30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (8th to 10th August)

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Hi Everyone

I know it, you know it, in fact, We all know it, August only means one thing, it's festival time!. And if you've lived in Reading long enough you know that the only festival that matters takes place right here at the Rising Sun Arts Centre.

Yes, you've guessed it, on Saturday, it's time for HERE COMES THE SUN

25 bands, 12 hours, 30 volunteers, 1 beautiful building, 1 glorious Saturday in August...  Here Comes The Sun Festival!
Here Comes the Sun is back again!!  This huge one-day extravaganza of music, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, art, is our biggest event of the year.
Set in our rustically charming Grade II listed building on Silver Street, the festival runs on three stages, including an evening chill-out area and cosy back garden ‘Tree Stage’ (rarely open to the public).

This year's event continues to showcase some of the best music from the Reading area and beyond, with a host of bands and performers that leave almost no genre untouched! They'll be joined by all corners of the arts, from poetry and performance art to drama and cinema.
And, even though we say so ourselves, it's already looking like it'll be the best year so far!

Compère: Damien A. Passmore

Vienna Ditto 12:00 PM
Buildings On Fire 1:00 PM
Syrinx 2:00 PM
Co-Pilgrim 3:00 PM
Spriggan Mist 4:00 PM
Peach Fuzz 5:00 PM
Horse Rock 6:00 PM
Bentcousin 7:00 PM
Laura Moody 8:00 PM
Violet Class 9:00 PM
Circulus 10:00 PM
DJs 11:00 PM

Compère: Muz

Helen Beth 11:30 AM
Filip Hnizdo 12:30 PM
Lawrence Piddock 1:30 PM
Cook Off 2:30 PM
Haze 3:30 PM
Zebówka 4:30 PM
AF Harrold 5:30 PM
The August List 6:30 PM
Ben Marwood 7:30 PM
Outdoor Cinema 9:00 PM

Compère: Preacher John

Nathania Hartley 6:00 PM
Wendy Klein 6:30 PM
Suzy Condrad 7:30 PM
Lonesound 8:30 PM
Khamsina 9:30 PM
Scarlet Vixens 10:30 PM
Baroness Maria von Hackemann 11:30 PM
Punch And Judy 12:30 PM
Cloggers 1:00 PM
Olivia Stagg 2:00 PM
Punch And Judy 4:00 PM
Shakespeare On The Dinosaur 3.15 PM, 5.15 PM, 6.15 PM
Plus kids' activities throughout the day

We're open from 11am, and entry is £7, with free entry for children 14 and younger.

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)
Have a nice weekend!

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