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March 2018

BBC Music Introducing: Ocean Ruins / frames / Not Fit For Humans

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee present BBC Music Introducing LIVE Ocean Ruins - live frames - live Not Fit For Humans - live

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Fab Fish Fry: Ding Dong Daddios + Jim B Donovan

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

The Ding Dong Daddios + Jim B Donovan

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Reggae Reggae Show

March 8 @ 11:00 pm - March 9 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Reggae Reggae Show

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Influences – Dnb

March 9 @ 10:30 pm - March 10 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This week's Influences stays in line with our new music policy of DNB on a Friday.... Djs playing on the night: Tim Clay b2b Massiah b2b Jay Info

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SoundJam

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

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of bass heavy music, every Saturday. This week.. MajorKaos Knegativ Fabricate Hosted by Mr Wong

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Karaoke & Shit Disco

March 12 @ 10:00 pm - March 13 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Karaoke in the dungeon! Come down to the basement bar and sing your heart out! The fun starts at 10pm and goes on to 1am Then it's Shit disco until 3:30am with plenty of cheesy tunes, commercial anthems and a few surprizes! 2 for 1 cocktails all night.

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BBC Music Introducing: Mellor / King Knit / Self Help

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents... BBC Music Introducing LIVE Mellor - live King Knit - live Self Help- live

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Towers of London Live in Reading

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Towers of London - live The Deckchairs - live

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Don’t Sweat The Technique – Golden Era Hip Hop

March 15 @ 10:00 pm - March 16 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Don't Sweat the Technique with, Whitehouse Studios DJs Golden Era Hip Hop, Funk and Breaks.

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Em-Bee-Pee: Yves / Vinyl Staircase / Mellow Gang

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Em-Bee-Pee presents... YVES - live Mellow Gang - live Vinyl Staircase - live Formed in their hometown of Swindon, the three-piece craft bracing, high energy, perfectly formed indie songs, fronted and framed by vocalist Harry Roke’s unique emotional rasp and virtuoso chiming and chopping guitar work, Mitchell Dodson’s crushing bass lines and drummer Finn Wilkinson’s driving percussion.

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Nu:Motion X Sixteen Step Records

March 16 @ 10:00 pm - March 17 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

For this month's edition of Synthetic sessions we are teaming up with one of the south's hottest upcoming labels Sixteen Step Records! There guy's are seriously ones to watch right now, with releases from Lurch and Bodikal this is gonna be a big year for them! Lineup - A-Z - Bodikal - Centrik - Dbee - Nu:Motion - Sam Binary - Syntek MC's - Medic & Mistameaner. FREE ENTRY 18+

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Soundjam – UKGu Takeover

March 17 @ 10:00 pm - March 18 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things Bass, every Saturday. This week Guildford crew UKGu are in control with a selection of their best residents.

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Heavy Pop: Palace Winter. Kill Committee. Zoofan

March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Heavy Pop presents Palace Winter + Kill Committee + Zoofan FREE ENTRY | Ages: 18+ (Bring ID) REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKET HERE: http://dice.fm/event/palace-winter-19th-mar-purple-turtle-reading-tickets PALACE WINTER “A band to listen out for” Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music “This is fast, urgent, plangent, with murmuring vocals and a hazy shade of wintry melancholia" The Guardian Palace Winter are Copenhagen-based Australian Carl Coleman and Dane Caspar Hesselager. Having played in bands separately for years, a mutual respect for each other’s styles…

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Karaoke & Shit Disco

March 19 @ 10:00 pm - March 20 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Karaoke in the dungeon! Come down to the basement bar and sing your heart out! The fun starts at 10pm and goes on to 1am Then it's Shit disco until 3:30am with plenty of cheesy tunes, commercial anthems and a few surprizes! 2 for 1 cocktails all night.

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BBC Music Introducing: Grafted / You Win Again Gravity

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Grafted - live You Win Again Gravity - live

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Fab Fish Fry: DJ Count Skylarkin

March 22 @ 11:00 pm - March 23 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Fab Fish Fry presents... Count Skylarkin skylarkinsoundsystem.com “A true unsung hero” David Rodigan, BBC Radio “Probably Ireland’s best-kept secret” Zone Magazine “One of the top DJ’s in the country… he mixes the records like a dance DJ… he’s super skilled at it, he really gets the place jumping” Earl Gateshead, Trojan Soundsystem “The King Of Rum & Bass” Oxford Mail

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170 BPM 002 » New Bass Order Showcase

March 23 @ 10:00 pm - March 24 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Introducing a new Friday night in Reading at the famous Purple Turtle brought to you by New Bass Order. The clue's in the name...170 BPM. If it falls within the realms of the Drum & Bass spectrum and generally pulses around the 170 BPM mark you're likely to hear it here. 170 BPM is a new bi-monthly Drum & Bass night deep in the depths of the Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest, hardest tracks storming the underground charts, featuring…

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SoundJam: Pressure & Kryptonite B-Day Bash

March 24 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of bass heavy music, every Saturday. This week celebrating both DJ Pressure and Kryptonite’s birthdays! DJs: Pressure & JC Kryptonite MajorKaos Slither Karlos Farnos MCs: Danny MRT Wong Tizzy J J Dogg Loopz

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Karaoke & Shit Disco

March 26 @ 10:00 pm - March 27 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Karaoke in the dungeon! Come down to the basement bar and sing your heart out! The fun starts at 10pm and goes on to 1am Then it's Shit disco until 3:30am with plenty of cheesy tunes, commercial anthems and a few surprizes! 2 for 1 cocktails all night.

