Reading Festival handed license for 2021 event
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Reading Festival handed license for 2021 event

    Reading Festival has officially been granted a license from local authorities for this summer’s event. It will feature performances by Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, and Post Malone.

    The event is scheduled to go ahead from August 27th to 29th and will feature six headliners for the very first time. Even though restrictions are set to ease on July 19th, it has looked touch and go whether the festival would go ahead, but now Reading Borough Council has given it the green light.

    The council had previously cast doubts over the festival earlier this year. However, it has emerged that last week they handed organisers Festival Republic the license they needed for the event to go ahead next month.

    “Festival Republic have had their licence approved and given the recent Government announcement that Covid restrictions will cease from July 19th, we would anticipate the festival will go ahead,” a spokesperson for the council has commented.

    “As with all festivals this summer, there will need to be detailed consideration on how Covid-19 risks can be minimised. Therefore, should the festival run, we will work with Festival Republic and our partners in the police, fire and ambulance service to ensure our part in the event running as smoothly and safely as possible.”

    Festival Republic recently held the successful Download Pilot event, which saw 10,000 campers return to the fields for three days of live music with no restrictions in place.


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