Posted 1st May 2019


After a much needed rest, we're slowly getting our head around just how good Saturday was ⚡️

Thank you to every one of you that performed, volunteered, supported Reading Mencap and danced the night day away with us on Saturday! 


We're pleased to announce AYL? Festival 2020 will be on SATURDAY 25TH APRIL 2020 

Limited £15 Adult Pre-sale Tickets to AYL? 2020 are on sale NOW. Get yours before they're all gone!


Thanks again to everyone involved and see you at Down at the Abbey in September


Posted 30th Apr 2019


We want to hear your feedback about the Festival so we can make next year even better

Please complete our 5 minute survey and could win a pair of tickets & drink vouchers for AYL? 2020 


The AYL? Poster Exhibition

Posted 26th Apr 2019

The AYL? Poster Exhibition returns for its fourth year, having produced numerous masterpieces and raised hundreds of pounds extra for Reading Mencap.

Each year we ask 10 talented local artists to create a unique poster for an act playing the Festival. We then display the beauties during the Festival, before we blind auction them with all the money raised going to Reading Mencap.

The Posters are on display in the flesh at St Laurence Church on Saturday, but you can see them below too...

Want to bid for a poster?

To bid, send us the poster number, your bid amount and your full name.
You can do this in person at St Laurence, by texting 07969 570 779, or by emailing
Example Bid: Poster 9. £105.00. Leonard Kravitz.

The Posters & the Artists

1. Our Girl – Jumana Hokan

2. TVAM – Aiden Barefoot

3. Big Lad – Michael Matthews

4. Workin’ Man Noise Unit – Paul Furnell

5. Rozi Plain – Dan Miller

6. Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra – Yen Tu

7. Madonnatron – Zoe Lakeman

8. The Keep Cats – Rachel Mayes

9. Krafty Kuts – Zoe Darnell

10. Genghar – Dom Walter

The Small Print
Each poster has a reserve price of £25. You can bid on any and all of the posters.
Winners will be contacted the week commencing Monday 6th May
If you win and cannot collect your poster from central Reading, you agree to pay the £10 postage & packaging for the Poster to be sent to you. 
AYL? Festival bear no responsibility for any damage caused to the Poster while in transit.

AYL? Quiz

Posted 15th Apr 2019


We have TWO fab AYL? Reading Quizzes for you this year. All entry money goes to Reading Mencap plus prizes to be won.

Mon 15th April at The Greyfriars

Mon 22nd April at The Fisherman's Cottage

Please our Facebook Events page for more information here.

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