THE full line-up of acts performing in the stunning Reading Abbey Ruins for a new festival in September have been announced.

The independent team behind Down At The Abbey are excited to launch the festival in the truly unique and historical space in the heart of Reading.

Topping the announcement is off-kilter dream popster Rozi Plain.

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Rozi is a touring member of This Is The Kit, and but has toured solo alongside Devendra Banhart and counts Bon Iver and The National as fans.

The quirky indie stalwart Darren Hayman also joins the bill.

As a member of famed indie band Hefner, Hayman recorded an impressive twelve live sessions for music legend John Peel.

The kaleidoscopic Rachael Dadd has also been announced.

Spending most of her time as a touring musician in Japan, Dadd has performed her lo-fi psychedelia at End of the Road, Green Man and Glastonbury Festivals.

Rachael has also toured the world alongside This Is The Kit, Laura Marling and Francois and The Atlas Mountains, as well as the aforementioned Rozi Plain.

Aldworth Philharmonic Soloists are set to perform too.

The classical group are an off-shoot of Reading's esteemed Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra, who blew away crowds at Are You Listening? Festival in April and were awarded a Cultural Award for their public performance ‘Schumann at the Station’ last year.

The other acts announced are local hero and former Pete and The Pirates member Pete Hefferan; Reading's hottest indie band The Keep Cats; multi-talented Welsh songstress Bryde; punk looper soloist The Amazing Tiger Band and stomping country entertainers Damien A. Passmore and Dr. J.

Already announced to perform in the historic medieval ruins are live-wire piano maestro and festival headliner BC Camplight; hauntingly talented folk singer and Scottish Album Of The Year winner Kathryn Joseph; Moshi Moshi Records signed indie stalwarts The Wave Pictures and previous BBC 6 Music Album Of The Year-picked folk rocker Tom Williams.

The line-up is completed by Electro-blues livewires Vienna Ditto (playing an exclusive comeback show); local party starters Saltwater Sun; piano pop-er Ever Hazel; country blues duo The August List; and member of (David Bowie tribute) Holy Holy, Jessica Lee Morgan.

Festival organiser Dave Maul said: "We're extremely proud of the diverse and talented line-up we've got together to perform in the serene abbey ruins.

"The space is really magical and with this amazing group of artists performing, plus the delicious food and drink line-up, we're sure Down At The Abbey will really make a mark."

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