Is the Leeds Festival off?

By paul

The Leeds Festival could be postponed after council chiefs refused the festival permission to be granted an entertainments licence.

Although Mean Fiddler will now appeal against the decision, as things stand the show will certainly not go on…

Radio 1 report: “Mean Fiddler, the festival organisers are appealing against the decision, claiming that they have the backing of the police, the fire service and the ambulance service.

“Councillors and local residents complained about violence and the standard of toilets at last year’s event, but Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Mean Fiddler has said the preparations for this year have gone very well:

“It is an emotional judgement, but I am certain it will be overturned at the Magistrate’s Court. In fact, I am unsure what reason Leeds City Council will come up with to defend this bizarre decision and I am certain that Leeds Festival goers need not worry about the future of the event. It will go ahead.”

“The festival is due to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with The Prodigy, The Strokes, Slipknot and Guns ‘N’ Roses headlining. Tickets are remaining on sale.”

The appeal should get the festival the licences it requires… if not, well, this summer ain’t quite going to be as good…

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