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Reading and Leeds festivals to go ahead this year, organisers announce


Reading and Leeds music festivals will take place in August this year, organisers have said.

This year’s Reading and Leeds lineup will be rolled over from the cancelled 2020 events, with headliners Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher set to headline.

The festival weekend runs from 27 to 29 August.

“Reading and Leeds 2021,” a post from the festival’s official Twitter account said. “Following the government’s recent announcement, we can’t wait to get back to the fields this summer. LET’S GO.”

Other acts booked to perform last year’s event include Lewis Capaldi, Two Door Cinema Club, AJ Tracey and Doja Cat.

The music industry has been one of the worst hit by the pandemic.

A number of high-profile figures in music, including Radiohead, Dua Lipa, Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and the Rolling Stones have called on the government to offer more support to the industry.

Organisers of an open letter signed by the above said there had been “hundreds of redundancies” since the pandemic began.



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