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Here Comes The Sun Headliners announced

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With only one month to go, we’re making the final preparations for this year’s Here Comes The Sun festival on Saturday 12th August.

Topping the bill this year are The August List. Hailing from Dorset and now residing in a small barn perched on a hill in Oxfordshire, The August List plays 'backwards country porch folk' with a rock 'n' roll attitude. No strangers to the centre or the festival, The August List continue our fine tradition of giving the headline slot to artists who mean a lot to the Rising Sun Arts Centre and its community. They recently released their second album, Ramshackle Tabernacle, choosing to host their launch party right here at the Rising Sun.

Plus, we’ve got even more great acts to announce. Khamsina returns to the festival for another intimate piano-driven solo performance. And making their Here Comes The Sun debuts are a trio of singer-songwriters whose styles couldn’t be more different – beardy anti-folkster Ben Gosling, angsty alt-rocker James Histed and looping-and-guitar “one-man-band” Aden Pearce.

And, because it wouldn't be Here Comes The Sun without it - we'll have another performance by Zap Comedy.

They join a wealth of already-announced acts from Reading and beyond that will perform across three stages throughout the day – head over to our event page for the full line-up.

We’ll also have loads of fun and games for kids, our famous outdoor cinema in the evening, plenty of food and drink and much more! And all organised, prepared and served-up by our brilliant team of volunteers.

Entry is £7, with free entry for children 14 and younger.

The August List

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