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February 2019

Soundjam

February 9 @ 10:00 pm - February 10 @ 3:00 am

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. UKG - BASS - FUNKY - HOUSE This week: MajorKaos Hitman Mizzog Artwear Hosted by: Mista Wong & Sneekie

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BBC Music Introducing: Handstand Parade / Static Son

February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents handstand parade - live Static Son - live

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Fab Fish Fry: The Ding Dong Daddios – live

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Fab Fish Fry presents The Ding Dong Daddios + Jim B. Donovan DJ Set One of the finest, Swing, Jump & Jive bands from across the universe. The Ding Dong Daddios give you authentic swing music from the 40's and 50's with a fun twist.

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The Reggae Reggae Show

February 14 @ 10:00 pm - February 15 @ 3:00 am

The Reggae Reggae Show Feat Bubblin bob + Jack Hollywood Expect reggae from across the decades, bluebeat, roots, lovers, rocksteady, ragga, re-edits and beyond!

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Heavy Pop: Breathe Panel + Another Sky (Co-headline Show)

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Heavy Pop & Dork present Breathe Panel + Another Sky (Co-headline Show) Ages: 18+ (Bring ID) | Free Entry (SIGN UP HERE: https://bit.ly/2ylvJ6W) - Breathe Panel - 'Breathe Panel recall early Wild Nothing, Veronica Falls, or Male Bonding' - Clash Magazine 'Indie-pop washed with a heavy sense of nostalgia' – DIY Signed to FatCat Records (C Duncan, TRAAMS, Sigur Rós) and now based in London and Brighton, Breathe Panel released their debut album on July 13th 2018 and have drawn…

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Soundjam: Audio Rehab special

February 16 @ 10:00 pm

This weeks Soundjam sees the return of renowned brand Audio Rehab... We invite brand head honcho Mark Radford and his son Deck Radford for a special 2hr b2b set.. Mark has recently invited our Soundjam brand to the infamous Ministry of Sound London in April all djs on this night will be playing so you could call it the warmup!! Full Line up: Mark Radford b2b Deck Radford Jook10 b2b Sunday Roast Jay Info b2b Babybellz Mr.Fame b2b B-Ill James…

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Futures World Music Day: Kel Assouf (Niger) + more

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Futures World presents a day of world music for free at the Purple Turtle Featuring African Blues outfit (think Tinariwen) KEL ASSOUF who is touring is new album Black Tenere on Glitterbeat Records. Futures World Sun 17th Feb KEL ASSOUF - live Tabi Gazele - live Papa Frite - live DJ Dubious Jack Hollywood DJ Set ( The Reggae Reggae Show) On the heels of their acclaimed album Tikounen – a recording The Guardian called ‘a leap forward in the…

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BBC Music Introducing: Jacob Holroyd / Air Circus / The Fleas

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents Jacob Holroyd - live Air Circus - live The Fleas - live BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire presents the best local and national unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar artists. Past guests include: Bastille / Sundara Karma / The Amazons / Bears Den and many more

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Don’t Sweat The Technique – Golden Era Hip Hop

February 21 @ 10:00 pm - February 22 @ 3:00 am

Don't Sweat The Technique. - golden era hip hop, funk and breaks Phil Andrew Whitehousestudiodjs

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Girlfriend From Hell Tour – Gabby Killick

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Killick is one of the most authentic voices of her generation – nothing is off limits in this hilarious frank account of dating and partying in 2018. Girlfriend From Hell offers advice on everything from when it’s time to start stalking your boyfriend to what to do when you’ve taken too much ketamine. It also supplies top tips on the sexiest Instagram poses and how best to react after losing your skirt in a night club. Birmingham's Best Newcomer TOP…

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The Scarlet Vixens presents Purple Peep Show

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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!   TICKETS: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Reading/The-Purple-Turtle-%2B-Reading/The-Scarlet-Vixens-Present---Purple-Peep-Show/13404064/

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Soundjam – London 2 Reading

February 23 @ 10:00 pm - February 24 @ 3:00 am

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday.   UKG - BASS - FUNKY - HOUSE   This week we welcome 2 DJs and 1 MC based out of London from UK Raw FM.     Full line up:   Jay Walk DJ K MajorKaos Fabricate   Hosted by: Mista Wong & Crazie   Free Entry / ID4ALL

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BBC Music Introducing: Rhymestar Takeover

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire Rhymestar Max Profit Dayle Thomas Morrell DJ J Rich

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REMS Turtle Takeover 02

February 28 @ 10:00 pm - March 1 @ 3:00 am

THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY PURPLE TURTLE FREE ENTRY 10PM-3AM *********************************************** Reading Electronic Music Society are bringing their eclectic mix of underground dance music back to the Purple Turtle basement. Expect to hear House, Techno, Disco, Drum & Bass and more from the student-run DJ collective. *********************************************** LINE UP: To be announced.... *********************************************** Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @readingems to keep up to date with our events. Also check out our mixes…

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March 2019

BBC Music introducing: Ivories / Launch Control

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire presents.. IVØRIES - live Launch Control - live

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Après Stories : Thur-7th-March

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Following the success of Summer Stories we present to you our latest edition to the 'Stories' roster! Aprés Stories encompasses everything that Summer 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! Reading's favourite day rave pop up event combines various genres of music, amazing drinks deals, shisha & a relaxed party vibe. Step into the famous Purple Turtle outdoor area for…

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MkII back at the Turtle!

