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Concerts at the mount

Following its fantastic opening year in 2023, our unique concert series On The Mount At Wasing is returning in Summer 2024.

We're very excited to once again be partnering with music promotion company Senbla to bring you amazing concerts in the heart of nature. Tickets are on sale now & if you'd like to join our mailing list to find out more, you can request this by emailing events@wasing.co.uk or by clicking here

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On The Mount At Wasing 2024

Tickets to the On The Mount At Wasing 2024 concerts are sale now. Find out more at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/on-the-mount-at-wasing or click here

Artists

Find out more about the brilliant artists who'll be playing at The Mount in 2024

SENBLA PRESENTS 

ON THE MOUNT AT WASING 2024

Crowded House

Plus Support

17 June 2024

With a career that spans almost 40 years, Crowded House have enjoyed worldwide success. They have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and in 2016, the band was inducted into the ARIA – Australian Recording Industry Association – Hall of Fame.

Crowded House have also won several national and international awards including being named International Group of the Year at the BRIT Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

Paolo Nutini

Plus Support

18 June 2024

One-of-a-kind Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has cemented himself as amongst the finest artists of his generation, known for his live performances that mix his blue-eyed soul with a cross-genre musical kaleidoscope. Ivor Novello winner and multiple BRIT Award nominee with a remarkable 18 Platinum certifications in the UK alone, experience Paolo’s incredible vocals like never before in our spectacular woodland amphitheatre, The Mount.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Princess Superstar & Fat Tony

26 June 2024

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has cemented herself as pop royalty having entertained the nation both through their screens and live in sold-out venues up and down the country with her Kitchen Disco. She has performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, released a top 10 album, and recently seen her song ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ experience an incredible resurgence around the world after featuring in the closing scene in the film, Saltburn. This will be her biggest-ever headline show, turning The Mount into The Dancefloor for one night only.

 

Jungle

Plus Support

27 June 2024

Jungle are one of the hottest names to emerge in British electronic music for the past decade. The duo comprising of Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland were shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize with their debut self-titled album.

Their fourth album ‘VOLCANO’ was released to critical acclaim earlier this year alongside a feature-length film of the same name. The single ‘Back on 74’ became a huge hit, going viral with over a billion views across TikTok and Instagram inspired by its dynamic music video that millions are recreating.

 

Underworld

Plus Support

29 June 2024

Underworld are a true one-off , who are just as at home headlining the world’s biggest festivals and events, playing underground techno clubs and warehouses, sound-tracking theatre productions or taking over art galleries.

Having cemented their place in the ’90s underground techno scene, the group’s definitive breakthrough came in 1996 when their timeless anthem ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ became the soundtrack of a generation after it was featured in the film Trainspotting. The success of that single catapulted the band from the underground into the heart of the mainstream. The following two decades saw them build on that success while never compromising; selling millions of albums, performing countless sold-out shows, providing scores to productions by Academy Award winning directors Anthony Minghella and Danny Boyle, exhibiting in galleries, and sound-tracking the Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

The Venue

Explore The Mount & its facilities

Facilities include:-

* Woodland Trail - A beautiful 10 minute amble through Wasing's woodlands to The Mount

* Food Glade - Ignite your senses with a delicious feast 

* Accessible Viewing Area

* Vehicle Parking

* Pick Up & Drop Off Points

 

 

Woodland Trail

The woodland trail is an opportunity to leave everyday reality at the entrance and an unique arrival into a mindful space; present & in the moment for a powerful connection with music, people & planet

Follow the winding paths, that take approximately 10 minutes to amble along, through Wasing's beautiful woodland to The Mount. You may encounter upon smudging along the trail; an ancient practise of burning sage to heal the mind, heart and body and you'll have the opportunity to contemplate at one of our sacred spaces, lovingly decorated with restorative sculptures set within the heart of nature

Food Glade & Bars

In our beautiful woodland Food Glade, ignite your taste buds with a tantalizing selection of world cuisines including tasty seasonal dishes, vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options and sweet treats. We also have a choice of bars within the amphitheatre serving a lip-smackingly good array of non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy in beautiful surroundings

Hospitality

Enjoy a warm Wasing welcome, great views of The Mount and a vibrant food & drinks menu before & during the concert.

