We are incredibly excited to open up the beautiful Reading Abbey Ruins for a Warm-up Party for the first time on the Friday before the main event.
Expect an evening of dance-demanding live music, delicious craft beer from Siren Craft Brew and tasty gourmet street food.
The Mark II
Headlining our first Warm-Up Party is the seven-piece soul hip shakers The Mark II, delivering the best 60s Soul and Motown classics to get everyone dancing.
Stage time: 9:45 pm
The Skandal are bringing their fun and lively ska covers, playing classics from The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat and more.
Stage time: 8:30 pm
Afro-jazz collective Limpopo Groove are bringing their upbeat fusion of African rhythms, European influences, and lyrics written in Shona and English. All coming together to create grooves that you just can’t help but dance to.
Stage time: 7:30 pm
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!
Stage time: 6:30 pm
Local guitar looping wizard #TheLiveLooper will be entertaining you with his unique style, showcasing his 30+ years of guitar playing.
Stage time: 5:30 pm