Readipop 20th Birthday Party

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 26 Oct, 19:00

Door time: 7pm

Advisory age: Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult



Please note this is a standing event

Rowetta (Happy Mondays) + full band * Vienna Ditto * Rodney Cromwell (ex-Saloon) * The
Ady Baker Sound * Kill Committee * Ray Wills * Tabi Gazele * DJ Marcus Pearson (Rubicon Recordings). 

Readipop are particularly excited to announce that our 20th Birthday Party on Friday 26th October at South Street Arts Centre will be headlined by one of the highlights of this year's festival: Rowetta of Happy Mondays!

We're throwing a birthday bash of sorts to celebrate the wealth of talent we has seen grow over the years, featuring an inter-generational roster of Readipop associated acts. Members of performing acts Rodney Cromwell (Saloon), Vienna Ditto, Kill Committee, Marcus Pearson and The Ady Baker Sound all featured on the first Readipop CD we produced in 1998 while new talents Tabi Gazele and Ray Will are among the current acts on our Discovery & Development programme.

The (musical) cherry to the top of the birthday cake will be a special headline appearance from Rowetta. Rowetta is long-time member of infamous Mancunian indie heroes Happy Mondays and regular vocalist for Peter Hook & The Light and Hacienda Classical. She has even appeared on X-Factor with Simon Cowell describing her as “Amazing, but barking bloody mad”.

Rowetta’s live set at this year’s Readipop Festival was one of the highlights of the weekend for many who attended thanks to her incredible voice, song choice (including a memorable rendition of “You Got The Love”) and a brilliant full live band put together by Readipop and led by Grammy Award winning producer and UB40 bass player Don Chandler. The same band, who have all led local Readipop music projects, will reunite with Rowetta on 26th October especially for this special night

The gig features two rooms of music from 7pm until 11pm. and tickets are just £10 each (plus booking fee), under 14’s are free when accompanied by an adult. We hope you can join us for this special celebratory night!

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All ages welcome but under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.

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South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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