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BBC Music Introducing: D.A.P / Burnt Tomorrow / Nicole Allan

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. A very special BBC Music Introducing LIVE to celebrate 10 glorious years of Damien A. Passmore & The Loveable Fraudsters Damien A Passmore & The Loveable Fraudsters - live Burnt Tomorrow - live Nicole Allan - live DAP brought his band together for their first ever gig on a Wednesday night at the Purple Turtle in March 2008... so it stands to reason that they choose to mark a decade with this,…

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Subfactory 13th birthday with dj storm and mc moose

March 30 @ 9:00 pm - March 31 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

so here we are , we have turned into teenagers , 13 years of free drum n bass in the basement of the purple turtle , one of the longest running dnb events in the uk and definitely the longest free dnb night .. after years of special A-list drum n bass djs and mcs passing through the hallowed room and gracing the subfactory 1210s and cdjs (1210s as we started way back before the cdj / mp3 player )…

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The Scarlet Vixens present: Purple Peep Show Burlesque

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

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! More details to be announced soon.

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Em-Bee-Pee: Sweet Baboo + guests

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Em-Bee-Pee presents.. Sweet Baboo - live + special guests -Sweet Baboo is Stephen Black, a native of the north Wales countryside and a single-minded, idiosyncratic singer. Black possesses an ear for a sparkling melody, a restless soul, and a gift for a deft lyrical turn - from darkly funny to piercingly tender, twinklingly boastful to deliciously self-deprecating.

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April 2018

Karaoke & Shit Disco

April 2 @ 10:00 pm - April 3 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Karaoke in the dungeon! Come down to the basement bar and sing your heart out! The fun starts at 10pm and goes on to 1am Then it's Shit disco until 3:30am with plenty of cheesy tunes, commercial anthems and a few surprizes! 2 for 1 cocktails all night.

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BBC Music Introducing: Nate Simpson / RIP Love

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Nate Simpson - live RIP Love - live

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SoundJam – DnB in the Dungeon.

April 6 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things Bass. This week, "DnB in the Dungeon" Friday night special. Aurora Mutley (Flex FM) MajorKaos Slither Farnos Hosted by: Mr Wong & Rider. Free Entry. 100% ID Required. Last entry @ 1:30.

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The Peace and Love Concert

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

CultureMix Arts presents The Peace and Love Concert at Purple Turtle in Reading on Saturday 7 April 2018. IYA Rebels return with a live performance, showcasing new songs from their debut album ‘Nadah’ (on sale now!). Supported by Afro Wave Artist Jamah Childish Lynam and DJ Lou Mulato spinning latin, jazz, reggae and calypso grooves, this free event is a great night out not to be missed. Doors open 6.30pm Show 7-10.30pm. Free entry, reserve your ticket now via Facebook…

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SoundJam

April 7 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: Jay Walk (Birthday Set) MajorKaos DJ Tempa Mandem Hosted by: Mr Wong & Loopz

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Karaoke & Shit Disco

April 9 @ 10:00 pm - April 10 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Karaoke in the dungeon! Come down to the basement bar and sing your heart out! The fun starts at 10pm and goes on to 1am Then it's Shit disco until 3:30am with plenty of cheesy tunes, commercial anthems and a few surprizes! 2 for 1 cocktails all night.

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BBC Music Introducing: Ady Baker Sound / Pink Diamond Revue

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshireand Em-Bee-Pee presents... BBC Music Introducing LIVE The ADY BAKER SOUND - live Pink Diamond Revue - live

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Influences – Program Special – Skma release party

April 13 @ 10:00 pm - April 14 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Influences brings you a program special with Skma's Debut Release... So to celebrate this we are bringing them over from Jersey! Dj playing on the night: SKMA & MARX - Program Release set Sound Affect - IC3 Genres Jay Info b2b Felon Mindset Mc's - Mr.Wong & Baker

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Em-Bee-Pee: Swimming Tapes

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Em-Bee-Pee presents.. Swimming Tapes - live + Adam & Elvis - live

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SoundJam – Sunday Roast B’day Party

April 14 @ 10:00 pm - April 15 @ 11:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SoundJam - Bringing you your weekly fix of bass heavy music every Saturday. This week celebrating we are celebrating Serious Souls - Sunday Roast birthdays! Sunday Roast (Bday Set) Jook 10 Jay Info Hosted by Mr.Wong

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Karaoke & Shit Disco

April 16 @ 10:00 pm - April 17 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Karaoke in the dungeon! Come down to the basement bar and sing your heart out! The fun starts at 10pm and goes on to 1am Then it's Shit disco until 3:30am with plenty of cheesy tunes, commercial anthems and a few surprizes! 2 for 1 cocktails all night.