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Mark II  back at Purple Turtle for the first gig of 2019 with their soul goodness.

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Influences Presents VOLUME DNB

March 8 @ 10:00 pm - March 9 @ 3:30 am

This months influences is curated by Volume DNB Volume DNB are very well known for their successful events in Oxford! This month they have invited a few friends to show Purple Turtle why they have been so successful in Oxford DJ's and MC's on the night Mblaze Didz Darksparx Mac P Kay Ruxt & Klaz MC's Alman, Mozman, Crazy T & DVZ

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SoundJam

March 9 @ 10:00 pm - March 10 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. UKG - HOUSE - BASS - FUNKY This week’s line up DJ Fox MajorKaos Littlefeetz Fabricate Hosted by: Mista Wong & Sugar Shane

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BBC Music introducing: Tabi Gazele / GLOWE

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire presents Tabi Gazele - live GLOWE - live  

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Nu:Motion & Friends

March 15 @ 9:30 pm - March 16 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Nu:Motion have teamed up to bring you an exclusive drum and bass event at the Purple Turtle. FREE ENTRY all night. - ʟ ɪ ɴ ᴇ ᴜ ᴘ - A-Z › Andromeda B2B C-Biz › Convex & Hillah › Jak B & A:dan › Part-Time B2B Forma › Solera › Tim Clay - ʜ ᴏ s ᴛ s - › Bazil › Griser Mc & Marinio › Jouks › Seismic 18+

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Mellor at Purple Turtle

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Mellor Abandon Ship Brixtons Free Entry 18+ (Bring ID)

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Soundjam Presents Harry Judda

March 16 @ 10:00 pm - March 17 @ 3:30 am

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week is curated by Felz who is bringing some very talented D.js from Bournemouth UKG - HOUSE - BASS - FUNKY Djs on the night: HARRY JUDDA CODE 494 PACER MENAI JAMES DUSK

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BBC Music introducing: Warp Rays / Sonic Flowers

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire presents.. Warp Rays - live The Sonic Flowers - live

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Blues Launch Party: Bob Log lll – live

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Purple Turtle Festival of Blues, Beer & Bourbon Announcement Party PART 1: Bob Log III - live + special guests This show will also see the 2nd wave announcement of our Mayday Blues Festival line up! There will be bar tabs and more to be won, and you can see the line up first!...and its BOB LOG III!!! "Should you never have had the joy of seeing Bob Log III play, let me attempt to describe it for you: picture…

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SoundJam – House & Tech

March 23 @ 10:00 pm - March 24 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. House & Tech all night on this week Line up: 4Bel Rob Randell Tom Major Chloe Mae Free Entry / ID4ALL

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BBC Music introducing: Cult Radio / Longdaylatenight / Harroland

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire present.. Cult Radio - live LongDayLateNight - live Harroland - live

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Subfactory

March 29 @ 10:00 pm - March 30 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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longest runnin free dnb with guests Sub;Kulture Dom antix / Sequence b2b Incus Neil Mac Solitude b2b Clarity (liquid classics vinyl set ) Flewid / Myst / Rbee

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

🍰 WE'RE HAVING A TEA PARTY! 🍰 Hosted by the delectable Mariposa Bop! She has threatened to sit in a cake! Cake? Anyone?! With performances from our delicious Vixens! Mojo Jones Tootsie Rocques Miss Oopsie Ooohh Lady Intrepid More TBC! 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!

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SoundJam – Beers and Bass Special

March 30 @ 10:00 pm - March 31 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle – Reading, 9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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This weeks Soundjam is a drum and bass special with Wycombe crew - Beers and Bass DJs on the night: Johal b2b Jemma Grimehouse w Rbee Jay-info Holmes w Rider Splinter W. Bamski Mrk-One b2b Sammy J w Mozski Heff b2b Juno

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April 2019

Jay Handley at Comedy Unleashed- Reading

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We have a great Headliner this month the very funny Jay Handley. Jay will be fresh and on fire from his new London Comedy special so we are very lucky to have him. Other great top London and local talent to be announced.

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Indigo Lo | Reading (BBC Music Introducing Presents)

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing Presents Indigo Lo at the Purple Turtle, Reading.