Hospitality tickets include access to Hilltop, a limited capacity space with spectacular views of the amphitheatre, bespoke bar and food offerings, dedicated loos, bar and hospitality lane fast track access.

As a Hospitality ticketholder you are also welcome to enjoy all areas of The Mount and can choose whether to stay at Hilltop or wander around the venue and find a viewpoint of your choice to enjoy the show. 

Please note that food & drinks is not included within hospitality tickets.

Accommodation

Here's our guide to accommodation options for The Mount 

BELL TENTS

If you'd like to stay at Wasing, you can book a bell tent by clicking here

Bell tents are for 2 person occupancy & are £195 + booking fee.

In the event that bell tents sell out, please email events@wasing.co.uk and request to be added to our bell tent waiting list

LOCAL HOTELS

We don't offer hotel rooms for concert evenings at Wasing but there are many hotel accommodation options in neighbouring towns to Wasing to choose from. Please find below a local selection

Malmaison, Reading https://www.malmaison.com/reading

Holiday Inn, Reading https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/reading/reaws/hoteldetail

Pentahotel, Reading https://www.pentahotels.com/hotels/united-kingdom/reading

Hotel Novotel, Reading https://all.accor.com/hotel/5432/index.en.shtml

Travelodge, Central Reading https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/64/Reading-Central-hotel

Travelodge, M4 Services Eastbound, Reading https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/238/Reading-M4-Eastbound-hotel

Travelodge, M4 Services Westbound, Reading https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/65/Reading-M4-Westbound-hotel

Hilton, Reading https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/lhrhrhi-hilton-reading/

Crowne Plaza, Reading https://www.cp-reading.co.uk/

Hotel Ibis, Reading https://all.accor.com/hotel/5431/index.en.shtml

Parkside International Hotel, Reading http://parksideinternationalhotel.com/

Best Western, Reading Calcot https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-reading/best-western-reading-calcot-hotel/propertyCode.83831.html

The Cedars Hotel, Reading https://www.hospitalityuor.co.uk/accommodation/cedars-hotel/

The Vineyard, Newbury www.the-vineyard.co.uk

The Hare & Hounds, Newbury https://www.hareandhoundsnewbury.co.uk/

The Chequers Hotel, Newbury https://chequershotelnewbury.co.uk/ 

Travelodge, Newbury https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/508/London-Newbury-Road-hotel

Berkshire Arms Hotel, Midgham https://www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/berkshire/berkshire-arms/hotel/

Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel, Newbury https://www.westgrangehotel.com/

Premier Inn, Grazeley Green www.premierinn.com

Premier Inn, Newbury www.premierinn.com

The Lodge, Newbury Racecourse https://www.thelodgenewbury.co.uk/

The Elephant At The Market, Newbury https://theelephantatthemarket.com/

Hilton Double Tree, Newbury https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/nbynbdi-doubletree-newbury-north/

Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa, Newbury https://www.donningtonvalley.co.uk/

Donnington Grove Hotel, Newbury https://www.donnington-grove.com/

Travelodge, Chieveley https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/56/Newbury-Chieveley-M4-hotel

Bunk Inn, Curridge https://www.thebunkinn.co.uk/

De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading https://www.devere.co.uk/wokefield-estate/

Sandford Springs Hotel & Golf Club, Kingsclere https://www.sandfordsprings.co.uk/

The Hind’s Head, Aldermaston https://www.hindsheadaldermaston.co.uk/

The George & Dragon Hotel, Tadley https://georgedragonhotel.com/

Bel & The Dragon, Kingsclere https://www.belandthedragon-kingsclere.co.uk/

The Wellington Arms, Stratfield Turgis https://www.wellingtonarmshampshire.co.uk/

Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke https://www.thehampshirecourthotel.co.uk/

We don't partner with any other venues offering accommodation, nor make recommendations on where to stay. Travel to Wasing from other accommodation venues & return journeys should be organised in advance by the ticketholders. Please visit the "Getting Here" section for details of local taxi companies.

Getting Here

The Mount is located at Wasing Estate, Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, RG7 4LY which is near Reading in Berkshire.

Here's our guide to travelling to & from the venue

Getting to the concert:

By Road

The Mount is located at Wasing Estate, Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, RG7 4LY which is near Reading in Berkshire.

