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May 2019

Verge – DnB in the Dungeon

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

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every first Friday of the month. Line up: Corrosive B2B Tamika (Birthday Set) MajorKaos B2B Farnos Slither Prom Essen Shredder Hosted by: Mista Wong & Tizzy J

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SoundJam – MajorKaos’ BDay Bash

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

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: MajorKaos’ birthday bash Jook 10 & Sunday Roast MajorKaos w/MCs Loopz & Wong Jay Info / DJ Pressure / DJ Fox Littlefeetz / Slither / Fabricate / Hitman MCs: Loopz / Wong / Tizzy J / Sneekie Free Entry / ID4ALL / Arrive early / Good vibes only.

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Embeepee: Blackwave

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We can't wait to have Blackwave perform at the Purple Turtle next month, full of pure 90's hip hop and groove- the collective from Belgium will be performing at the Turtle on the 10th May. CLASH MUSIC UK - blackwave. x Caleborate Jam On 'Flow' "Cutting edge hip-hop with a jazz-like sensibility, the pair have an extraordinary sense of balance, with their rhymes dipping in and out the effortless production."

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: Ameli + Emily Charlotte

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire Featuring AMELI - live Emily Charlotte Haynes - live

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Thadeus Gonzalez + Crooked Shapes

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Thadeus Gonzalez - live Crooked Shapes - live https://www.facebook.com/crookedshapes/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPfmOWr0Pcs

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Embeepee: Wooze + Wetter

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

Em-Bee-Pee present WOOZE - live Wetter - live

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Synthetic Sessions.

May 17 @ 10:00 pm - May 18 @ 3:00 am

After a great takeover from Overview, we are back in the building with some of our favourite locals DJ's.

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Eurovision 2019

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Biggest and Best screen in town for the full on Eurovision Dream

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SoundJam – House & Tech

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

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week House & Tech all night Line up: Rob Randell B2B Tom Major Foxy // James Adrain Free Entry / ID4ALL

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Extinction Rebellion: Talk – Reading

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this talk we share the latest climate science. We talk about where our planet is heading and discuss what we can do. We look at our individual choices but accept we live in a toxic system we are all part of. We then focus on how we can get our governments to act; from writing to MPs, to taking a stand through non-violent direct action and numerous other roles in between. We look at some of the social movements…

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BBC Music introducing LIVE: The Ady Baker Sound and guests

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee BBC Music Introducing LIVE Berkshire Featuring The ADY BAKER SOUND - live Eat Daddy Eat - live Head Drop - live

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Peace and Love Concert – Tippa Irie

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Dancehall legend Tippa Irie returns to Reading UK with a star studded live band line up for a one off free Peace and Love concert performance at The Purple Turtle Bar Reading on Thursday 23 May 2019. Tippa Irie has been at the forefront of the UK reggae dancehall scene for the past 25 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Smiley Culture. The event features four new tracks from rising reggae…

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Jack Hollywoods’ Fab Fish Fry

May 23 @ 10:00 pm - May 24 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Jack Hollywood's The Fab Fish Fry Jack Hollywood, has mucked in with the best of them, sneaking his way onto the bill of a million legends, at a million venues, and festival fields. Expect Original and Bluebeat Ska, Old school Hip Hop, 60’s Soul, The Funkiest Funk, Dirty Disco, Original Rhythm & Blues - dominated by songs with horns in them. Lots of loud, horny horny, interrupting your ears, slapping you in the face. Bring a helmet.

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Purple Turtle: 21st Cent Festival of The Blues

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Welcome to the 2019 Purple Turtle Festival of the Blues, Beer & Bourbon, Reading. 24th May - The Urban Voodoo Machine Paula Riordan's Music   Expect an array of international blues legends, swathes of beer of all kinds and bottle upon bottle of bourbon to taste and devour. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 24th/ 25th/ 26th May Friday: 7pm-11pm Saturday: 1pm - 11pm Sunday: 1pm - 11pm Free Entry! More information on the line up and location are coming.

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170 BPM 007 » NBO x Volume DNB – Friday 24th May

May 24 @ 10:00 pm - May 25 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The clue's in the name...If it falls in the realms of the D&B spectrum and pulses around the 170 mark, you're catching it here. Presenting 170 BPM, our bi-monthly Drum & Bass night in the famous Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest, hardest tracks spanning the 360 spectrum of DnB featuring NBO residents on rotation, b2b specials, debuts, label showcases + special guest DJs & MCs on in session. NEXT UP: Friday 24th May : VOLUME DNB in session We're…

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Purple Turtle: 21st Cent Festival of the Blues

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome to the 2019 Purple Turtle Festival of the Blues, Beer & Bourbon, Reading. 25th May - Nine Below Zero KING SIZE SLIM Sam Kelly Band (Sam Kelly's Station House) Blues cruise Liam Barnes Papa Frite Greg Mayston's Folk, Blues and Americana Jimmy The Dog Jack Hollywood (The Fab Fish Fry) Expect an array of international blues legends, swathes of beer of all kinds and bottle upon bottle of bourbon to taste and devour. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 24th/ 25th/ 26th…

