Melvin Benn

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Melvin Benn said : “It very much feels like the return is very real and its significance for us as promoters, but also for artists and attendees, is huge,” External link

guardian Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “The demand for tickets this year is significant, so all of my shows are in a really strong position,” “But unless the government extend the VAT break we will definitely not make up what we lost in 2020 and to a lesser extent 2021” External link

guardian Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

southernminn Monday, June 21, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

hiawathaworldonline Monday, June 21, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

contactmusic Monday, June 21, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

contactmusic Monday, June 21, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “It’s emotional and hugely exciting. And I’m confident that, providing you put people in an environment where they are all tested or vaccinated, people can enjoy music very safely,” External link

guardian Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “It’s emotional and hugely exciting. And I’m confident that, providing you put people in an environment where they are all tested or vaccinated, people can enjoy music very safely,” External link

guardian Friday, June 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “For Latitude, I’ve got a local farmer who is building dressing rooms for the comedy stage for me out of wooden posts because I can’t get the dressing rooms,” “My team keep coming back to me saying, ‘We can’t find this’, but we have to find other solutions” External link

observer Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “For Latitude, I’ve got a local farmer who is building dressing rooms for the comedy stage for me out of wooden posts because I can’t get the dressing rooms,” “My team keep coming back to me saying, ‘We can’t find this’, but we have to find other solutions” External link

guardian Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn commented : "Following the huge success of our Sefton Park event, we are delighted to contribute to Phase II of the Government's Events Research Programme with the creation of the first three-day camping festival which will be the Download Pilot at Donington Park. This massive next step will help us understand and study the safe return of large-scale festivals with no social distancing or facemasks over a full weekend... the return of the full festival experience we have all been waiting for and a much needed return to work for musicians, backstage crew, caterers and many more that form part of the UK's exemplary live music industry" External link

contactmusic Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “We’ve worked really hard to do everything right behind the scenes – all the testing – to create an atmosphere that didn’t feel sterile and didn’t feel as though you were in a test or a pilot show or an experiment,” “And we’ve created an atmosphere that people will remember from 2019. People will think, this is what they have been missing” External link

herald Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “There’s an awful lot of festivals riding on the success of this,” “That’s huge economically, but it’s huge from an emotional point of view, from a human wellbeing point of view. I’ve seen people break down here with the emotion of seeing people again, and I fear that if we don’t bring that back, that isolation that a lot of people are living through will just become unbearable” External link

herald Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “The truth is, unless the government provide it, there’s real vulnerability for the rest of the summer,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “We’ve worked really hard to do everything right behind the scenes – all the testing – to create an atmosphere that didn’t feel sterile and didn’t feel as though you were in a test or a pilot show or an experiment,” “And we’ve created an atmosphere that people will remember from 2019. People will think, this is what they have been missing” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 3, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “There’s an awful lot of festivals riding on the success of this,” “That’s huge economically, but it’s huge from an emotional point of view, from a human wellbeing point of view. I’ve seen people break down here with the emotion of seeing people again, and I fear that if we don’t bring that back, that isolation that a lot of people are living through will just become unbearable” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 3, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “The truth is, unless the government provide it, there’s real vulnerability for the rest of the summer,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 3, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "We've worked really hard to do everything right behind the scenes - all the testing - to create an atmosphere that didn't feel sterile and didn't feel as though you were in a test or a pilot show or an experiment," "And we've created an atmosphere that people will remember from 2019. People will think, this is what they have been missing" External link

bbc Monday, May 3, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "There's an awful lot of festivals riding on the success of this," "That's huge economically, but it's huge from an emotional point of view, from a human wellbeing point of view. I've seen people break down here with the emotion of seeing people again, and I fear that if we don't bring that back, that isolation that a lot of people are living through will just become unbearable" External link

bbc Monday, May 3, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "The truth is, unless the government provide it, there's real vulnerability for the rest of the summer," External link

bbc Monday, May 3, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn claimed : “drugs are no more of an issue at festivals than in everyday life” External link

guardian Monday, March 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn told : “I’d say to the critics: open your eyes. Like it or not, drugs are part of society,” External link

