Reading And Leeds organisers launch new London festival Community

Its inaugural event will run from November 3-5 at various unusual venues around Shoreditch

Festival Republic, the organisers of the Reading and Leeds festivals among others, have announced details of a new urban festival to take place at various unusual venues around the Shoreditch area of London later this year.

The multi-venue festival, Community, has been described as an “emerging talent event inspired by a love of the fact that live music just never stops getting better”.

The inaugural event will run from November 3-5 in the Shoreditch area of the capital. The festival has been billed as taking place in “butchers and bakers and the basement offices and loft bedrooms” as well as “some of the more established venues of Shoreditch”.

A press release reads, “Drawing on many usages of the word, Community will bring together the music community with the living, working and visiting communities of musicians and music lovers of Shoreditch”.

The statement continues: “An opportunity to embrace the music, bands, DJs and producers that will dominate our ears and airwaves for 2016 and beyond. The inaugural Community will showcase emerging talent across the genre diverse music scene that only London and the UK does best.”

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, says the festival will “represent the energy of our musical culture and the innovation of one of the most innovative and vibrant areas in the UK.”

This year’s Reading and Leeds festivals will run from August 28-30. Read a list of 15 acts not to miss at the festival.