Reading And Leeds Festivals Have Been Canceled Due To COVID-19

We knew this was coming, but it’s still a bummer.

Reading and Leeds festivals have been officially canceled due to COVID-19.

Organizers of the events released a statement saying:

“We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and we were hopeful we could deliver the ultimate festival to you in August, something to look forward to in these strange and confusing times. However, it has become clear that it’s just not possible for this year’s festival to go ahead.

We want to extend our gratitude to our teams, artists and partners who work so hard each year. And to our fans, we’re nothing without you – we thank you for your continued support and understanding. We’re already counting down the days to when we’re back in the fields we call home for the August Bank holiday weekend. We promise you that Reading and Leeds 2021 will be worth the wait.

Keep safe, keep healthy and look after each other.”

2020 ticketholders will be able to retain their tickets for the 2021 festivals. Organizers are currently working ticket partners to process refunds for fans.

Both events were originally scheduled to take place on August 28th —30th in Reading and Leeds, England with lineups featuring Stormzy, Migos, Rage Against the Machine, Liam Gallagher, slowthai, Run the Jewels, Denzel Curry, Fontaines D.C., and more.

 

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We’re so sorry to announce that Reading and Leeds 2020 will no longer be taking place. Please read our full statement above. Keep safe and see you all next year ❤️💛

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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