Are You Listening?


Since launching in 2013, the one-day festival has raised more than £70,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and their families.

The acclaimed festival has won ‘Festival of the Year’ and ‘Partnership in the Arts’ at the Reading Cultural Awards, ‘Event of the Year’ at the inaugural Alt Reading Awards and has received two nominations for ‘Pride of Reading’ Awards.

Past AYL? Acts include…
IDLES, Ezra Furman, Field Music, The Big Moon, The Amazons, Steve Lamacq (6 Music), Anna Meredith, Sundara Karma, Spring King, Girl Ray, Shame, Bad Sounds, Genghar, The Wave Pictures, Plump DJs, Pulled Apart By Horses, Boxed In, NZCA Lines, Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Black Honey, Flamingods, Phil Taggart (Radio 1), DJ Format, Dream Wife, Matt Maltese, John Kennedy (Radio X), Smoke Fairies, Tom Williams, Dan Le Sac, Palace, Saltwater Sun and many, many more…