Are You Listening? Festival, Reading, UK
Saturday 28th April 2018

Saturday 22nd September: Are You Listening? Festival Party at the Oakford Social Club, Reading
August 13 2018

Hello there!

We're throwing a party to celebrate winning Best Festival at the Reading Cultural Awards. 


2018 Artists

"the critics' favourite indie duo" - The Guardian
"fidgety pop that generates a smile" - The Independent
"IDLES are hard to capture, because they're not Fat White Family, they're not Sleaford Mods, they are very much their own incarnation of uncompromising rhythmical punk rock." - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music
"A Bristol quintet who sound absolutely furious and thrilling; an inchoate cry of rage, with guitars that could raze the city" - The Guardian
"One of the country's most beloved underground bands" - NME
"You won't hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millennium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!”" - Huw Stephens, Radio 1
"big basslines, big drum breaks and big lashings of funk" - Resident Advisor
"Laced with deadly charm, it wraps itself around your ear-lobes and refuses to let go" - Clash Magazine

‘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’
Artrocker

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

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

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 £40,000 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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