Reading Festival's Little Brother is back for another go - and THIS TIME it's BEING HEADLINED BY a local DJ favourite.
Last year's "A Different World Festival" attracted crowds of thousands, who gathered under the August sunshine to enjoy a mix of new and established acts including Mellor and headliners Little Mammoths - fronted by Noah and the Whale's Matt Urby.
This time around, there will be sets from a host of new acts, and it will all be capped off by a headline performance of Neal Veglio's new festival DJ brand - V3GLIO. Crowds will be treated to an exclusive first-look at a high-octane new kind of set fusing high-energy beats with rock music icons to provide a real dance-along opportunity for party-hungry 'real' music lovers.
A Different World Festival, which is the brainchild of local music fans Simon and Louise Turner, is aimed at providing a 'fully inclusive' festival for music lovers of all ages.
Talking about the return of Veglio to the day's bill, so-organiser Louise Turner said: "Neal kept our event flowing and got the crowd going. We were so impressed we've asked him back to host AND headline this year!"
Neal Veglio was once heard waking up listeners across Berkshire on local station JACK fm. He's delighted to be hosting a high-profile event in the area again.
Veglio said: "After years of holding things together on stages for radio stations, I've been looking for more worthwhile causes to bring my skills to. As a music lover myself, I adore having the opportunity to use my skills to bring more live music to people who might otherwise not have the privilege of hearing it."
The return is testament to the hard work and determination of the Turners who cite their son Sam as their inspiration. And it's been no easy task taking on the challenge for a second time. Louise said: "Last year it was well attended and gives those that sometimes have limited opportunities the chance to experience a music festival. Our festival gives them this opportunity. We have made some incredible friends along the way and learned so much more about disability and how difficult life can be, ourselves."
Tickets are now available to buy from their site at adifferentworldfestival.co.uk
Notes for Editors:
Organisers Simon and Louise Turner can be contacted via the site adifferentworldfestival.co.uk
The festival is taking place at Reading's Abbey Rugby Football Club