Is Reading and Leeds Festival 2020 cancelled? Organisers release statement

12 March 2020, 11:46 | Updated: 12 May 2020, 19:05

Rage Against The Machines' Zack de la Rocha, Liam Gallagher and Stormzy
Rage Against The Machines' Zack de la Rocha, Liam Gallagher and Stormzy. Picture: 1. Victor Chavez/WireImage 2.Press 3. David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns

Organisers have released a new statement confirming the festivals will longer take place this year. Find out more here.

Rage Against The Machine, Stormzy and Liam Gallagher were set to headline Reading & Leeds festival, but new information has bee released by the festival this weel. have let fans know they are "closely monitoring" the situation and have told music fans set to attend to follow the most up to date information from various official bodies.

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Is Reading and Leeds Festival 2020 cancelled?

Yes. Organisers have announced that this year's festival will not be taking place, and tickets will either be refunded or rolled over to 2021.

In a statement, they explained: "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 has become clear that it’s just not possible for this year’s festival to go ahead."

See their full statement:

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Can you get a refund for Reading & Leeds 2020?

With regard to refunds for Reading and Leeds festivals, they added: "We are working closely with our ticketing partners and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year."

In March 2020, Reading and Leeds organisers reassured festival-goers that the event would be still going ahead.

Their statement read: “At this time, Reading/Leeds Festival is going ahead as planned. Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately.

“We are closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and are working with event promoters and organisers as information evolves.

“If you are attending, please follow the most up to date information on the Coronavirus that is available at: World Health Organisation, UK Government and the NHS."

See the latest Reading and Leeds line-up below:

Reading and Leeds 2020 line-up so far
Reading and Leeds 2020 line-up so far. Picture: Press

Other acts who were set to play the festival included Courteeners, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender, Gerry Cinnamon and more.

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