Reading & Leeds organisers have confirmed that 2021’s edition of the festival will go ahead, following new government regulations revealed earlier this week.
The COVID-19 recovery roadmap to lift restrictions suggest that live events may return no earlier than 17th May with limited capacity and social distancing measures. An exact date will depend on how the situation develops over coming weeks.
If everything goes to plan, though, all limits on social contact could be lifted by 21st June, meaning the event – set to take place across the August Bank Holiday weekend – would be free to go ahead without restriction.
Writing on Twitter, the official Reading & Leeds account exclaimed: “Reading and Leeds 2021. Following the government’s recent announcement, we can’t wait to get back to the fields this summer LET’S GO.”
This year’s Reading & Leeds features 6 headliners and 2 main stages. Stormzy, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Post Malone, Disclosure, Liam Gallagher and Queens of the Stone Age are set to top the various bills, with the likes of Ashnikko, Sports Team, 100 gecs, Beabadoobee and more also on the bill.
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