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Reading & Leeds Festival 2020 is still going on as planned. The U.K-based music fest is set for Aug. 28-30.

R&L recently sent an email to fans reassuring them that despite coronavirus concerns, the plan is to still move forward.

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The Reading festival is the world oldest popular music festival having begun in 1971. Leeds then joined in on the action in 1999. Ever since, punk, indie, and metal have been festival mainstays.

Artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, My Chemical Romance, Post Malone and blink-182 have all rocked the English yard.

This year, Reading and Leeds is set to play host to Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Rage Against The Machine. Other notable acts include All Time Low, Waterparks, FEVER 333 and Creeper.

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A full lineup can be seen below.

 

Well rest assured, Reading & Leeds, as of this point, is still happening.

The worry began to come following the massive influx of cancelations due to coronavirus concerns. Thus far, Coachella, SXSW and E3 have all been canceled or postponed.

In addition, Washington has placed huge regulations on public events, as has California and the National Basketball Association has suspended its season.

Reading & Leeds understood fans’ concerns and sent an email to assuage their concerns.

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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.

As stated, Reading & Leeds will occur on Aug. 28-30. All tickets and information are available here.

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If you plan on going to Reading & Leeds this year, watch the video of My Chemical Romance’s headlining performance from 2011 and remind yourself how cool this festival truly is.

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