DANCE MUSIC superstars Artful Dodger and Jaguar Skills will be performing to children at a family-friendly rave taking place in Reading this weekend.

Raver Tots, the UK's biggest and award winning family-friendly rave will be taking place in Prospect Park with 5,000 people set to attend.

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The line-up includes sets from some of the biggest names in dance music, including Jaguar Skills, Artful Dodger, The Wideboys, Kenny Ken, Harry Shotta, DJ Archie, who holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's youngest club DJ, and more.

Mike Pickets, founder of Raver Tots, said: "Given the enormous appetite for the return of events, we felt it was only right to use the platform to raise awareness for a good cause, and as such, we are excited to have teamed up with an amazing charity - Brain Tumour Research.

"Like events, charities have also faced enormous challenges over the past year, so we aim to support the company in raising vital funds and raise awareness for something so profoundly important.

"It's been a long wait and a hard time for so many people, being able to party together and make memories through music will last a lifetime, we think it is going to feel more magical than ever."

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There will also be activities including an interactive story session, free fun fair rides, soft play, face painting, arts and crafts, and a street food market.

Music is always kept at safe noise levels for children. Every event is fully risk assessed by a qualified Health and Safety planning professional and will adhere to any remaining covid restrictions.

Jason Rigby, Director of Marketing at Brain Tumour Research, said: "We are very excited to be working with Raver Tots and look forward to a fun-filled summer.

"Sadly, brain tumours affect so many young people and their families and the festival will be a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of this devastating and under-funded disease."

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Dr Rachel V. Gow, Child Neuropsychologist, Registered Nutritionist & Nutritional Neuroscientist, said: "As a neuroscientist, I know first-hand the impact music has to wellbeing and mood.

"It activates our feel-good hormones and lights up our brains across multiple networks. Dancing is also a great form of feel-good exercise.

"Raver Tots provides a super fun platform and winning combination of music and dancing to help everyone's mental health - parents and child alike!"

MC Alastair, from UK Garage Duo Artful Dodger, said: "Raver Tots is the most innovative festival out there. It teaches kids about the importance of dance music and brings families together.

"Us being fathers of young kids, we love playing there and taking them along with us."

Final release tickets start at just £20 and are available at