A children’s music festival has requested permission from the council to go ahead with its event in Prospect Park this July.

Raver Tots is seeking a licence for the family event on July 25 from 1pm to 6.30pm, having rescheduled from the previous date of May 16.

The line-up includes Artful Dodger, Jaguar Skills and The Wideboys.

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The music festival is for children aged 12 and under, with adults only allowed to attend with a child and a maximum of three adults to one child.

Babies are free of charge if carried in a sling, while all other under-12s require a child ticket.

Children 12 and over need adult tickets.

The event includes a fun fair, free rides, play areas and inflatables, while music will be “at safe levels for little ears”.

Raver Tots Reading

Raver Tots Reading

For adults, there is a licenced bar.

Tots Events Ltd has applied to Reading Borough Council (RBC) for a premises licence for:

  • Regulated Entertainment (Sunday, 11.30am to 7pm)
  • Sale of alcohol (Sunday, 11.30am to 7pm)

The closing date for representations in support or against the application is June 9.

You can view the application here: https://www.reading.gov.uk/business/licences/alcohol-and-entertainment-licences/current-premises-licence-applications/raver-tots-festival/

Will the festival be able to go ahead?

Restrictions on large events and performances could be eased on June 21, the final step of the government’s roadmap.

The government says this step will take place no earlier than this date and it hopes to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact.

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This would allow nightclubs to re-open and festivals to take place.

But the government says this will be subject to the results of a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where it will trial the use of testing and other techniques to cut the risk of infection.