Returning to conquer after-hours on the Alternative Stage at Reading Festival for the ninth consecutive year, heavyweight independent heroes Transgressive Records will be bringing their biggest and boldest line up yet to ensure the festivities continue long after the headliners have finished.

Hijacking Reading on Friday, and Leeds on Saturday and Sunday night, the stage runs from 9.30pm until late, bringing a wealth of boundary-pushing acts in a series of exclusive appearances.

The Alternative Stage at Reading Festival on Friday will be a non-stop indie rock party with back to back DJ sets from rock's finest including Peace vs Hinds, BBC Radio 1 favourite Huw Stephens vs Pulled Apart By Horses, Transgressive Sound System vs Rockfeedback DJs and a closing set by Jen Long vs Bless DJs. Specially commissioned live visuals will be provided throughout the night, as well as more surprise appearances.

Toby L, co-founder of Transgressive, said: "Every year the Transgressive Takeover at Reading gets bigger and bigger, and it's such a joy to return once again in 2016. Last year the legendary Mike Skinner and Jackmaster killed it, whilst prior to that the likes of Kelis, London Grammar, Disclosure, Two Door Cinema Club, SBTRKT and so many more.

"This time, we cannot wait to welcome Loyle Carner - one of the most important new artists on the planet right now - to the stage, plus Fat White Family, Honne and all our guest DJs, not least a very welcome return from Metronomy.''


Weekend tickets - £205 + £8 booking fee Day tickets - £59.50 + £7 booking fee (Reading Saturday SOLD OUT) Early entry permits - £20 (No booking fee - Reading SOLD OUT) Campervan permits - £75 (No booking fee) Reading car park - £10 (No booking fee) Tickets available at or