Reading & Leeds Festival

Reading & Leeds boss: “I think the festival season really can happen”

Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn tells NME what last weekend's Liverpool COVID pilot gig could mean for a summer of live music

Machine Gun Kelly, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender lead new additions to Reading & Leeds 2021

They lead the new acts heading to Reading & Leeds this August

Reading & Leeds boss on the chances of international acts being able to play

"The international acts that are playing Reading & Leeds are telling me that if it’s safe to come then they’re coming"

Festival boss on “historic” Liverpool pilot gig: “Punters will be able to behave like COVID never happened”

Melvin Benn explains what to expect from the Sefton Park show with Blossoms, The Lathums and Zuzu

Blossoms to headline COVID-19 pilot gig in Liverpool with no social distancing

5,000 local fans will head to Sefton Park next month for the test event, with no masks or distancing required

10 brilliant UK festivals to look forward to this summer

Whether you're up for rowdy indie or a rave in a tent – or both! – there'll be something for you

Reading & Leeds Festival will “almost certainly” require a Covid-vaccine passport system

Festival boss Melvin Benn is still confident that both events will take place in August

Council says “nothing has been agreed” on Reading Festival 2021 go-ahead

The festival, which is now sold out, confirmed last week that it is pressing ahead with its plans for this summer

Reading Festival sells out after organisers confirm it will go ahead in August

Ticket sales surged after the festival confirmed it will take place this summer