Leeds Festival 'cancelled' because of coronavirus concerns
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Leeds Festival 'cancelled' because of coronavirus concerns

The iconic Leeds Festival has been canceled due to concerns about the corona virus outbreak.

Thousands of music fans have bought tickets for the three-day festival that takes place during Bank Holiday weekend in August.

It would be the headline of Rage Against The Machine, Stormzy and Liam Gallagher, LeedsLive reports.

However, local MP Alec Shelbrooke has confirmed it will not go ahead.

Several other UK music festivals, such as Glastonbury, Radio’s 1 Big Weekend and Download, were canceled in March due to concerns about the virus, which has now killed more than 31,000 people in the UK.

But tickets to Leeds and her sister Reading Festival went on sale in March and April, and organizer Republic Republic didn’t respond to dozens of fans asking if the event would be canceled.

Tickets were announced on the festival websites on Tuesday.

Nearly 100,000 people attended last year’s event to watch performances by big names like Foo Fighters, The 1975, and Post Malone.

Festival Republic has been approached for comment.

Earlier this year, Glastonbury announced it was canceling its 50th anniversary this year and giving the 135,000 festival goers a chance to switch what they had already paid for tickets to the 2021 event.

Refunds were also offered to people who did not want to take this opportunity.


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