Reading and Leeds Festival organisers have confirmed that this year’s event will be postponed following the global Coronavirus outbreak.
The festival will now return to both sites across the 27 – 29 August 2021 weekend.
In a statement, organisers said “Reading and Leeds will no longer be taking place this year. 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 across the August bank holiday weekend, with headliners Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against The Machine. The 2021 line-up is expected to be revealed in due course.
More as it develops.