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Blues Burlesque

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

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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Purple Turtle: 21st Cent Festival of the Blues

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome to the 2019 Purple Turtle Festival of the Blues, Beer & Bourbon, Reading. 26th May - Black Peaches Cam Cole Michael Messer - Earl Trio 3 Buck Shirt Laine Hines Sam Handy Jon Walsh Matt Stockl Music Scratchy Sounds (DJ) Expect an array of international blues legends, swathes of beer of all kinds and bottle upon bottle of bourbon to taste and devour. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 24th/ 25th/ 26th May Friday: 7pm-11pm Saturday: 1pm - 11pm Sunday: 1pm -…

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Skint Mondays: Official Afterparty with The Amazons (DJ Set)

May 27 @ 10:00 pm - May 28 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

On Monday 27th May, The Amazons play a huge homecoming gig at Reading University Students Union. we're over the moon to be hosting their official afterparty at Purple Turtle! Entry is FREE and the band will be getting on the decks for a special DJ set in the Skint Rock room (ground floor)! There's lovely drink deals all night too: Selected pints £3 Selected bottle beer £2.50 VKs £3 Jagerbomb £2.50 COCKTAILS - £5 all night long Music Policy: Room…

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BBC Music introducing LIVE: No Feathers / Laulia / Khamsina

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE No Feathers - live Laulia - live Khamsina - live

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Count Skylarkin’s Fish Fry

May 30 @ 10:00 pm - May 31 @ 3:00 am

Count Skylarkin stumbled into DJing in the late 90’s after his mixtapes proved a hit with customers at a South London cafe. The lauded DJ, promoter, garden shed enthusiast and all-round dapper dan behind Skylarkin’ Soundsystem, an hour in the company of the Count guarantees jumpin’ jivin’ rockin’ swingin’ reggae, ska, soul, dancehall and rhythm & blues, aching feet and grins all round. Catch Count Skylarkin every Thursday at the end of the month downstairs in the cellar bar.

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Subfactory

May 31 @ 10:00 pm - June 1 @ 3:00 am

longest running free dnb event with special guests BENNY PAGE DOPE AMMO MCS SYE AND TRAFFIC plus residents NEIL MAC / TIMELESS / DEADLY P MISTA WONG

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June 2019

Summer Stories // End Of Exams Beach Edition

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

We celebrate our 1 year anniversary and the end of exams with the beach edition 🏖 Grab your speedos and get down to Purple Turtle for the biggest Stories edition to date... Reading's favourite day rave combines various genres of music, amazing drinks deals, shisha & a relaxed party vibe. Step into the famous Purple Turtle outdoor area for another incredible day! ☞ This event only allows acces for PRE PAID TICKETS ☞ 18+ ONLY ☞ Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE ☞…

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Dury Service (Tribute to Ian Dury) – live

June 7 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

This will be Dury Service's first appearance in Reading. Dury Service celebrate the life and rhymes of the legendary Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Come and have a blast!

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Verge – Hi-Density Records Label Takeover

June 7 @ 10:00 pm - June 8 @ 3:00 am

Verge DnB in the Dungeon presents: Hi-density records DJs on the night Kray-z G.U.Ten Knegativ Archaea Blckhry Br4vo Obsession MCs Bamski Mouthy Banditt Treason Krissy g Kruger Free Entry / ID4ALL / Music from 10.

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Don Letts Garden Party

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

The legend Don Letts joins us for an all day party in the garden! Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March 2003…

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: Ophelia Ray / Calum Foad

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE The Ophelia Ray Band - live Calum Foad - live

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Summer Stories – The Finalè W/ Big Miz 13.06.19

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

After our End of Exam Beach Edition sold out in just 7 minutes our loyal Stories followers have spoken out and we have listened... We present an additional Stories party and the 2019 Stories Grand Finalé! Purple Turtle welcomes Big Miz for the first time! His talent for catering to the dance floor has paid dividends when it comes to his productions, with the nuance and instinctive touch he presents on his releases on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, clearly…

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Mk II back at the Turtle

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Mark II are back at Purple Turtle, bring back all of their soul goodness

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SoundJam – Bowler & T.Bunts

June 15 @ 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 rolling out House & Tech with... Bowler & T.Bunts Tom Major Dark Horse Double L Hustle&Groove Free Entry / ID4/ALL

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BBC Music introducing LIVE: Atlantic Machine / I See Shapes

June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE AtlanticMachine - live I See Shapes - live

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Embeepee: Vinyl Staircase

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

We are very excited to have Vinyl Staircase back at the Purple Turtle on the 20th June! Expect an ecstatic show with NOISE/ FUZZ/ REVERB/ GAZE/ SLUDGE. Tipped by Wolf Alice’s Joel Amey “Like Television but with fat distortion pedals” “Rays of gleaming psych guitars chime over stamping drums and gorgeous lyrics” – NME.

