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This Weekend's Events (10th to 12th August)

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Hi Everyone

I know it, you know it, in fact, We all know it, August only means one thing... festival time! And it has to be said that they can be a mixed bag... The All-England Pun Carnival can be a rather harrowing experience whilst on the other hand, the Hastings & Bexhill LudoFest is the place to be this summer!  An unparalleled joy for festival goers and the envy of promoters everywhere in the known world

But even better than that, and if you've lived in Reading long enough you know that the only festival that matters as that one takes place right here at the Rising Sun!

Yes, you've guessed it, on Saturday, it's time for HERE COMES THE SUN 2018

The Rising Sun Arts Centre will once again open all of its doors and let talented artists and performers shine in this year's Here Comes The Sun Festival from 11am to 11pm. 

Now in its ninth year (where does the time go?), Here Comes The Sun is a one-day music and arts festival that celebrates creativity, participation and knowledge ñ the very ideals that The Rising Sun Arts Centre and its volunteers hold dear. 

Set in our rustically charming Grade II listed building on Silver Street, the festival runs on three stages, including an evening lounge area and cosy back garden Tree Stage (rarely open to the public). The tall, imposing former temperance house is the perfect setting for an event that has the ambience of a festival with the homely feel of a very large house party. 

Described by one happy attendee as “like a mini-Woodstock”, each year Here Comes The Sun highlights some of the best music and arts from Reading and from further afield.
We’re open from 11am to 11pm and it’ll only cost you £8 on the door or £7 (plus booking fee) in advance from wegottickets - and under 14s get in for free.

Here’s the complete line-up/running order for the festival.  So check out who’s on where and when and you can start planning your day.

(Compere:  Damien A. Passmore)

12.00pm Horse Rock
1.00pm  Colours & Fires
2.00pm  ed lofstedt assembly
3.00pm  Station 61
4.00pm  Wolfs
5.00pm  Rumpo Kidz
6.20pm  Readiophonics
7.00pm  Bigg
8.00pm  New Puritans
9.00pm  Limpopo Groove
10.00pm Green Rock River Band
11.00pm Strawberry Sundae (DJ)

(Compere:  Preacher John)

11.30am Ubik
12.30pm The Seasons in Shorthand
1.30pm  Jodie O'Callaghan
2.30pm  Zap! Comedy
3.30pm  Starkey & The Moon Doctor
4.30pm  Open Page/Open Stage showcase
5.30pm  Little Red
6.30pm  Tomorrow Bird
7.30pm  Jake Morley
9.00pm  Outdoor Cinema

(Compere:  Muz)

11.00am Tape Club
5.30pm  Natalie Wilcox
6.30pm  Deerful
7.30pm  Bright Shadows
8.30pm  Nightjjar
9.30pm  Tiger Mendoza

3.15pm  Balboa Mondays dancers
5.15pm  Game On!  Improv

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

Have a nice weekend!

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Final acts and attractions announced for Here Comes The Sun

We're very proud and excited to announce the final list of acts and attractions for this year’s Here Comes The Sun Festival on Satur