The Rising Sun Arts Centre have today announced that the Here Comes The Sun music and arts festival is back for a mammoth tenth year in August!
On August 17 The Rising Sun Arts Centre will be once again opening its doors to an all-day festival of music, arts, dance, children’s activities, food, drink and everything the centre holds dear.
To celebrate the festival hitting a milestone year, organisers are welcoming back performance poet extraordinaire AF Harrold who’ll bring his distinct voice to the festival once more. We’ll also see return performances from rock duo WOLFS, punk elder statesmen New Puritans and electronic guru Tiger Mendoza. And Reading’s finest improv comedians reunite as Game On! Improv bring another hilarious performance, as well as a workshop where you can learn the fundamentals of improvised comedy.
Making their Here Comes The Sun debuts are political pop punk three-piece Launch Control, moody songsmith Master of None and father/daughter riffing rock duo Voodoo Radio. Plus we’ll have indie newcomers Harroland and the minimalistic and haunting sounds of KT King.
A spokesperson for the event said: “As it’s our tenth year, we’re planning some truly special celebrations, starting with the first round of names joining this year’s line-up.
“The whole Grade II listed building will be transformed into a colourful cathedral of culture. The doors to the centre are flung open to give our community all-area access, with art and decorations cropping up in every conceivable corner and performances happening on three stages – including the back garden. We even roll out the (fake) grass to make our courtyard a wonderful play area for kids!”
Here Comes The Sun Returns to The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading, August 17 from 11am to 11pm.
Entry is £8 in advance from wegottickets.com/event/463864, or £10 on the door. Free entry for children 14 and younger.