Leeds festival cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

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Leeds and Reading organisers, Festival Republic, have announced today (12 May) that the three-day event, that was meant to take place in August, has been called off due to concerns over Covid-19.

In a statement issued on their official sites organisers said:

“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’s become clear that it’s just not possible for this year’s festival to go ahead.

"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."

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Festival Republic went on to said that they are "working closely with ticketing partners to process refunds" but fans do have the option to carry their ticket over to next year.

Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against the Machine were set to be headlining the main stage at Bramham Park in Wetherby this year.

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