Gigs, concerts and live music in Reading. Local bands, touring acts, music festivals and who’s playing at Reading’s top music venues, such as the Purple Turtle, Sub89 and the Rising Sun Arts Centre.

Top gigs in Reading in June

Reading is one of the most exciting places to see live music in the country this month. Catch Sean McGowan, Public Image Ltd, Roves and more gigs in Reading in June 2018.

Top gigs in Reading in May

Keep enjoying live music in town this month with our pick of the top gigs to see in Reading in May, including The Velvet Hands, Haley Heynderickx, Pink Diamond Revue and more.

Haley Heynderickx interview

Haley Heynderickx is a Portland based singer-songwriter. Ahead of her intimate show at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Sunday 6 May, Haley talks to Explore Reading about her debut album, touring, and her favourite musicians from her city.

Idles band

Ten acts you need to see at Are You Listening Festival 2018

Discover the ten acts you should make sure to see at Are You Listening Festival 2018. From new bands to local acts and big names, like Idles and Field Music, make the most of the Reading music festival.

Idles band

Top gigs in Reading in April

Get out to these incredible gigs to watch in Reading in April. including Japanese cult rock band Shonen Knife, up-and-coming indie stars Swimming Tapes, BBC Introducing at Purple Turtle and one of the best events of the Reading music calendar, Are You Listening Festival.

Introducing: Saltwater Sun

Saltwater Sun are an alternative rock band based in Reading, blending pop sensibilities with hard hitting riffs and soaring melodies. Find out about the local Reading five piece in our Reading band profile.

Top gigs in Reading in March

Local gig night Club Velocity celebrate their 15th birthday, Mellor play BBC Introducing and alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr take to Sub89. It’s the best gigs to see in Reading in March 2018.

British Sea Power

Top gigs in Reading in February

Check out our picks of the gigs to watch in Reading in February 2018, including Inheaven, British Sea Power and Ed Lofstedt.


Inheaven Interview

Chloe from Inheaven speaks about their Reading gig, their shoegazey, alt-rock and what the band get up to in between shows.


Introducing Reading band Mellor

Get to know why you should follow Reading band Mellor, a local alt-rock four-piece with infectious, high energy songs and forceful live show.