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Are You Listening? Festival 2022

We're back! Our one-day festival finally returns on Saturday 7th May

The festival has raised over £70,000 for Reading Mencap since 2013.


Our general pre release is now on sale!


Alfie Templeman / Animal House / Anorak Patch / Aphra Taylor / As Loud As A Mouse / Bob Vylan / Boredoms In The Bathroom / Buildings On Fire (solo) / Burning House / The Byker Grove Fan Club / Dakorra / Darcey Hope / Daughter Of The Water / deep tan / Ellis Ballard / Fräulein / Gag Salon / Gareth James / GĖNN / THE GOA EXPRESS / Grove / Horse Rock / Isaac Stuart / Jack Goldstein / Jeez Lluis / Jockstrap / Josh Vine / Kathryn Joseph / Lauran Hibberd / Limpopo Groove / Masquerader / Max Profit / Memorial / The Mirror Pictures / No Feathers / Nukuluk / Parlour / Peaness / Phantom Booth / Pink Diamond Revue / Pip Blom / Pixey / Porij / Readiophonics / Rhymestar / The Rocket Kings / Rum & Donuts DJ / second thoughts / Slippery People DJ / Slow Down, Molasses / Small Town Heroes / St Peter’s Dream / Straight Girl / Talk Show / Tamara / #thelivelooper / Tiger Mendoza / tinyumbrellas / Tracks & Grooves DJ / Twin Sun DJ / Uncle Peanut / Wesley Gonzalez / Youth Sector

AYL? Festival is proudly partnered with Safe Gigs For Women.

Are You Listening 2022 final line-up poster

Past AYL? Acts include...
IDLES, Field Music, Billy Nomates, Ezra Furman, BC Camplight, The Big Moon, The Lovely Eggs, The Amazons, Anna Meredith, Billie Marten, Sundara Karma, Plump DJs, Spring King, Her’s, Boxed In, NZCA Lines, Girl Ray, The Wave Pictures, Warm Digits, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Wave Pictures, Black Honey, Flamingods, God Damn, Dream Wife, Slug, Matt Maltese, Smoke Fairies, Tom Williams, Dan Le Sac, Palace, Shame, Saltwater Sun and many more!

Past Praise for AYL? Festival:

  • ‘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
  • 'Start thinking about a day trip now' - Louder Than War
  • '…a vital addition to the live music calendar of the country for some years now.' - John Kennedy (Broadcaster and DJ, Radio X)
  • ‘It's one of our favourite days in Reading’ - #10 in Explore Reading’s ’25 Best Things to do in Reading’
  • ‘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
  • ‘A must-attend for all discerning festival goers’ - Artrocker

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