Are You Listening? Festival began in in April 2013. It is a one-day multi-venue event based in Reading town centre. It works with charity Reading Mencap to raise funds and awareness, as well as supporting the local music scene with its policy of ensuring at least 70% of the artist booked are from Reading and the surrounding Berkshire area.
The event has previously played host to Ezra Furman, Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music), Dan Le Sac, DJ Format, John Kennedy (Radio X), Pulled Apart By Horses, Sundara Karma, Boxed In, God Damn, Smoke Fairies, Black Honey, the Amazons, Spring King, Huw Stephens (Radio 1), the Big Moon, Flamingods and Kagoule and many more.
In 2018 the festival will return for its sixth year on April 28. Idles and Yonaka are among the first acts announced for Are You Listening? Festival. Also confirmed are Steve Lamacq, Her's, AK/DK, Ash The Author, Deerful, Febueder, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, Here Are The Young Men and Uncle Peanut, Nobodies Birthday, Twin Sun, Vienna Ditto and Vinyl Staircase. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.