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Count Skylarkin: 4th April

April 4 @ 10:00 pm - April 5 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Count is back!!   From compiling TDK D90s in the early 90s to touring with The Wailers, remixing for Trojan Records and performing in front of thousands at festivals all around the world, Count Skylarkin has been making people dance for the past 20 years.   In the company of the Count, we can guarantee jumpin’ jivin’ rockin’ swingin’ reggae, ska, soul, dancehall and rhythm & blues, aching feet and grins all round.   Over the years The Count…

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The Skangsters – live 2tone ska – Purple Turtle, RDG

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Skangsters are without doubt one of the most exciting 2Tone and Bluebeat Ska bands around. Their energy on stage second to none as they rip through a set featuring classics from The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, Toots & The Maytals, Dandy Livingstone, Will & The People Free Entry

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Verge – Carlos’ Bday Bash

April 5 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every first Friday of the month. This week another one of Readings Drum & Bass veterans celebrates a milestone birthday. Full line up: Carlos (Birthday Set) Pressure EQ MajorKaos Rapid C4 Hosted by: Sye • Flewid • Jolla

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Saltwater Sun Presents: ‘the Great Deceiver’ Ep Launch Party

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Come and help us celebrate the release of Saltwater Suns brand new EP: ‘THE GREAT DECEIVER’ - out everywhere April 5th! Gathering some of the best bands out there to Reading for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Expect co-headline slots from: Weird Milk Honey Lung Saltwater Sun PLUS an ultra awesome DJ set from special guests: The Amazons PURPLE TURTLE SATURDAY APRIL 6TH FREE ENTRY DOORS 19:00 18+

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SoundJam

April 6 @ 10:00 pm

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. UKG - BASS - FUNKY - DnB This week: Joe NBO MajorKaos Shellis Fabricate Hosted by: Mista Wong Free Entry / ID4ALL

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BBC Music Introducing: Jay Lewn / RIP Love / L

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire Jay Lewn - live RIP Love - live L - live

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REggae REggae Show

April 11 @ 10:00 pm - April 12 @ 3:00 am

We are hosting a Reggae night on the 11th April. You can expect reggae from across the decades, bluebeat, roots, lovers, rocksteady, ragga, re-edits and beyond! Come and party!

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The Funk Soul Rebels at The Purple Turtle

April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Funk Soul Rebels return onto the Purple turtle once again. A night that has proven to get the crowd going time and time again, as the name suggests the Funk Soul Rebels provide a night of Funk and Soul that will get your feet moving all night long.

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Influences – Whodat Special!

April 12 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

This months influences is curated by Who Dat! This month he has invited a few friends from Portsmouth to Reading... Kurbstomp (Hotplate Records Dub Takeover) Whodat (#DnB) Eddmaster (Kreative Dezign) Mota (Inform Records Takeover) Tim Clay (Variations)

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Rockin’ in the Shires

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Hi all.We are holding a reunion for all those Teds and Rockabilly's from the 1970's and 80s that were around in the Reading , Basingstoke,Oxford,Swindon and surrounding Shires,even as far down as Weymouth , Bournemouth and Portsmouth areas. We thought it would be a great idea to get everybody out to catch up with good music and a few beers. Reliving our memories and stories of Rocking days gone by. A truly fantastic opportunity to have a good old knees…

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Soundjam – Audio Venom Takeover

April 13 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This weeks djs are brought to you by wycombe crew Audio Venom! Djs on the night: Norm Bastos Dokerty Kona Kona Cures Monty ozanne

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BBC Music Introducing: ROVES / Typical Hunks

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire roves - live Typical Hunks

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Heavy Pop: Broken Hands + Special Guests

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

Heavy Pop present Broken Hands + Special Guests Thu 18th April | Purple Turtle, Reading Ages: 18+ | FREE Entry For all our shows, head to: heavypop.co.uk -- Broken Hands -- "Creatively recharged and as hard-hitting as ever... they are ready to reclaim their high status on alternative rock scene." - Louder Than War Magazine Since their announcement of signing with Atlantic Records in October last year Broken Hands have become one of the hottest tipped bands in the UK.…

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Don’t Sweat the Technique – Golden Era Hip Hop

April 18 @ 10:00 pm - April 19 @ 10:00 pm

Don’t Sweat the Technique Golden Era Hip Hop, Funk and Breaks.

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Overview Music x Nu:Motion : Friday April 19th

April 19 @ 10:00 pm

Nu:Motion is back for another round in the dungeon, this time bringing along one of the hottest labels at the moment in the D&B scene, Overview Music. Expect plenty of rolling basslines and heads down dancefloor music as the label showcases it's cutting edge sound. Not one to miss... Line up Nami Music Talkre sub-antics Energy Constant Mori Hosted by Rider MC Free entry all night. 18+

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Hickeys/ Arcade

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hickeys- live Hickeys formed by Marta, Martina, Ana and Maite. A style which goes from lo-fi garage to 90s post-punk, that the band have called Glitter-punk, coining this term as a personal brand. ARCADES- live ARCADES burst at the seams with a confident, strutting, style straight from the golden era of Rock n Roll.

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SoundJam: Inspirations Takeover

April 20 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week Inspirations in for SoundJam playing the best in soulful, tech and deep house Line up: K-MACK ANDY T HUSTLE&GROOVE CHLOE MAÉ ROB RANDELL Free Entry / ID4ALL

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BBC Music Introducing: Flashfires / The Dabhands

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire Flashfires - live The Dabhands

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