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BBC Music Introducing: Veridian / Origami Heart

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Veridian - live Origami Heart - live

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Heavy Pop & Dork: Thyla. Harroland. Leader

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Th 19 April: Heavy Pop & Dork present THYLA + Harroland + Leader FREE ENTRY Ages 18+ (Bring ID) | 8 pm THYLA Based in Brighton, Thyla majestically blend glassy distorted guitar tone with driving rhythms and lilting ethereal melodies; front women Millie Duthie brings crystal like beauty to Thyla’s blend of dynamic alt-rock. Millie, Danny Southwell, and Dan Hole met at college in early 2015 and found instant musical companionship but it wasn't until guitarist Mitch Duce joined, that…

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Lifestyle Music x Nu:Motion – 20/4/18: Purple Turtle, Reading

April 20 @ 9:30 pm - April 21 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

Lifestyle Music and Nu:Motion are teaming up to bring you an exclusive drum and bass event at the Purple Turtle. Free entry all night! #420 Line Up: Klinical A+P Arkitech Energy Dilemma Missledz T Dub Compound Profilix Hosted by Hijak & Kerizma

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BBC Music Introducing: Joe Hicks / Liam Barnes

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Joe Hicks - live Liam Barnes - live

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Are You Listening? Festival 2018

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:00 am
Reading, United Kingdom Reading, United Kingdom

Heavy Pop & Reading Mencap present Are You Listening? Festival 2018 The award-winning, one day Are You Listening? Festival returns for its sixth year, having raised more than £40,000 for Reading Mencap since 2013. £20.00 Early Advance Tickets are on sale NOW: http://areyoulistening.org.uk/tickets Available in person from: Milk Reading | Truck Store The line-up so far in alphabetical order: The ADY BAKER SOUND. AKDK. Animal House. Ash The Author. The August List. The Autumn Saints. Carnival Youth. Deerful. Drug Store…

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The Scarlet Vixens present: Purple Peep Show Burlesque

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

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! More details to be announced soon.

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May 2018

SoundJam – DnB in the Dungeon

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

SoundJam, Friday night DnB in the Dungeon. This week: Eq b2b C4 Counterfactual MajorKaos CBD Corrosive Hosted by: Mr Wong & Tizzy J

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SoundJam – MajorKaos & Shakee’s Birthday Bash.

May 5 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. Woi Oi! SoundJam head honcho MajorKaos hosting his birthday bash with pal and fellow UK Garage DJ Mr Shakee this year. This night will be a stream of vibes. Full line up and details TBA. Music from 10. Free entry. 100% ID policy.

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BBC Music Introducing: Rascalton + guests

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Rascalton - live |+ special guests

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Fab Fish Fry: Ding Dong Daddios + Jim B Donovan

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Ding Dong Daddios + Jim B Donovan

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Influences presents Grimehouse Takeover

May 11 @ 10:00 pm - May 12 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

This month influences brings you the Grimehouse crew; Dj's on the night - Darkspark b2b Recon Tom Grimehouse b2b Jay Info UTB Greencode - Terraformz Milo - Dose Radio Hosted by DVZ, Tella & Bedder

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Jack Hollywood’s Fab Fish Fry

May 17 @ 11:00 pm - May 18 @ 3:00 am

Jack Hollywood's The Fab Fish Fry Expect a mix of all things with soul. From 50's rock n roll, 60's soul, 70's funk, 80's hip hop, and well, well beyond!

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Mods V Rockers – The Highwasters

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Highwasters Performing Mods v Rockers! Expect some classic mod hits, vs classic rockers.

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Proximity Recordings x Nu:Motion

May 18 @ 10:00 pm - May 19 @ 3:00 am

Proximity Recordings and Nu:Motion have teamed up to bring you an exclusive drum and bass event at the Purple Turtle. This one's for the headz! FREE ENTRY all night. - ʟ ɪ ɴ ᴇ ᴜ ᴘ - › Interline › Tephra & Arkoze › Co:Lateral › Kolectiv › D-Code & Psylence › Nu:Motion B2B Andromeda - ʜ ᴏ s ᴛ s - › Joe Raygun Music › Big Luke - ʟ ɪ ɴ ᴋ s - ∙ soundcloud.com/proximityrecordings

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FA CUP Final

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We will be showing the FA Cup Final on the big screens!

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Soundjam

May 19 @ 10:00 pm - May 20 @ 3:30 am

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week’s DJs: MajorKaos Counterfactual Fabricate Mandem Hosted by: Mr Wong

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