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Friday Warm-Up Party Announced!

Down At The Abbey Friday Warm-Up Poster

Headlining the Warm-Up Party is the big seven-piece Soul band The Mark II. Delivering big 60s Soul and Motown classics – they’ll bring the tunes that will get everyone up and dancing. Also bringing well-known classics are The Skandal. A fun, lively and passionate ska covers band playing The Specials, Madness, Bad manners, The Beat and more!

Limpopo Groove is an upbeat fusion of Afro Jazz with tribal beats, European influences and with lyrics written in Shona and English. All coming together to create rhythms that you just can’t help dancing too.

Also joining the bill are Kill Committee combining the garage underground of the sixties, and the best bits of post-punk – what they consider the definitive list of the only bands that have ever mattered!

Rounding off the line-up is #TheLiveLooper. Entertaining you with his unique live guitar loop performance, with 34 years of guitar experience and a huge contributor to Reading’s music scene.

Alongside the music, we have amazing street food & drink vendors in the form of Anonymous Coffee, Makan Malaysia, The Bowler x Swaadish Curry Sauces & our festival drinks partner Siren Craft Brew.