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February 2017

Heavy Pop: Saint Leonard’s Horses + special guests

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
st leonards

Tues 21st Feb Heavy Pop presents Saint Leonard's Horses + special guests Entry: Free, 18+ 8 pm. SAINT LEONARD'S HORSES “a surrealist, mystical odyssey of self-discovery, maximal hedonism and jaws-of-death revelation” NME Saint Leonard (aka Kieran Leonard) returns to showcase the stunning psychedelic music of 2016's highly praised Good Luck Everybody. Signing his record deal with XMR on William Blake's grave, it's fair to say Saint Leonard's Horses is an enigma. Having played with the likes of Billy Bragg, Beck,…

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Blue Velvet – with lost footage

February 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Dark Mills Cult Cinema Club,
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
hero_blue_velvet

Blue Velvet is a 1986 American neo-noir mystery film, written and directed by David Lynch. Blending psychological horror with film noir elements, the film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif and Laura Dern. The title is taken from Bobby Vinton's 1963 song of the same name. Publications including Sight & Sound, TIME, Entertainment Weekly and BBC Magazine have ranked it among the greatest American films of all time. In 2008, Blue Velvet was chosen by…

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BBC introducing: Death & Penguin / Vinyl Staircase / Alex Green

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Embeepee presents BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuring... Death and the Penguin - live Vinyl Staircase - live Alex Green - live

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Fab Fish Fry: Count Skylarkin / Ding Dong Daddios

February 23 @ 9:00 pm - February 24 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
count-skylarkin

The Fab Fish Fry presents... Count Skylarkin DJ The Ding Dong Daddios - live This month we bring you one of the hottest DJs of the moment. Trojan Records artist, Disco Shed founder, head honcho of The BIG TEN INCH and Skylarkin' Soundsystem - this man is BIG right now. Joining him, is our house band, The Ding Dong Daddios, with their fine mix of Jump Blues, Swing and jive. FREE ENTRY! !

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Subfactory 12th birthday bash with The Vanguard Project

February 24 @ 9:00 pm - February 25 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

So here we have it , Subfactory the uks longest running free dnb event reaches its 12th birthday ... wow !! the love affair between subfactory and the purple turtle continues .. its like a marrige that was meant to be .. to quote fabio and grooverider (dnb legends ) "you have something special here , theres not a lot of places like this nowadays ! its all massive clubs with no vibe , you have what we like ,…

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The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

February 25
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
feb burlesque

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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SoundJam

February 25 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week at SoundJam.. UK Garage, Funky & Bass V.S. Jungle & DnB EQ B2B Rapid MajorKaos B2B Massiah Hosted by Mr Wong & JC Dubwise

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March 2017

BBC Introducing: Final Clause of Tacitus / Kamikaze Test Pilots

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Embeepee presents BBC Introducing...LIVE featuring The Final Clause of Tacitus - live Kamikaze Test Pilots - live

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Strictly Business: DJ Binge

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - March 3 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

DJ BINGE brings us a mix of soul to funk, afrobeat to house, garage to disco, jungle to reggae...

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Deep Fat – Tech/Deep House

March 3 @ 10:00 pm - March 4 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
Deep Fat MAr

This week at Deep Fat... Bowler (Sytematik) B2B Tom Major Dyeski Ben Nevitz House, deep, tech & techno all night!

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Limpopo Groove – live

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Limpopo Groove - live Limpopo Groove fuse afro jazz with tribal beats and European influences.

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SoundJam

March 4 @ 9:00 pm - March 5 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week at SoundJam our residents provied the very best in UK Garage, Funky & Bass House.......

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Additives / Lucky Punks

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Embeepee presents... BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuting.. Additives - live LUCKY PUNKS - live

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The Reggae Reggae Show

March 9 @ 11:00 pm - March 10 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

THE REGGAE REGGAE SHOW! Featuring Jack Hollywood + Bubblin bob. These chaps have supported them all....DJ Derek, The Wailers, Toots & The Maytals, Earl Gateshead, PAMA International, Dreadzone, Bad Manners, The Beat, Mad Professor, Daddy G....

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SoundJam

March 11 @ 10:00 pm - March 12 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
SOUNDJAM GENER

This week at SoundJam.. House, Garage, Bass, Grime & DnB with.. DJ Deviate & Dappa MC (DnB Set) MajorKaos Mizzog Mandem Hosted by Mr Wong & Lippy

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Don’t Sweat The Technique

March 16 @ 10:00 pm - March 17 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Phil Andrew Whitehousestudiodjs presents Don't Sweat The Technique - Golden Era Hip Hop, Funk & Breaks

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Heavy Pop: Otherkin plus special guests

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SAT 18 MARCH. Heavy Pop presents OTHERKIN Entry: FREE. 18+ Line up: Otherkin + more TBA OTHERKIN Otherkin who will soon be touring with The Amazons enjoyed a manic 2016 summer of festivals in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, in support of their second EP release, entitled ‘The New Vice’. Luke, Conor and David first had the idea for the band in 2013, but Otherkin did not coalesce until they found drummer Rob later that year, drawn together by…

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SoundJam – Oldschool Garage special

March 18 @ 9:00 pm - March 19 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week at SoundJam our residents provide the very best in UK Garage all night.....

