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Reading & Leeds Festival boss to launch new festival in 2013

Melvin Benn hints at very small event next year

published: Fri 10th Aug 2012

Melvin Benn

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
Friday or Saturday £85, Sunday day tickets and weekend tickets sold out
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 27th Aug 2012

Melvin Benn the Reading & Leeds Festival boss, has told Music Week, (here), that he will be launching a new small festival next year.

Melvin Benn
The festival organiser said in an interview that, "It's going to be a very small festival, very independent, very tiny." He revealed that he will be revealing more details about the event in September or October.

The festival boss who also runs Latitude revealed that he is optimistic about the festival scene, and feels there's a place in the market to start a new event, adding, "I am very positive about it. Festivals is a very busy, probably saturated market but there will be new additions next year and there will be people that stop doing it next year - that's the nature of things. Overall, I feel very confident about it."

Benn's two major events, the twin Reading & Leeds Festivals take place on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August. Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

The line-up includes headliners The Cure, Kasabian, and Foo Fighters. Also confirmed are The Maccabees, At The Drive-In, Justice, Metronomy, Paramore and The Black Keys with their only UK festival appearances, Florence + The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Bullet For My Valentine, All Time Low, The Gaslight Anthem, Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six, Crystal Castles, Angels & Airwaves, Coheed & Cambria, Cancer Bats, Deaf Havana, The Vaccines, Enter Shikari, The Shins, OFWGKTA, Mystery Jets, Blood Red Shoes, Eagles Of Death Metal, Band Of Skulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Foster the People, The Courteeners, The Cribs, Billy Talent, Miike Snow, Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, SBTRKT, Katy B, Azealia Banks, and Jaguar Skills.

The festivals will feature a full line-up of over 150 acts over the weekend on six stages. For the line-up details, and stage splits, where available, please click here for Reading and here for Leeds.

General sale tickets are on sale now priced at £197.50 for a weekend ticket. Early entry tickets enabling festival goers to get into the site on the Wednesday are also available priced at £15, with campervan passes priced at £60, and lockers £15. Day tickets will be £85 for any day. Over 18's wristband will be optional, but allow those that look young to not have to carry ID around all the time.

Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person and per credit card for those booking online. U16s (15 & under) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.

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Coach travel with combined festival tickets can also be purchased. To buy coach tickets for Reading Festival with National Express click here. To buy coach tickets for Leeds Festival with National Express click here.

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Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
Friday or Saturday £85, Sunday day tickets and weekend tickets sold out
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 27th Aug 2012


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