Live Music in Reading

Welcome to our live music listings. Live music in Reading is a vibrant scene and at The Retreat, we are proud to host gigs in Reading. We have been hosting live music events as one of the live music venues in Reading for decades. Check our listings to see what live bands are playing in Reading soon.

There is a strong history of live gigs in Reading. The largest event is the Reading Festival. But all year round there is are many local music venue delivery exciting programmes of live music.

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At The Retreat, we take great pride in selecting a broad range of music. We annually welcome the Kennet Morris Dancers, we have The Retreat Singes, an a cappella choir, as we well as full bands playing rock, blues, jazz, soul and R’n’B.

One of most popular events is the Village Easter Festival where we collaborate with The Lyndhurst and The Weather Station to bring a four-day music and beer festival to The Village. In 2019, we were also thrilled to have the Polish Club involved and the programme of live music included seventeen artists and bands.

The Retreat is renowned for being a small, friendly venue. Many people walk in the front bar and don’t realise there is a larger back bar where music is performed. The photo above is from the Village easter Festival 2019.

We list our events here, this is the main listing place for our gigs. For our full list of all events click here. We also actively use Facebook, Twitter and What’s On In Reading.

Keep an eye on our listings and follow us on social media. If you’ve not visited The Retreat before, why not plan on coming to a gig soon. We are just on the fringe of Reading town centre.