When approaching the venue, please follow event signage for Wasing Concerts. The entrance is approximately ½ a mile from Aldermaston village. The exact location can be viewed at the What3Words location here

If coming from the M4, whether coming from the East or the West, please leave the M4 at Junction 12.

If coming from the North, leave the A34 at the M4 J13 Chieveley junction and take the M4 East. Leave the M4 at Junction 12.

If coming from the South, leave the M3 at Junction 6 (Basingstoke) and take the A339 North then the A340 through Tadley.

Please expect to experience a higher volume of traffic than normal.

Pick up & Drop off

If you are being dropped off or picked up by friends, family or a taxi, please follow the signage to the dedicated pick up and drop off point. Please do not get picked up or dropped off in other locations as a traffic management system will be in place and routes may be blocked.

 By Taxi

Here's a list of local taxi companies. Due to high demand, please ensure that all taxi journeys are booked in advance. Please note that it is a 10-15 minute walk from the taxi drop off point to the amphitheatre and vice versa. 

AAA Cars, Reading http://www.taaaxi.com/ Tel 0118 950 4030

Atlantic Cars, Reading https://www.atlanticcars.co.uk/ Tel 0118 910 1010

Bliss Cars, Reading https://www.blisscars247.com/ Tel 0118 986 0001

Kennet Cars, Reading https://kennetcars.com/ Tel 01189 86 66 66

Ace Cars, Reading https://acecarsreading.co.uk/ Tel 01189 67 67 67

Eco Cars, Reading http://www.taxiinreading.co.uk/ Tel 01189 660 331

Yellow Cars, Reading https://yellcars.com/  Tel 0118 9666 555

Cabco, Newbury https://cabco33333.com/ Tel 01635 33333

Go Green Taxis, Newbury https://www.gogreentaxisltd.co.uk Tel 01635 800 990

Broadway Cars, Newbury  http://www.broadway-cars.com/ Tel 01635 847784

Ave Cabs, Newbury https://www.ave-cabs.com/ Tel 01635 31212

Jars Cars, Basingstoke  https://jarscars.co.uk/ Tel 01256 819844

A& Cars, Basingstoke https://www.aandachauffeurcars.com/ Tel 01256 976888

Delta Cars, Basingstoke http://www.deltacarsbasingstoke.com/ Tel 01256 242428

Compass Executive Cars, Fleet https://www.compassexecutivecars.co.uk/ Tel 0118 970 2233

Tadley Cars, Tadley https://www.tadleycarsprivatehire.co.uk/ Tel 0118 327 4260

By Rail

The nearest train stations are:-

Midgham is 2 miles (5 minutes) - N.B. This station doesn’t have a taxi rank

Aldermaston is 2.5 miles (6 minutes)

Thatcham is 5 miles (11 minutes) 

Theale is 7½ miles (15 minutes) 

Newbury is 9½ miles (25 minutes) 

Reading is 11½ miles (25 minutes) 

Basingstoke is 11 miles (25 minutes)

Please ensure that you book a taxi from the train station to The Mount and all return journeys in advance due to high demand. 

By Air

The nearest airports are:- 

London Heathrow (38 miles)

Southampton (44 miles)

London Gatwick (72 miles)

Accessibility

Click here to view our Accessibility Guide to The Mount

FAQs

View our Frequently Asked Questions below for all the latest information

Pick up and Drop off:

If you are being dropped off or picked up by friends, family or a taxi, please follow the signage to the dedicated pick up and drop off point. Please do not get picked up or dropped off in other locations as a traffic management system will be in place and routes may be blocked. The pick up and drop off point is a 10-15 minute walk from the amphitheatre so be sure to bear this in mind when arranging lifts and booking taxis. 

Taxis:

Please visit the "Getting Here" guide for contact details of local taxi companies. We recommend booking all taxi journeys in advance due to high demand on concert evenings.

Trains:

Please visit the "Getting Here" section for a list of all local train stations. If you are planning to travel to The Mount from the station and vice versa by taxi, we recommend booking all taxi journeys in advance due to high demand on concert evenings.

Accommodation:

Please visit the "Accommodation" section of this page for details of local accommodation offerings. We do not offer accommodation options at Wasing Estate for concerts apart from the Solstice At The Mount event for which limited camping  is available. To access the Solstice At The Mount campsite, you'll need to purchase Option 2 tickets.

