UK: Organisers of the award winning music and arts festival LeeFest have announced their decision to take a fallow year in 2015. After a period of rapid growth the 2,500 capacity festival has outgrown its current venue in South London. The festival is set to move to a new venue in 2016 following the hiatus.
Festival director Lee Denny commented: ‘LeeFest has reached another monumental stage in its exciting story. We could move to our new site in a hurry and pull off a reasonable party, but we’re more ambitious than that. The festival is still run entirely by volunteers, despite its exponential growth, so we don’t often get a chance to work on the big picture stuff. This is a unique opportunity for us to make LeeFest more sustainable, more creative and even more awesome in the long term.’
LeeFest is best known for its new music line-ups, supporting artists such as Young Fathers (2014 Mercury Prize Winners), Bastille, London Grammar, Clean Bandit and Rae Morris in the early stages of their careers.
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