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Festival Republic hosts another crime conference

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Reading and Latitude promoter Festival Republic will again host a conference focusing on combating crime at British music festivals next week.

It will be the fourth year that promoters of many of the UK’s music festivals have come together with law enforcement agencies to share intelligence, discuss best practice and “communicate a strong and cohesive message to criminals that their actions will not be tolerated”. Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn will chair the event alongside Chief Superintendent Andy Battle of West Yorkshire Police.

The conference, takes place next Wednesday, and will include reps from the Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Bestival, Rockness, Download, Isle of Wight, T In The Park, V, Womad, Creamfields, Secret Garden Party, Global Gathering, Hackney Big Weekend, Great Escape, Oxegen, Green Man, Sonisphere and Wireless festivals.

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