Reading & Leeds festival boss awaits drug testing licence for

Reading and Leeds organiser, Melvin Benn, hopes to follow the lead of several other festivals this summer with the introduction of drug testing, but claims the Home Office need to issue a special licence for this to take place. Melvin told the BBC: “The drugs testing is complicated because of the law [but] it’s not complicated […]Read More

Boomtown Fair sells out for ninth year running

Boomtown: Chapter 9 as they would prefer it to be called, has sold out of tickets in the last week for the ninth year running. The festival, which expands year on year, now boasts a 60,000 capacity. Boomtown are also introducing some cutting edge drugs safety measures this year, following a small but significant number […]Read More

Bluedot Festival close to selling out with one week until

Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot Festival have announced they are close to selling out of weekend camping tickets, with less than one week to go before the gates open. Running over the weekend of July 7th 2017, headline acts include Alt-J, Orbital, and Pixies. Release 3 tickets are currently onsale for £159 plus fees, with day tickets […]Read More

First acts announced for V Festival 2017

V Festival have made their first line-up announcement ahead of the 2017 festivals, scheduled to take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th August. Saturday night at V Festival North (Staffordshire) is now set to feature Jay-Z, Pete Tong, Ellie Goulding, and Stormzy. Sunday night will feature Pink, Rudimental, Craig David, and Jess Glynne. […]Read More

Bestival to move to Dorset for 2017 event

Bestival organisers have announced plans to relocate from their Isle of Wight site to Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The site has played host to family-oriented sister festival ‘Camp Bestival‘ for nearly a decade, due to celebrate it’s own tenth anniversary with the July 2017 event. The move is a reduction in capacity for Bestival, having […]Read More