Tuesday 19 February 2013, 11:28 | By Chris Cooke
Festival crime conference to meet again next week
Reading promoters Festival Republic will again host a conference to discuss combating crime at major music events. The annual Crime At Major UK Music Festivals Conference is now in its fifth year, with the latest edition due to taking place in Reading on 28 Feb.
Bringing together promoters from various British and Irish festivals, including Festival Republic’s own Reading, Leeds and Latitude, plus Download, T In The Park, V Festival, Secret Garden Party, Global Gathering, Womad, Lovebox and Oxegen, along with police chiefs who have major music events in their regions, the event aims to share knowledge and best practice to cut down crime rates at festivals.
This year safety and liaison issues around a cancelled event will also be discussed following the last minute cancellation of some high profile festivals last year, mainly due to bad weather.