"a textural pick ’n’ mix of Technicolor piano powered by an ear for quirky pop and sticky sweet earworms." - The Line Of Best Fit
"One of our favourite new bands." - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
"Their excellent new record is full of their trademark absurd wit." - The Independent
Black & White Music and Reading Mencap are delighted to announce that Are You Listening Festival? 2016 and associated events raised a record £10,355 for local learning disability charity Reading Mencap.
Around 1,800 people attended this year’s music festival in April, making it the most successful yet. Several Reading town centre venues hosted performances from the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC6 Music), Boxed In, NZCA Lines, John Kennedy (Radio X), The Amazons, Big Zero and Black Honey.
Co-organizer Dave Maul said “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in its success, including the audience who attended, volunteers, bands, venues, local media, and our charity partner Reading Mencap. It was our most successful festival to date by some way, and audience feedback from our post-event survey was exceptionally positive.”
Reading Mencap Fundraising Manager Marie-Claire Dillon said, “The amount raised from the festival this year is simply incredible. This will provide our charity with vital funds, as our services for people with learning disabilities and their families are in demand more now than ever. We can’t thank Black & White Music enough for making this possible and putting on such a great event.”
Are You Listening? Festival is scheduled to return for its 5 th Birthday on Saturday 22nd April 2017 and we hope to make it better than ever!
Limited £10 pre-sale tickets are available now from http://bit.ly/2bzb1aF
AYL 2017 will also see the introduction of an Under-18 wristband, which will be available for purchase in the coming months.
“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
“Are You Listening? is a must-attend for all discerning festival goers!” - Artrocker
“It truly felt like the whole town was buzzing!” - Alt Reading