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Are You Listening? Festival

Saturday 6th May 2023
Various Venues in Reading, Reading Various Venues in Reading

Doors: 12:00pm | Ends: 11:59pm

Are You Listening? Festival tickets

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Reading's award winning multi-venue Festival supporting Reading Mencap returns for its 10th Birthday. FESTIVAL BACKGROUND Since launching Are You Listening? in 2013, the one-day Festival has raised over £70,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with Learning Disabilities and their families. The critically 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 nominations for 'Grassroots Champion' at LIVE Awards and 'Pride of Reading' Awards. Past AYL? Acts include... IDLES, Ezra Furman, Field Music, The Big Moon, Billy Nomates, The Amazons, Bob Vylan, Steve Lamacq (6 Music), Anna Meredith, BC Camplight, Sundara Karma, Spring King, Girl Ray, Shame, Bad Sounds, Gengahr, 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 and many, many more. As well as raising awareness and funds for Reading Mencap, Are You Listening? Festival strives to nurture and support the local music scene, by booking around 70% of our acts from Reading and the surrounding area. Just by buying your tickets you are already supporting our official charity partner, Reading Mencap, and making a difference in the lives of local people with learning disabilities and their families, thank you! IMPORTANT INFORMATION We have partnered with TicketSwap as our official ticket reseller. TicketSwap is a safe, convenient and fair place to buy and sell tickets for all types of events. They protect buyers from overpricing by keeping to a maximum 20% mark-up from the original sales price. https://www.ticketswap.uk/ If you require free carer or have any questions around accessibility please contact info@heavypop.co.uk 18+ with select venues being 14+ Persons aged 14yrs to 17yrs with a wristband will only be permitted in venues without an 18+ age restriction. Please carry photo ID as venues have different entry policies - thank you. ALL TICKETS SOLD SUBJECT TO CAPACITY, AGE RESTRICTIONS AND FESTIVAL T & C'S.

Event terms & conditions

Event terms & conditions


Are You Listening? Festival: Ticket Purchase Terms & Conditions


‘Festival’, ‘We’/‘Our’/‘Us’ means the event organisers Black & White Music Ltd t/a Heavy Pop.
‘Event’ means the festival event called ‘Are You Listening’
‘Wristband Exchange’ means the box office at the festival site during the event.
‘You’, ’Your’ means the ticket holder/member of the public attending the event.


  1. The Event will comply with all guidance issued by the Government in relation to Covid-19 for this Event, which may include conditions of entry. We will require your compliance and co-operation with any such requirements. You must at all times comply with any and all instructions given to you by Event staff and stewards and your failure to comply or co-operate may lead to your eviction from the Event without a refund. You must not attend the event if you believe that you may have been infected with Covid‑19 and/or you are displaying symptoms of Covid‑19.


  1. For ticket or general event enquiries, please contact us on info@heavypop.co.uk
  2. The Festival reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings. Tickets are for the Event and not for a specific artist or billed attraction.
  3. Wristbands allow entry to each of the participating venues, subject to their individual venue capacities. If the venue is already full you will not be allowed to enter. Please note that some acts will be extremely popular, so we would advise you arrive at venues in good time to avoid disappointment.
  4. Do not buy tickets or goods from unlawful street traders/touts. There is no guarantee of tickets’ validity for entry unless purchased from official ticket agents for the Event.
  5. Ticket resale is only allowed through our official partner Ticketswap. For help and assistance in this please get in touch here: www.ticketswap.com/contact
  6. Each venue operates a different age restriction policy, all of which are clearly marked on the venue website and in the venue programme. Any venues which allow for those under 18, are for audiences ages 14 – 17 and they must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  7. Wristband Exchange will be open on Saturday 6th May from 12pm until 6pm. Tickets cannot be purchased or collected at this box office after this time.  Wristband Exchange will be located at our outdoor festival hub at Market Place Square (RG1 2EQ).
  8. The Festival will refuse admission or eject a ticket holder without refund for unreasonable or dangerous behaviour. 
  9. Ticket holders consent to inclusion in official photographic, visual and audio recording of the Event for promotional purposes.
  10. All those attending the Event do so at their own risk.
  11. These T&Cs are subject to change from time to time without notice and in our sole discretion. We will notify you of amendments to these T&Cs by email. Final rules to be agreed in conjunction with the licensing committee, police and event organisers.
  12. These T&Cs are governed by English Law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with these T&Cs shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


  1. Tickets cannot be refunded under any circumstances other than Event cancellation.
  2. Personal arrangements including, but not limited to, travel, subsistence and accommodation relating to the Event are at your own risk and we shall not be liable for any losses incurred from personal arrangements or wasted expenditure beyond the ticket refund.


  1. We have a zero-tolerance policy to harassment and abuse of any kind. If you experience or witness harassment or abuse at the Event, please report it to Event staff or member of security.
  2. Exposure to loud music may cause permanent hearing damage, please bring ear defenders/plugs if you require them.
  3. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for death or personal injury suffered by you arising out of attendance at the Event, unless caused by our negligence. Neither shall we be liable for any loss or damage sustained to your property or belongings. Nothing in these T&Cs seeks to exclude or limit any liability from us for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or fraud.


18+ with select venues being 14+
Adult Tier 2
inc. fees • £3.75 Booking fee
£30.00 Face value
Teen Tier 2
inc. fees • £2.50 Booking fee
£20.00 Face value
Ticket total ££0.00*
*May vary based on selected options in checkout


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