guardian Monday, March 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn added : "After an absence of a year we are delighted to announce the 2021 return to Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park in 2021 with our most epic plan yet. “Two main stages, six headliners, the best line up of acts 2021 will see and 200,000 fans are going to celebrate the best music in the best music festivals in Britain”. With artists such as Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone and Disclosure, Bramham Park is set for an epic weekend. Liam is among the six headlining acts (Image: Tom Maddick SWNS.com) Here is all you need to know about the acts playing, the line-ups, dates, and times for Leeds Festival 2021. Leeds Festival 2021 line-up. Leeds Festival 2021 has a huge line-up of acts. Stormzy is one of the headliners (Image: Getty Images for Bauer Media) Post Malone will be coming to the UK in 2021 (Image: Post Malone/Instagram) The six headliners are Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens Of The Stone Age. Other acts include big names such as AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Two Door Cinema Club. Meanwhile fans can also look forward to performances from Ashnikko, DaBaby and Fever 333, Madison Beer, MK and 100 Gecs. Mabel will be making an appearance (Image: Empics Entertainment) Scottish crooner Lewis Capaldi is on the list (Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage) Former Oasis frontman Liam wrote: " External link

themirror Monday, August 31, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Everybody will be tested … I’m very confident that it’s going to be remarkably similar to what it’s always been like. There are some things that you cannot change. You can’t tell a bunch of 16-year-olds to go camp carefully with social distancing … we can work through the problem with a really good testing regime” External link

guardian Monday, August 31, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "We will work closely with the Garda. The searching will be rigorous. " External link

themirror Friday, August 30, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Illegal drugs are illegal for specific reasons and that’s principally because they’re dangerous. What’s in the drugs, people don’t know and we urge people not to take drugs,” External link

thejournal Friday, August 30, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Not enough people have been listening,” External link

thejournal Friday, August 30, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "We have put in place a number of initiatives to help Reading Festival goers take proactive decisions about their carbon footprint and deal with their stuff responsibly. " External link

themirror Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Illegal drugs are illegal for specific reasons and that’s principally because they’re dangerous. What’s in the drugs, people don’t know and we urge people not to take drugs,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the Main Stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the main stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend" External link

yorkshireeveningpost Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Download Festival has gone from strength to strength in its sustainability and accessibility offerings. We have been awarded 4 star Creative Green Result by Julie’s Bicycle for the second year running, and level gold from Access Is For Everything last year, which is highest possible award for accessibility, so it only made sense to offer an on site programme for mental health, as well as physical. "By introducing Mind The Dog this year, we are hoping to provide a mindfulness haven in The Doghouse across the weekend, with meditation, sound baths, and more. "I couldn’t be prouder of how much Download Festival has accomplished already” External link

leicestermercury Monday, April 29, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "laziness on the part of the music industry" External link

skynews Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can't wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner – joining Kasabian and Muse – we've announced over 70 additional acts to this year's line-up – it's looking stronger than eve" External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, February 24, 2017 9:29:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. "Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance – we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up” External link

msn-uk Friday, January 27, 2017 2:33:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn added : "I'm thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance - we have so much more to announce and I can't wait to reveal the rest of the line up" External link

irishsun Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn added : “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up” External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. "Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance – we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "This year was easily my favourite Electric Picnic to date. We introduced some new areas to the site for 2016 which proved to be amazing along with implementing some changes from 2015 which were all a success. " External link

newstalk Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said ( about Florence Welch ) : "Florence is the big one for me," External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:47:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "I think all the tickets will be gone well in advance of the Picnic," External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:47:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Hot tubs and swimming in the lake will just be the icing on the cake for Latitude 2015 and I'm looking forward to welcoming back all our regular festival-goers, and seeing some new faces there this July" External link

sundaymirror Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:19:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Hot tubs and swimming in the lake will just be the icing on the cake for Latitude 2015 and I'm looking forward to welcoming back all our regular festival-goers, and seeing some new faces there this July" External link

themirror Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:03:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said ( about Reading ) : "The Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon" External link

