Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Reading Festival announces acts for alternative stage and the return of the Cinema tent

READING Festival has announced the lineup for its Alternative stage, with a mix of comedy, DJs, and discos.

As well as the Alternative stage, it also announced the return of the Cinema tent, with film showings throughout the weekend.

Russell Howard and Reginald D Hunter are the comedy headliners, joined by Joanne McNally and Munya Chawawa.

Marcus Brigstocke, Tez Ilyas, and Lloyd Griffith will be among the comedians joining them at the stage, along with Andy Field, Becky Lucas, Ria Lina, and Mark Olver.

The festival also hosts the Comedy Store, which will see Nathan Caton, Phil Nichol, Sally Anne Hayward, and Lindsey Santoro take to the stage.

Outside of the stage’s comedy offerings, evening performances at the stage will see festival favourites Hot Dub Time Machine return to DJ.

They’ll be joined by Transgressive Late and Night Takeover featuring Let’s Eat Grandma.

Indie darlings Circa Waves and Black Honey will be performing DJ sets, along with Reading Festival stalwart Buttoned Down Disco.

Jess Iszatt and Emily Pilbeam will perform through BBC Introducing, as well as CJ beatz, Intheorious, and Bless DJs.

In the cinema tent, the festival will show a mixture of independent shorts and triple-A blockbusters.Thursday’s early entry will see The Batman, as well as Sina Solati’s Saye Skye – ADHD, and Sami Schinaia’s Nope!

Friday will see Free Guy and Uncharted, following Will Wightman’s Heart Failure.Saturday’s showings include Spider Man: No Way Home, Kristian Mercado’s Nuevo Rico, and Mitch Kalisa’s Play It Safe.Sunday will close the festival’s cinema offerings with Candyman and Alex Montilla’s Overkill.

For a more information and a full line-up of both the Alternative and Cinema stages, visit: www.readingfestival.com

By Chala Dandessa

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