Entry Information:

The amphitheatre is accessed via a beautiful woodland trail which is a 5-10 minute walk from the car park.

Please ensure you are wearing suitable footwear for undulating woodland. This is a rural site so it's best to leave your stilettos at home! Please ensure you leave enough time to access the amphitheatre and to undergo security checks.

General Admission Entry Gate:

There is one public entrance which audiences will be directed to by stewards from the car parks.

Accessible Entry Gate:

Please follow the same entrance instructions as provided in the "Getting Here" section. Upon entry, further instructions will be provided by stewards.

Car Parks:

Please follow event signage on approach to the venue and once through the gate, please follow instructions from the car parking stewards.

Car parking is in a grass field.

The car park will be open from 4.30pm.

To save time please book your parking ticketing prior to your arrival, this can be done by clicking here Tickets will be available online up to 24 hours before the event. Tickets will be available to buy on arrival to the car park at increased cost – £15 card only.

Concert Timings:

Timings vary concert by concert. Please visit the "Concerts" page to view show start & end times, artist set timings and car park opening hours for each concert. 

Our bars and food outlets will remain open after the show for you to enjoy a final refreshment before heading home.

There is no readmission after entry.

Please make sure you have your tickets saved to your iPhone or Android wallet as reception in the area may be intermittent. This will save time when entering the amphitheatre and avoid any queues at the box office.

Children

We advise that the event may not be suitable for young children, especially those under 2yrs of age. However, if you do arrive with a non-ticketed child under 2yrs old, please report to the box office where an attendant will provide a complementary ticket. All children 3yrs and older will need to have a purchased ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Buggies and necessary care bags will be permitted, but please be advised that additional security checks may take place. We recommend that all children should wear ear defenders when attending concerts.

Animals

Animals, with the exception of registered assistance dogs, are not permitted. If you are bringing a registered assistance dog, please bring proof of registration to the Box Office.

Alcohol

Alcohol will be available to purchase at the Gabriels, Jack Johnson, Primal Scream, Ben Howard and Sigur Ros concerts. 

Prohibited items:

You are not allowed to bring umbrellas to Wasing concerts. As we cannot always rely on British weather, please make sure you have appropriate clothing fit for rain or shine.

The amphitheatre is set within a natural environment with grass underfoot so please ensure appropriate footwear is worn – leave your high heels at home!

Seats and chairs of any kind are not permitted into the events. This includes seat sticks and inflatable seats. You are permitted to bring a blanket to sit on, although you may be asked to pack this up when the show starts.

Food and drink bought from outside of the amphitheatre is not permitted however there will be a range of delicious food and drink traders inside the amphitheatre. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Free drinking water is available so please do bring an empty reusable bottle or 1x sealed 500ml plastic water bottles.

Glass is not allowed into the amphitheatre.

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere on site, unless in a dedicated, signposted smoking area.

It is strictly prohibited to bring into the venue any weapons, knives, guns, sharp objects, alcohol, illegal substances, legal highs, fireworks, pyrotechnics, sparklers, fires, BBQs, smoke bombs, confetti canons, air horns, lasers or flares.

Bags larger than A3 will not be permitted. All bags will be searched at dedicated security points. Personal searches may also be conducted at this point.

Animals, with the exception of registered assistance dogs, are not permitted. If you are bringing a registered assistance dog, please bring proof of registration to the Box Office.

Drones are strictly prohibited. 

Commercial or professional photography, videography or dronography is not permitted.

Tickets provide access to the event listed on your ticket only. Access to any other area of the Wasing Estate or any other event taking place on site is not permitted.

Please place any rubbish in the bins provided or take it away with you.

Covid-19:

Customers are asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19 and to take extra precautions if they live with someone who is symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID-19.

 Contact Us

* For ticketing enquiries if you purchased your tickets from Ticketmaster, please contact Ticketmaster customer services here

 

* For general (non-ticket) enquiries, please email wasing@senbla.com 

 

Contact Us

* Follow us @wasing1759 on Facebook & Instagram and Senbla on Facebook & Instagram

* To hear about events at The Mount, you can join our mailing list by clicking here

* Email us at events@wasing.co.uk

Press & Marketing enquiries: Contact Faith Knight Head of Marketing & Communications via marketing@wasing.co.uk