in the headliners and help us celebrate Readipop Festival’s 5th Birthday at our site by the Thames (10 mins walk from Reading Station). Also playing are Romeo & Michele Stodart from The Magic Numbers, BBC 6Music championed electro-pop trio Stealing Sheep, Grammy nominated indie/dance innovators Jesus Jones, world and dance music fusionists Transglobal Underground, Nigel Clark frontman of Britpop favourites Dodgy, turntablist DJ Format, vocal house trio Sunscreem, nu-soul band Brother Zulu, reggae collective The Drop, live hip hop from OSP & K.Kayne, singer songwriters Hatty Taylor & Amya-Ray plus many more to be announced soon.
Also, on Saturday 9th July, we are hosting an “in Conversation” session with artists including Stephen Morris (New Order/Joy Division) and Richard Jobson (The Skids) discussing their careers and giving tips for aspiring musicians.
In addition to the music, attendees can enjoy local real ales and craft beer served by Purple Turtle bars, delicious street food, a record store and Reading’s Indie Urban Market stalls full of festival-friendly arts, crafts and clothes stalls. Kids are also welcomed with free tickets for under 14s (when accompanied by adults) and a family area which includes storytellers, arts & crafts, dance and music workshops.
All money raised by Readipop Festival helps support Readipop’s charity work providing access to music for vulnerable young people and other underrepresented communities locally.
With all profits going to Readipop, Readipop Festival brings big names, promotes local talent and maximum fun to Caversham’s Christchurch Meadows, all whilst helping a great cause.

Previously featuring stars and chart-toppers including The Orb, Sleeper, Audio Bullys, Cassetteboy, Musical Youth, Blockheads, Goldie Lookin Chain and Mark Chadwick of the Levellers, as well as BBC 6Music staples Ibibio Sound Machine, Man & The Echo, Vaudou Game and the Hackney Colliery Band; the Festival brings national and global talent to Reading. This is alongside promoting up-and-coming acts like Saltwater Sun, Valeras and countless others. Even Reading Elvis has graced the Readipop Festival stage! The Festival also features a growing children’s and family area, roaming performers, multiple workshops, arts and crafts traders, bars and award winning food.

With many thanks to our funders for supporting our festival

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