GET READING AND LEEDS READY!

We’re excited now that we can say Reading and Leeds is happening NEXT MONTH!

As part of our build-up to the two much-loved events, join us as we talk to the festival’s talent buyer Jon Mcildowie who has also created a treasure chest of a playlist featuring this year’s ‘must see’ acts.

Jon-McIldowie

How did you get the enviable role of becoming Reading and Leeds talent buyer? What does the role involve?

I started booking bands in my local city of Birmingham and then in London and things progressed from there. My day is spent negotiating with agents and managers, working with marketing and production teams and the evenings and weekends are often spent at gigs or over the summer going to a lot of festivals.

How do you think the festivals have developed over the years? What’s changed?

In recent years we’ve introduced a new rock stage, The Pit, which we programme…

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