Reading and Leeds Festival postpones to 2021

The festival will now return from 27 - 29 August 2021.

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Reading and Leeds Festival organisers have confirmed that this year’s event will be postponed. The festival will now return to both sites from 27 – 29 August 2021.

“Reading and Leeds will no longer be taking place this year,” the statement reads. “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.”

Reading and Leeds Festival had been scheduled to take place in August 2020, welcoming headliners Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against The Machine. The 2021 line-up will be revealed in due course.

“Finally, we encourage everyone to continue supporting our emergency services, who provide invaluable support and assistance at all our events and we again express our gratitude, admiration and thanks for their dedication and professionalism which is proving so vital at this time,” the statement concludes.

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

Reading Festival 2019 in action

Relive some of our 2019 highlights.

Feature: What we learned from Reading Festival 2019
Gallery: Reading Festival 2019 in photos
Interview: ALMA @ Reading 2019
Interview: Dream State @ Reading 2019
Interview: The LaFontaines @ Reading 2019
Interview: Sports Team @ Reading 2019
Interview: You Me At Six @ Reading 2019
Interview: Zuzu @ Reading 2019

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