3 Days Festival
- Friday 27, August 2021
- Saturday 28, August 2021
- Sunday 29, August 2021
Reading and Leeds festivals have detailed an extensive campaign to provide drug outreach for their attendees this month. This initiative is set in place as a way of deterring festival-goers from making dangerous decisions that could lead them down the path of addiction, which would ultimately ruin not only their lives but those around them’s too.
The campaign, titled ‘Look Out for Each Other is the first-ever drug advice from any major festival. The BBC reports that it will be launched ahead of this year’s bank holiday (August 27-29). Aiming to make young people aware of the risks associated with drugs, the campaign follows a study that found “one in five adults has never had face-to-face conversations about how alcohol and other drugs can affect your health.”
This year, Festival Republic and the local councils of Reading and Leeds are teaming up to launch “Look Out for Each Other,” a series of animations that will be shown on big screens around both festival sites across each event. It’s been designed as an interactive experience where viewers can choose their own path through different narratives with messages from stars including Stormzy or singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas.
Some festivals have taken steps in recent years towards more inclusionary environments by incorporating new features like family areas at some events (including this summer’s Glastonbury) but organizers say it is often easier said than done when trying to make everyone feel welcome – particularly those who identify themselves as LGBTQ+, disabled people or even just parents
COVID-19 has compelled many to reconsider their recreational drug use and may be a factor in deterring others from taking drugs. It’s hard for young people not living at home or going away to university, who have more freedom but also riskier social lives with less supervision than those staying puts, can find the right balance between safety and self-expression when it comes down to substances such as illegal ones like ecstasy that are used recreationally because of how they feel on your body.
One reason why COVID restrictions were lifted is due to some negative consequences following these new developments: Anya Buckley died after taking an unknown quantity of MDMA/MDMA powder before she went into cardiac arrest while two other deaths related partly by illicit substance abuse occurred.
Speaking of the campaign, Dan Burn, Leeds’s public health lead for alcohol and drug use said: “For some, it may be their first major event in a long time. For others, this is their very first one! Regardless we want to make sure everyone has fun.”
Dan Burn speaks passionately about his mission as Public Health Lead for Drugs & Alcohol at Leeds City Council – ensuring that people have safe and enjoyable nights out on the town while also being mindful of potential drug or alcohol-related risks.
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“The Mayor has always been very cognizant of the safety and well-being of his constituents, which is why he wants to make sure that these messages have become ingrained in people’s minds so they can take appropriate action when it matters most.”
This year, Reading and Leeds will feature six headliners with two main stages. The bill includes the likes of Disclosure (who recently headlined Glastonbury), Catfish & The Bottlemen, Post Malone, and Stormzy alongside Biffy Clyro announced to replace Queens Of The Stone Age.
Two Stages + Six Headliners = Two Main Events at this Year’s Tracking. This year’s lineup features many well-known artists including disclosure who just performed in Glasto; catfish & the bottle men; post-Malone plus stormzy – new additions include Biffy Clyro replacing queens of the stone age due to restrictions/ logistical issues.
Last month, it was announced that festival-goers attending the Reading and Leeds music festivals will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 status. Festival attendees need either a full vaccination with two doses received at least 14 days before the event or have had natural immunity through a positive PCR test within 180 days of entrance into these events. This requirement is needed due to recent outbreaks in Europe which has led many countries including England and France implementing restrictions on those wishing entry for large public gatherings where crowds may come together infected individuals carrying this deadly virus could easily spread throughout an entire population without any symptoms present until death takes its toll.
Reading & Leeds Festivals 2021 lineup
Friday 27, August 2021
- Catfish & The Bottlemen
- AJ Tracey
- Sports Team
Saturday 28, August 2021
- Post Malone
- Two Door Cinema Club
- The Wombats
Sunday 29, August 2021
- Liam Gallagher
- Gerry Cinnamon
- Biffy Clyro
- Neck Deep
- Bad Boy Chiller Crew
- Niko B
- Girl In Red
How much does reading festival ticket cost?
Reading Festival is typical £1,400 for a weekend ticket. Other options include a day ticket, Saturday-only ticket, and Sunday-only tickets. For 4 – £1,150.
If you are in the UK then most of your banknotes are classed as legal currency in England. You can bring up to £700 worth of foreign currency without incurring any additional costs when traveling to or from EU countries (excluding France). If you have more than this amount you will be charged by your bank for “foreign exchange services”.
weekend ticket cost?
- Classic ridge tent for 6 – £1,400; For 8 – £1,600.
- Emperor Bell tent for 6: £1,350.
- Crew hut for 4: £795.
- Luxury bell tent: For 2 – £895; For 4 – £1,150.
- Luxury tipi for 4: £1,350.
- Mini bedouin 1x double bed/ 2x single beds: £895.