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The Ding Dong Daddios

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We always love having The Ding Dong Daddios at Purple Turtle, the quintet will be performing on the 27th June, Come down for a blend of Jump Jive and Swing. Dance the night away through their combination of instrumental skills and vocal harmony, all evoking a feeling of nostalgia whilst maintaining a keen sense of the 'now'.

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Flashheart- live

June 28 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Party band that will blow minds at any festival, wedding, private event. Eye liner wearing, spandex clad rock gods..

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Subfactory

June 28 @ 10:00 pm - June 29 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Once a weekly event for over 8 years , Subfactory has now moved to a monthly show with extra events in other venues in between their residentcy with the Purple Turtle in Reading , Uk. Subfactory also provide a great platform for local up and coming talent and pride themselves on putting new talent on the map , Many young djs career have started at the Subfactory

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

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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Brother Strut- Attic Sessions Jam

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Here's your chance to come and see Brother Strut up close and personal for a jam session with some of the best musicians in the UK. This show is different to their normal shows, and is a mix of covers, guest musicians and sometimes some incredible impromptu 'one off' moments. They have sold out London's KOKO twice, Ronnie Scotts, and Camden Jazz Cafe on numerous occasions. PLEASE NOTE THE TIMINGS FOR THESE SHOWS: 5:00pm - doors 5:30pm - 7:00pm Brother…

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July 2019

Skint Mondays | Edgebarrow Prom After Party

July 1 @ 10:00 pm - July 2 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SKINT MONDAY'S & SKINT ROCK every Monday at Purple Turtle This week we welcome the Edgbarrow School - Official prom after party. Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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Comedy At The Turtle

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

Hosted by local comic Carl Richard, every week we bring you up to 8 comedians, some special guests might arrive, some newbies will test their material and some seasoned comedians will try out new jokes. All for FREE!! (From the 2nd of July)

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New Bass Order Presents: Turn Up Tuesdays 130 – WOBZ Takeover

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

NEW BASS ORDER UK presents: #TurnUpTuesdays #130 - D&B | Jungle - WOBZ Takeover | FREE ENTRY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 02/07/19 LINE UP TBA ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ UK Bass | House | UK Garage | Grime | DnB | Jungle | Ragga | Dub | Hip-Hop | Techno Turnin UP on a Tuesday... Weekly sessions, giving all DJs and MCs an opportunity to showcase their skills & talents alongside other DJs, MCs, producers, promoters and fans with the odd special guest here n there.…

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: Kayda May / Silqe

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Kayda May - live Silqe - live

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Verge – DnB in the Dungeon

July 5 @ 10:00 pm - July 6 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every first Friday of the month. Line up: DJs: Slither Farnos Eddmaster Evasion Corrosive MCs: D raw Bamski Rider Free Entry / ID4ALL/ Music from 10pm

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Mellor at Purple Turtle

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Mellor St. Peter's Dream Free entry 18+

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Skint Mondays | A Level Fest Ticket Giveaway

July 8 @ 10:00 pm - July 9 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

KINT MONDAY'S & SKINT ROCK every Monday at Purple Turtle With A-Level results fest looming we are giving away FREE tickets at this weeks Skint Monday! Attend to be in with a chance to WIN. Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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BBC Music Introducing: Bisou Noir / Static Son

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

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music introducing LIVE Bisou Noir - live Voodoo Radio - live Static Son - live

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Tetes De Pois- Live

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

7-piece band mixing jazz, Afrobeat, hip-hop, and neo-soul – relaxed grooves and silvery horns setting you up perfectly for a Friday night." - Manchester Jazz Festival "Each band member demonstrates a great talent for their prescribed instrument whilst coming together cohesively to create a sound that soothes the audience” - Local Sound Focus

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12 Influences Present No Mids For Kids

July 12 @ 10:00 pm - July 13 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Infleunces presents Guildford's newest dnb night No Mids for Kids. Lineup OB1 Mata b2b Sabz Bunnie b2b Mela Hosted by Tonedef

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Budafinga Breaks – Hip Hop & Breaks Garden Party

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We kick off our summer Garden Party schedule with the fantastic Budafinga Breaks tearing up the courtyard with Hip Hop and Breaks! Free Entry! Kids welcome until 6pm

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SoundJam – House & Tech

July 13 @ 10:00 pm - July 14 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: House & Tech all night supplied by residents and guests featuring... Rob Randell Chloé Mae Free Entry - ID4ALL

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Skint Mondays | Every Monday Night

July 15 @ 10:00 pm - July 16 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Every Monday Night Purple Turtle presents Skint Mondays! Saucy Drink Deals All Night: Selected pints £3 Selected bottle beer £2.50 VKs £3 Jagerbomb £2.50 COCKTAILS - 2-4-1 all night long Music Policy: Room 1 - SKINT ROCK, pop punk, metal & classic rock anthems Room 2 - Vibes will be kept high moving through the sounds of house, grime, hip hop and much more

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