Live music in Reading throughout April & May 2018

With Reading Festival only a few months away we can officially start to get excited about the prospect of seeing some of the world’s best live artists here in Reading. With Kings of Leon, the Kooks, Kendrick Lamar, the Vaccines and the Wombats set to headline the festival it should be another great year for music fans alike.

However, with the Festival still some way off there’s plenty of live music here in Reading to get your teeth into. Reading has long been known as a hotbed for live music and emerging artists, with a variety of venues and music genres on display there is something for everyone.

Here at Kings Road Student Accommodation we are ideally placed for our students to access the best live music venues Reading has to offer. Our quality student accommodations is located one mile from The University Of Reading’s main campus and a ten minute walk from Reading Town Centre.

For any students wanting to take in some live music over the next few weeks we have put together a handy list of festival’s and gigs you may find useful.

28th April 2018 – Are you Listening Festival

The festival returns for the 6th year running having already been nominated for two ‘Pride of Reading’ awards. Since launching in 2013, the one-day festival has raised more than £40,000 for Reading Mencap, a local charity that supports people with Learning Disabilities and their families.  The festival takes place across numerous venues in Reading and hosts a variety of emerging acts. For a full schedule and information on how to book your ticket please visit their website


4th May 2018 – Lower than Atlantis – Venue SUB 89

‘Lower than Atlantis’ are a UK rock band with a huge following. Some of their best know hits include ‘words don’t come so easily’, ‘another sad song’ and ‘Here we go’. For more information please visit the SUB 89 website

10th May 2018 – Reef – venue SUB 89

‘Reef’ are a UK rock band from Glastonbury. They have been releasing music since 1993 and some of their biggest hits include ‘Place your hands’ and ‘Come back brighter’. For more information please visit the SUB 89 website

17th May 2018 – 5ive & S Club 7 – venue SUB 89

Two of the 90s biggest bands are coming to Reading for an ultimate pop reunion. Tickets start at £22.50. For more information please visit the SUB 89 website

25th -28th May 2018 – Sun shine Music Festival

The Sun Shine Festival is a great family festival held in Padworth just on the outskirts of Reading. The Festival has announced a huge selection of tribute bands to perform as well as a silent disco tent and a fun fair. For more information see their website