Reading and Leeds festival, one of the most popular festival weekender has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Organisers of the festival said: “We were hopeful we could deliver the ultimate festival to you in August … however it has become clear it is just not possible.” Ticket holders can opt for a refund or roll their ticket over to 2021’s event.
The festival had been due to host headliners Stormzy, Rage Against the Machine and Liam Gallagher over the August bank holiday weekend. nearly 200,000 people attend the two events, which feature the same lineup of artists.
As one of the last events to run in the festival season, its cancellation looks likely to mean that no festivals will go ahead at all this summer. The organisers did however try to end things on a positive note announcing "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 that Reading and Leeds 2021 will be worth the wait."