READIPOP FESTIVAL 2020 – An Important message from Team Readipop regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

To ensure that we can provide the best quality and safest Readipop Festival possible under these unprecedented circumstances we are rescheduling to 9-11th July 2021.

This wasn’t an easy decision to make. The money that the Festival raises plays such a large part in enabling our charity to help disadvantaged people in our community throughout the year, and is a summer highlight for many of our team, acts, suppliers and traders, and (clearly from the response so far) many of you.

We will be re-branding the festival as Readipop Festival 2021 and have asked all of the announced acts to play the rescheduled dates. So far, Badly Drawn Boy, Jesus Jones, Stealing Sheep, Michele & Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers), Nigel Clark (Dodgy), Transglobal Underground, Flyte, Imperial Wax and Sink Ya Teeth are among those who have confirmed. We still had more acts to announce and will ensure that the festival is just as good (if not better!) in July 2021. Most importantly, current ticket holders’ tickets are all valid for the new dates (including free kids tickets).

Finally, we cannot thank you enough for your understanding and patience in all of this. These are tough times for charities like ours and the only way in which we can hold a rescheduled Readipop Festival is with the support of all our existing ticket holders, friends and supporters. We are so so grateful.

For any questions regarding the rescheduled festival or our charity, please contact us at – We are working at reduced capacity at the moment so it may take a bit longer for us to get back to you. Thank you again and please stay safe.

See you in July 2021.

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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