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Dub Pistols to play UK’S First Pop up Festival alongside Lee Scratch Perry

THE UK’S first pop-up festival has added a slew of extra bands, DJs and musicians to its line-up The Chronicle can exclusively reveal.

The Outside:Inside festival, supported by The Chronicle, will feature a month of performances when musicians, poets, artists and theatre groups take over venues around Reading town centre in July, turning disused spaces, shops, bars and restaurants into artistic havens.

The ecletic festival, run by promoter and The Guide columnist Jack Hepplewhite and supported by Reading CIC, is back for its fourth year.

New additions to the line-up – which already boasts Lee Scratch Perry and The Fall – are renowned beatboxer Beardyman, dub band Dub Pistols, American rock band Hayseed Dixie, drum and bass legend Andy C and independent alt-folk band Tom Williams and the Boat.

Among the many local acts set to play during the festival’s run from July 9-30 are alternative teenage band Peers, experiental rhythm-driven group Amys Ghost, singer-songwriter Ben Marwood and electro duo Midimidis.

In addition to the music, there will be comedy from Experimental Rabbit Foot Comedy Club, poetry by Poejazzi and art from Jelly Open Art Zone.

A third wave of performer annoucements is expected at the festival’s free public launch party at the Oakford Social Club on Friday, April 29, featuring Kid Carpet, Benin City and Dan Le Sac.