Are You Listening? Festival, Reading, UK
Saturday 22nd April 2017

"One of the most innovative minds in modern British music" - Pitchfork
"Magnificent... this is the music of ascension" - Uncut
"The Big Moon put themselves forward as a band to believe in at biggest ever headline show" - NME
"it is everything you want from a new garage punk band" - The Guardian
"the bottled-up energy of a university house party in full swing... a pounding slice of heavy pop singalong" - The Telegraph

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AYL? 2017 Art Exhibition
April 17 2017

The AYL? Art Exhibition returns for 2017!

Ten talented local artists have each produced us a ONE-OFF Poster for a band playing this year.

Our good friends Jelly are exhibiting these beauties and then we're selling them by blind auction, with all money going to Reading Mencap.

How To Bid:

All you need to do is tell us the artwork number you want to bid on, your bid amount and your name…

e.g. #2. £40. Dave Warrick

Text that to 07495 544 689


Email that to


Here are the Artists and their Poster Numbers:

1. Paul Furnell (The Big Moon)

2. Zoe Lakeman (Spring King)

3. Michael Matthews (Flamingods)

4. Daniel Miller (Bad Sounds)

5. Yen Tu (Anna Meredith)

6. Dom Walter (Matt Maltese)


7. Tim Wilson (Ollie Teeba from The Herbaliser)

8. Holly Buckle (Dream Wife)

9. Aiden Barefoot (Valeras)

10. Tolly Robinson (Big Zero)


Please note:

ALL posters have a £25 reserve price.

The winning bids will be contacted the w/c 1st May 2017

AYL Raffle
April 11 2017

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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 over £34,000 for this vital local charity. Thank you from AYL, Reading Mencap and everyone that supports us for all your help. Let’s make this year even better!

“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)

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