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December 2019

The Highwasters – Live

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

influences from the late seventies and early eighties which include the likes of ‘the Jam, The Clash, and The Stranglers, a lively and energetic band who play with the attitude and passion the songs deserve.

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Aprés Stories – 8th December

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Following the success of Stories we our bringing back one of your favourite editions of the 'Stories' roster! Rusno | Reading Uni Snowsports will be joining us pre tour! Aprés Stories encompasses everything that Stories is now famous for but this time we are adding a shivery twist. shake off your retro ski gear your gonna need it for this one! Expect a snow machine and Christmas decor! 🎅🏻🎄❄️ Reading's favourite day rave pop up event combines various genres of…

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December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

[email protected] is Every Tuesday from 7:30PM and is hosted by local comic Carl Richard (he’s never heard of you either!). This is an evening of grassroots comedy. Forget your weak beer and over priced tickets, this FREE comedy where it belongs: in a dark, low ceilinged cellar. It’s what the business calls a New Act/New Material Night. You will see baby comedians take their first steps towards comedy stardom, with fear in their eyes and a lump in throat. This…

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BBC Introducing- Mellor/ JuiceBox

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents: Mellor- Live JuiceBox- Live

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The Junction- Live

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The junction band are a vibrant, high energy band, performing mod, Indie, Northern Soul and Ska covers and we have them performing at the Purple Turtle for a christmas special.

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Funk Soul Rebels- Live

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Funk Soul Rebels have been gracing bustling music venues for over 4 years entertaining Funk/Soul lovers from the home counties and further afar. Their prominent groove-based music takes the listener on a dynamic musical journey and they will taking their groove to the Purple Turtle.

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

December 14 @ 7:00 pm

5* reviewed troupe The Scarlet Vixens monthly burlesque show at Reading's longest running bar! 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 TBC

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December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

[email protected] is Every Tuesday from 7:30PM and is hosted by local comic Carl Richard (he’s never heard of you either!). This is an evening of grassroots comedy. Forget your weak beer and over priced tickets, this FREE comedy where it belongs: in a dark, low ceilinged cellar. It’s what the business calls a New Act/New Material Night. You will see baby comedians take their first steps towards comedy stardom, with fear in their eyes and a lump in throat. This…

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BBC Music Introducing: Self Help/ Adam & Elvis

December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents: Self Help- live Adam & Elvis- live

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Don’t Sweat the Technique

December 19 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Bi-Monthly Golden Era focused Hip-Hop night based in Reading Town!

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The Mark II- Live

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We have The Mark II live at the Purple Turtle bringig lots of soul blasting out classics to dance the night away to!

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Mythicals- Live

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Mythicals are a 6 piece Rock & Pop Covers band : Kate White & Rachel Sinetta, Ric Bardsley, Pete Hood, Arran Johnstone & Gil. That bring the party anywhere they go!

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The Skangsters – Live Ska

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Skangsters are back at the Purple Turtle, Reading. Free Entry!

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Soundjam Xmas Special

December 21 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Soundjam Xmas Special We invite 2 massive headliners for this years Xmas party.... Johan S Andme & Bastian + support These guys have recently been topping the beatport charts...

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February 2020

Moon Panda + Special Guests | Free Entry

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2020 PURPLE TURTLE, READING MOON PANDA + SPECIAL GUESTS DOORS 7.30PM FREE ENTRY TICKETS MOON PANDA 'Gun' Video: https://youtu.be/NwzrjK3LT0U 'Rabbit' Video: https://youtu.be/uCkUzN1TkRk 'On The Attack': https://youtu.be/x99G_ih_xm4 www.moon-panda.com www.facebook.com/MoonPandaMusic www.twitter.com/moonpandamusic www.instagram.com/moonpandamusic

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Heavy Pop: Grimm Grimm + UBIK

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop presents Grimm Grimm + Ubik songs Sat 22nd February | Purple Turtle, Reading Entry: FREE | Doors 8 pm | Ages 18+ (Bring ID) - Grimm Grimm - "Vast Baroque landscapes are painted with quirky drum loops and translucent dream journal poetics" Louderthanwar "Sparse, infectious dream-folk" Clash Mag London-based singer-songwriter experimentalist and former SCREAMING TEA PARTY member Koichi Yamanoha has been operating under the guise of Grimm Grimm since 2013. The project is an outlet for his fragile,…

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April 2020

Are You Listening? Festival 2020

April 25, 2020
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Reading's award-winning new music festival returns for its EIGHTH YEAR on Sat 25th April 2020. Since starting in 2013, AYL? has raised nearly £70,000 for Reading Mencap, a local Learning Disability charity. Previous acts include IDLES, The Amazons, Ezra Furman, Field Music, Shame, Anna Meredith, The Big Moon and many more! --- FIRST 2020 AYL? ACTS ANNOUNCED --- FROM A to Z: Ash The Author / BC Camplight / DREAM NAILS / Dream Wife / Drug Store Romeos / The…

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May 2020

The ECHO at The Purple Turtle

May 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

An evening of energetic POWER pop and more at The Purple Turtle, Reading!

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