THERE are now just two weeks to go until this year's Readipop Festival.

The three-day charity event, which takes place by the bank of the Thames in Caversham, will start on Friday, July 12.

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On Monday (June 24), Readipop Festival were named 'Festival of The Year' at Reading Cultural Awards ahead of the Christchurch Meadows festival.

With more than 70 per cent of the tickets now sold, the event, with all profits going to the Readipop music charity, is seriously hotting up and this Sunday (June 30, 12am) sees the final increase in ticket prices, which are still reasonable, starting at £18 for a day and £40 for the full weekend.

The Readipop music charity is proud to be bringing it's strongest and most diverse musical line-up yet to Reading for an affordable weekend alongside delicious street food, a Reading Etsy team market, boat trips plus workshops in music, arts, circus and dance for all the family..

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Headlining this year's three dayer are ambient house pioneers The Orb (performing a 30th anniversary greatest hits set), acid jazz heroes Brand New Heavies and re-formed nineties britpoppers Sleeper.

Also playing across the weekend are BBC 6Music A-Playlisters Ibibio Sound Machine, Notting Hill Carnival 'Good Times' legend Norman Jay MBE, Grammy nominated chart toppersMusical Youth, Soup from Jurassic 5's new project Fullee Love Collective, The Levellers and The Bluetones frontmen Mark Chadwick and Mark Morriss, video splicing comedy geniuses Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish, electro punks Audio Bullys, eighties indie pop charters The Primitives and Fuzzbox, soul sensations and Craig Charles favourites J.P. Bimeni amd The Black Belts and sharp witted Warrington four-piece Man and The Echo.

Readipop Festival director Gavin Lombos said: "After last year's festival saw our audience grow and awareness of our work increase, we were keen to build on this momentum with an even stronger music line-up whilst keeping ticket prices low and making it accessible to all.

2We feel strongly that we've achieved that and our excitement for the performances coming to Caversham this July could not be higher!"

Reading’s home-grown music festival also helps to support the Readipop Music Charity, with all profits going to support the charity’s work with disadvantaged and underrepresented musicians within the town.