Three day all-ages charity festival by the bank of the Thames in Caversham, Reading.
FRI 12 – SUN 14th JULY 2019 – CHRISTCHURCH MEADOWS, CAVERSHAM, READING.
SLEEPER, BRAND NEW HEAVIES AND THE ORB HEADLINE READIPOP FESTIVAL 2019 WITH CASSETTEBOY, IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE, NORMAN JAY MBE, MUSICAL YOUTH, AUDIO BULLYS & MORE.
Readipop Festival returns to the banks of the River Thames in Caversham, 10 mins walk from Reading Station for the fourth time from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July after last year’s well attended and well received event. The Readipop music charity is very proud to be bringing it’s strongest and most diverse musical line-up yet to Reading for an affordable weekend alongside delicious street food, a Reading Etsy team market, boat trips plus workshops in music, arts, circus & dance for all the family (including free entry for under 14s!). Early bird and Tiers 1-3 tickets are all sold out, weekend tickets are just £40 each with day tickets between £18-23 until all remaining tickets move up to final advanced tier on 1st July.
Headlining this year’s three dayer are ambient house pioneers The Orb (performing a 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits set), Acid Jazz heroes Brand New Heavies and re-formed Nineties Britpoppers Sleeper. Also playing across the weekend are BBC 6Music A-Playlisters Ibibio Sound Machine, Notting Hill Carnival ‘Good Times’ legend Norman Jay MBE, Grammy nominated chart toppers Musical Youth, Soup from Jurassic 5‘s new project Fullee Love Collective,The Levellers and The Bluetones frontmen Mark Chadwick and Mark Morriss, video splicing comedy geniusesCassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish, electro punks Audio Bullys, eighties indie pop charters The Primitives and Fuzzbox, soul sensations & Craig Charles favourites J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts and sharp witted Warrington four-piece Man & The Echo.
Zoot Woman head up the local acts performing, playing their first UK show for over nine years exclusively for Readipop Festival alongside recent BBC Radio 1 “BBC Introducing” Track of the Week recipients Saltwater Sun and Lily Allen collaborator Deyah (formerly NoNamediscle) plus 40 more great acts from Reading and the surrounding areas.
Readipop Festival director Gavin Lombos: “After last year’s festival saw our audience grow and awareness of our work increase, we were keen to build on this momentum with an even stronger music line-up whilst keeping ticket prices low and making it accessible to all. We feel strongly that we’ve achieved that and our excitement for the performances coming to Caversham this July could not be higher!”
Reading’s home-grown music festival also helps to support the Readipop Music Charity, with all profits going to support the charity’s work with disadvantaged and underrepresented musicians within the town.
Full Readipop Festival 2019 line-up in day splits is as follows (full descriptions for the fifteen biggest acts can be found below):
Friday 12th July (6-11pm)
Brand New Heavies Jurassic 5’s Soup
Fullee Love Collective
Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish
Alive By Night (debut Reading show)
Ash The Author
Saturday 13th July (1-11pm)
The Orb (30th Anniversary Greatest Hits set)
Ibibio Sound Machine
Norman Jay MBE
Zoot Woman (UK Festival Exclusive)
Mark Morriss (The Bluestones)
Man & The Echo
The Small Strings
Moving On Choir
Colour & Fires
Sunday 14th July (1-9pm)
Mark Chadwick (Levellers)
J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts
Jewels and the Jacuzzis
The Skangsters (play ‘The Specials’)
The Keep Cats
Adam & Elvis