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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Would You Like To Volunteer at AYL? // Meet-Ups
March 25 2017


Are You Listening? was created to raise vital funds for the local learning disability charity, Reading Mencap. A festival like AYL? requires more people than you might imagine, and we are on the lookout for reliable volunteers to help staff the venues on the day.

You can find out more info about what's involved here.

We are also holding two volunteer meet-ups at Reading's best rum and cocktail bar Milk on Mon 3rd April and Tues 11th April at 7:45 pm.

Please feel free to just pop down and meet the team on the night or you can contact Shelley on or 0118 966 2518 in advance.

AYL '16 Highlights video
September 27 2016

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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)

Click here to learn more about supporting Reading Mencap
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