL Festival organisers)

Click here to learn more about supporting Reading Mencap
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