Stories In The Park is all set to return to Reading’s Palmer Park for a third superb edition on Saturday June 18th. After Chase & Status headlined a huge sell-out year in 2021, Stories is back in 2022, once again boasting two stages of the most cutting edge international DJs from the worlds of drum & bass, bassline, garage, house and techno, this year’s headliners include Andy C, Sub Focus, Flava D, TS7, Mason Collective, Big Miz, Friend Within, Salute and more to come. This year is already set to be another sell-out year and tickets are on sale now, starting at just £20 and available here:

Here we speak to the team about their up and coming event.

Who is behind these events?

The team behind the event is TM Leisure. TM Leisure are also the people behind Stories In The Park, Entourage Project & many more of Readings respectable events

Why do you think this style of show has been so popular in recent years?

We believe that this style of show works so well as there is nothing similar around the local area where House & Garage lovers can unite

Who makes up the orchestra, where are they from & what is their background?

The House & Garage Orchestra is an Ensemble/Orchestra that performs House & Garage music live. The concept and project was established in 2015 by long time friend’s, music producer Shy Cookie (producer of UKG super DUO DJ Luck & MC Neat ) and events promoter Ishmael Hamilton

Tell us about the two stage setup & what differentiates each?

We have an amazing two stage setup the Main Stage consisting of the best in House & Garage with the infamous House & Garage Orchestra performing their special collaborative set, with huge names like Woody Cook, Dean McCullough, Switch Disco & Persona Sound alongside them playing strictly the best in House & Garage anthems

Our second stage consists of strictly Dance with the best in Dance anthems making their way down to Palmer Park. The legend Mousse T who is known worldwide for his chart toppers ‘Horny’ & ‘Sex Bomb ft. Tom Jones’ headlines the second stage, expect the anthems of a lifetime!

This proudly independent festival has made a huge impact in a short space of time. The first two editions set a high standard, with a real focus on high end production, loud and proud sound systems and line-ups that offered something fresh for the region. The two high-spec stages have their own carefully considered look, sound and feel, with one covering drum & bass and baseline, and the other delving into the worlds of house and techno.

Says the Director, Toby Mullins, “This is just the beginning for Reading’s brand new festival, Stories In The Park. We have plans to take it to the highest possible level and deliver the biggest live acts and DJs in the world.”