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Can see all festivals been off sadly, some of the September gigs may go ahead. I can't help but feel events of 20k+ aren't going to be doable

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On 3/30/2020 at 2:18 PM, syc1818 said:

Full british lineup could be a cool thing if the fest is on 

Would absolutely love this! 

Stormzy 

Liam Gallagher 

Biffy Clyro x Gorillaz 

= Mental. 

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On 3/30/2020 at 4:18 PM, Dukey said:

Can see all festivals been off sadly, some of the September gigs may go ahead. I can't help but feel events of 20k+ aren't going to be doable

Me neither, Ibiza does a lot of shows and they are resigning to be only half a season max, been on lockdown from very early. I think it's somewhere that people would prefer to wait for a year too, I was looking to go September but not sure I'd fancy this year.

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Silly thought maybe, but would the festival being postponed until sometime in September be realistic?

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8 hours ago, VCK said:

Silly thought maybe, but would the festival being postponed until sometime in September be realistic?

Why would postponing the event by a few weeks make any difference? Things are either alright by august / September or they aren’t.

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If festivals aren't good end of August then it's highly unlikely any will go ahead in September either. So there's hope for R&L, it's just very slim at this point in time. Still, it is 4 and a half months away and who'd have thought 4 and a half months ago we'd be where we are.

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sooner or later, Business and the economy will take priority over peoples health, and there will be a lot of pressure from big business on the government to end the lockdown.

Id expect the government to start easing things end of april/may, and that by July/August they'll start allowing large gatherings again, so im sure we will see festivals this year, although they'll all be crammed into a short as time frame as possible.

That then throws up the question of the weather!!!

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12 minutes ago, KinkyKeith said:

sooner or later, Business and the economy will take priority over peoples health, and there will be a lot of pressure from big business on the government to end the lockdown.

Id expect the government to start easing things end of april/may, and that by July/August they'll start allowing large gatherings again, so im sure we will see festivals this year, although they'll all be crammed into a short as time frame as possible.

That then throws up the question of the weather!!!

This will probably happen closer to the winter than in the summer. In the summer most people take time off anyway. Once it gets to winter time that is when the pressure will come in.

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Gigs at The O2/SSE Arena were allowed to take place within 7 days of the lockdown beginning on 24th March.

Of course the converse won't be true, but I'm still optimistic that the lockdown will over in June at the very latest and then that gives us at least 2 months before Reading.

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Manics in Halifax has been rearranged to September. Not that they're really much of a band who are relevant to R&L these days, but as others have mentioned it looks like people are expecting things to subside by then.

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On 3/28/2020 at 7:49 PM, R Shah said:

I just cant see why so many bands have rescheduled tours for early August if there wasn't some concrete advice that gatherings should be fine by then if the government's plan works. 

Surely as a promoter, it would be wayyyy too risky to reschedule a tour to August then have to reschedule again?

Because venues are pretty free over summer whilst artists are on the festival circuit 

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I don’t think large gatherings will be permitted for a long time to come yet.

Lockdown will be lifted as the economy won’t sustain without it but will come back again when numbers start to spike. 
 

Large gatherings won’t be permitted until a vaccine is found and that won’t be until next year.

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Brighton Pride in August has been cancelled. I imagine that R&L’s cancellation will come soon.

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Yeah now 1 August event is gone I don't hold out hope for R&L. A majority of those attendees have only just finished high school this year and just finishing college on a nornal year, is that's off until September then that'll be it I reckon. There is enough event for September already and I won't be surprised if September is done as well. 

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1 hour ago, Gerard the Fab said:

MCR still hasn’t been cancelled which surprises me!!

The Foals tour starts in less than a month and they’ve still not addressed that yet either, which is cutting it a bit fine.

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Reading have emailed about getting a refund the latest installment I've paid, deferring until june.

Doesnt sound like they are thinking of cancelling just yet.

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4 hours ago, TheWaters said:

The Foals tour starts in less than a month and they’ve still not addressed that yet either, which is cutting it a bit fine.

Hope it's put back well into the future - September's already looking stacked for me! Possibly even next summer as they have a mixture of indoor/outdoor dates.

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8 hours ago, TheWaters said:

The Foals tour starts in less than a month and they’ve still not addressed that yet either, which is cutting it a bit fine.

Gerard Way put the Queen song The Show Must Go On on his insta last night, which i see as a sign but who knows

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3 minutes ago, Gerard the Fab said:

Gerard Way put the Queen song The Show Must Go On on his insta last night, which i see as a sign but who knows

I think they're going cancel it.

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Official news today said that lockdown restrictions could be lifted at end of May if people adhere to the rules. Let's call that mid-late June as a worst case scenario. 

Still leaves 2.5 months to R+L! Surely it wouldn't take 2.5 months for no lockdown developing into large gatherings allowed? This is assuming things continue to improve, and surely the govt. won't risk lifting lockdown until that's next to certain? 

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3 hours ago, R Shah said:

Official news today said that lockdown restrictions could be lifted at end of May if people adhere to the rules. Let's call that mid-late June as a worst case scenario. 

Still leaves 2.5 months to R+L! Surely it wouldn't take 2.5 months for no lockdown developing into large gatherings allowed? This is assuming things continue to improve, and surely the govt. won't risk lifting lockdown until that's next to certain? 

Even if the lockdown is lifted there's still going to be cases of Covid in the country, hosting an event as big as R&L with such little sanitation would be irresponsible and i'm sure the organisers recognise that, if we go straight back to our old ways when this lockdown is done there will be a second outbreak

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The first festival to happen is going to be scrutinised and checked like a fine tooth comb anyway. It’s probably bad PR to be the first festival to go ahead.

We’re long off that being an issue anyway.

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17 hours ago, R Shah said:

Official news today said that lockdown restrictions could be lifted at end of May if people adhere to the rules. Let's call that mid-late June as a worst case scenario. 

Still leaves 2.5 months to R+L! Surely it wouldn't take 2.5 months for no lockdown developing into large gatherings allowed? This is assuming things continue to improve, and surely the govt. won't risk lifting lockdown until that's next to certain? 

I assume that will be for our internal quarantine measures, not opening the borders for international travel.

Even when borders do reopen it will be dependant on the global situation & will still be a few months after that until people willingly travel for non essential trips. 

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Facebook memories telling me that today 3 years ago we got the last big announcement for 2017 which filled out the lineup with stage splits etc.

How depressing that the next announcement we’ll probably be getting this year will be telling us how to get refunds or something lmao. Reckon we deffo would’ve had another announcement by now if this was genuinely going ahead and acts hadn’t pulled out.

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