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Down at the Abbey 2020

12th September 2020 @ 11:45 am - 11:00 pm

Down at the Abbey Festival returns for it’s second year!

Following the success of the first year, we are excited to be returning to the historic and beautiful Reading Abbey Ruins.

Expect two stages of stunning live music, delicious street food and award-winning craft beer and cider from Siren Craft Brew.

Tier One tickets are on sale NOW at

Down at the Abbey 2020
Sat 12th September 2020 | Reading Abbey Ruins, Reading


TIER 1 – £22.00 – On-sale | TIER 2 – £25.00 | TIER 3 – £27.50 | TIER 4 – £30.00

TIER 1 – £15.00 – On-sale

Free Entry – Registration Required

Tickets subject to Booking Fees.

*Please note – ALL under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult/ guardian *


Last year’s line-up included…
BC Camplight, Kathryn Joseph, The Wave Pictures, Tom Williams Music, Rozi Plain, Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists and many more brilliant artists…


Reading Abbey Ruins is a venue like no other. King Henry I started the construction of Reading Abbey in 1121 and once built, the great royal abbey was one of the largest monasteries in Europe for some 400 years, housing monks and religious relics including the hand of St James. In 1539, on the orders of King Henry VIII, Reading Abbey was destroyed, the monks were banished, and the Abbot was executed.

In recent years, the Grade 1 Listed ruins have undergone a £3 million renovation, re-opening to the public in June 2018. The independent team behind Down at the Abbey are extremely proud to host their festival in this truly unique and historical space in the heart of Reading.

Please note: This is an outdoor event. Line-up subject to change. All under 18’s require an adult guardian. Proof of age ID may be required. Free tickets available for Personal Assistants.


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @downattheabbey for the latest festival news. #DATArdg


12th September 2020
11:45 am - 11:00 pm


Abbey Ruins Reading
Reading, GB + Google Map

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