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Tom Dunne / Matt Maltese

March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Embeepee presents BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuring Tom Dunne - live Matt Maltese - live

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The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

March 25
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
vixens-scarelts

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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SoundJam – DJ Pressure’s Bday Bash

March 25 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
SOUNDJAM GENER

Special one this week @ SoundJam as we host Reading town heavyweight DJ Pressure's birthday bash. More details to follow and full line up TBC.

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BBC Introducing LIVE: FOS / Braydon / George Bucks

March 29
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Embeepee presents BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuring FOS - Figures Of Speech - live Braydon - live George Bucks - live

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FAB FISH FRY: DJ Andy Smith / The Ding Dong Daddios

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - March 31 @ 2:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Fab Fish Fry presents DJ Andy Smith (Ex Portishead) The Ding Dong Daddios - live A Night of swing, Jump Blues, and beyondf beyond!

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BBC Introducing LIVE Special: Palm Honey – live + Guests

March 31
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Embeepee presents... BBC Introducing...LIVE SPECIAL! Featuring PALM HONEY - live + Special guests

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Subfactory – Drum & Bass

March 31 @ 10:00 pm - April 1 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Longest running Drum & Bass night in Reading! DJs Dom Antix Analogue 2 Neil Mac Solitude Timeless Deadly P MCs Dodge Inna Purseverance Repow Hyper

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April 2017

The BIG YELLA Launch: King Salami & The Cumberland 3 – live

April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

We launch this years THE BIG YELLA 21st Cent Festival with a party to reveal our full line up! And, it only none other than King Salami and the Cumberland 3! ! !

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Deep Fat – Deep/Tech & G House

April 7 @ 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
Deep Fat apr

Every 1st Friday of the month. This week Deep Fat brings you... KI A PO (Birthday Set) Rob Randell Tom Major + more TBA House, Deep, Tech & G all night long!

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SoundJam

April 8 @ 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week SoundJam brings you your weekly serving of House, UKG, Bass, Grime & Jungle with... Rapid (Jungle Set) MajorKaos Massiah Scratchy Hosted by Mr Wong & Hyper

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Two Step Presents: The Orielles / Vinyl Staircase

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:59 pm
TWO STEP,
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Thursday 13th April Purple Turtle, Reading Free Entry. 8PM The Orielles https://soundcloud.com/theorielles The underdog Heroes of Halifax. The garage/surf 3-piece recently signed to the reowned Heavenly Records and are looking to take this year by storm. The band bring their delicious brand of sun-soaked lo-fi pop to medicate our grey town as part of their extensive UK Tour this April. Vinyl Staircase https://soundcloud.com/vinyl-staircase Tipped by Wolf Alice's Joel Amey, the psych-pop 4-piece and previous Two Step guests have been described…

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Are You Listening? Festival – 5th Birthday

April 22 @ 11:00 am - April 23 @ 1:00 am
Reading, England,
Reading, United Kingdom

Saturday 22nd April 2017 - Black & White Music and Reading Mencap presents Are You Listening? Festival - 5th Birthday. Doors 12pm - bands from 2 pm until late. £15 Adv Adult Super-Early and £10 Adv Teen (14 - 17 yrs old) tickets are available now. Quick WeGotTickets ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10603 NB: A wristband grants access to all the venues on the day, subject to capacity, subject to age restrictions (mix of 18+ and 14+). Venues: Milk Reading (18+), Oakford…

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SoundJam

April 22 @ 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week SoundJam brings you your weekly serving of House, UKG, Bass, Grime & DnB with... Sizzla b2b MajorKaos Slither Fabricate Artwear Hosted by MC Lippy + more TBA

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The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
vixens

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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May 2017

SoundJam – MajorKaos’ B-Day Bashmemt

May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week @ SoundJam: MajorKaos' Birthday Bashment Full line up & details TBA 🔥

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June 2017

The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
vixens

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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July 2017

The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
VIXENS SCARELTS

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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August 2017

The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
vixens

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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September 2017

The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
VIXENS SCARELTS

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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October 2017

The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
vixens

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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November 2017

The Scarlet Vixens present Teasing The Turtle Red!

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle,
9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
VIXENS SCARELTS

The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in the 'I say' mood! See you…

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