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Transgressive Late-Night Takeover

The Friday night ‘silent disco’ at Reading Festival will be hijacked by a record label bringing their own line-up of ‘boundary-pushing’ acts.

Returning for its 11th consecutive year on the alternative stage, Transgressive Records will be running the stage from 9pm until late. A DJ battle hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stevens will play a number of artists as the team’s DJs go head to head to see who can create the best sing-alongs.

The alternative stage this year features huge acts, including Circa Waves, The Big Moon, Marika Hackman, Jen Long, and Bless DJs.

A Reading Festival spokesman, said: “Specially commissioned live visuals will be provided throughout the night, as well as more surprise appearances no doubt.”

Toby, co-founder of Transgressive, said: “Even after ten years of highlights, last year’s Transgressive Takeover at Reading was easily our best yet, with revelatory and packed sets from Loyle Carner, Fat White Family, Metronomy and, somewhat surreally, Super Hans of Peep Show fame.

“It’s an honour to be invited back again in 2017, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about who’s joining us.

“In Reading, we’ll continue our now-legendary silent disco party on Friday night. If scenes from last year are anything to go by, it’ll be once again gigantic. Radio 1’s Huw Stephens will be closing it out once again before an epic battle with our resident Bless DJs and Jen Long — it’s always huge, and a little bit hilarious.

“So, once the headliners hit the last note of their final song, you know where to be… come find us.”

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