independent Monday, February 2, 2015 11:15:00 PM EAT



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Mr Benn added ( about Melvin Benn ) : "It is 57 days from today until the opening of the campsite gates. This will be a massive 1,092 days between Tool closing on June 16, 2019 and Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10. The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates rose from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a litre bottle of water can be refilled in three seconds thanks to high flow technology in the arena. The Download Dog pictured alongside managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the entrance to the Tarmac Lake at Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is set to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans but many people still have tickets they purchased for the full 2020 festival which was cancelled because of the covid pandemic. Tickets are still on sale here for this year's festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro with more than 90 other bands over the three days. Andy Copping, who leads the team responsible for booking the acts, said: " External link

nottinghampost Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Benn added ( about Melvin Benn ) : "It is 57 days from today until the opening of the campsite gates. This will be a massive 1,092 days between Tool closing on June 16, 2019 and Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10. The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates rose from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a litre bottle of water can be refilled in three seconds thanks to high flow technology in the arena. The Download Dog pictured alongside managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the entrance to the Tarmac Lake at Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is set to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans but many people still have tickets they purchased for the full 2020 festival which was cancelled because of the covid pandemic. Tickets are still on sale here for this year's festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro with more than 90 other bands over the three days. Andy Copping, who leads the team responsible for booking the acts, said: " External link

thisisderbyshire Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Benn added ( about Melvin Benn ) : "It is 57 days from today until the opening of the campsite gates. This will be a massive 1,092 days between Tool closing on June 16, 2019 and Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10. The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates rose from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a litre bottle of water can be refilled in three seconds thanks to high flow technology in the arena. The Download Dog pictured alongside managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the entrance to the Tarmac Lake at Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is set to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans but many people still have tickets they purchased for the full 2020 festival which was cancelled because of the covid pandemic. Tickets are still on sale here for this year's festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro with more than 90 other bands over the three days. Andy Copping, who leads the team responsible for booking the acts, said: " External link

derbytelegraph Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

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Melvin Benn

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Melvin Benn said : “It very much feels like the return is very real and its significance for us as promoters, but also for artists and attendees, is huge,” External link

guardian Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “The demand for tickets this year is significant, so all of my shows are in a really strong position,” “But unless the government extend the VAT break we will definitely not make up what we lost in 2020 and to a lesser extent 2021” External link

guardian Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

southernminn Monday, June 21, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

hiawathaworldonline Monday, June 21, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

contactmusic Monday, June 21, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "It's extraordinary really. It's really fantastic. I am very heart-warmed by it all. " External link

contactmusic Monday, June 21, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “It’s emotional and hugely exciting. And I’m confident that, providing you put people in an environment where they are all tested or vaccinated, people can enjoy music very safely,” External link

guardian Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “It’s emotional and hugely exciting. And I’m confident that, providing you put people in an environment where they are all tested or vaccinated, people can enjoy music very safely,” External link

guardian Friday, June 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “For Latitude, I’ve got a local farmer who is building dressing rooms for the comedy stage for me out of wooden posts because I can’t get the dressing rooms,” “My team keep coming back to me saying, ‘We can’t find this’, but we have to find other solutions” External link

observer Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “For Latitude, I’ve got a local farmer who is building dressing rooms for the comedy stage for me out of wooden posts because I can’t get the dressing rooms,” “My team keep coming back to me saying, ‘We can’t find this’, but we have to find other solutions” External link

guardian Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn commented : "Following the huge success of our Sefton Park event, we are delighted to contribute to Phase II of the Government's Events Research Programme with the creation of the first three-day camping festival which will be the Download Pilot at Donington Park. This massive next step will help us understand and study the safe return of large-scale festivals with no social distancing or facemasks over a full weekend... the return of the full festival experience we have all been waiting for and a much needed return to work for musicians, backstage crew, caterers and many more that form part of the UK's exemplary live music industry" External link

contactmusic Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “We’ve worked really hard to do everything right behind the scenes – all the testing – to create an atmosphere that didn’t feel sterile and didn’t feel as though you were in a test or a pilot show or an experiment,” “And we’ve created an atmosphere that people will remember from 2019. People will think, this is what they have been missing” External link

herald Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “There’s an awful lot of festivals riding on the success of this,” “That’s huge economically, but it’s huge from an emotional point of view, from a human wellbeing point of view. I’ve seen people break down here with the emotion of seeing people again, and I fear that if we don’t bring that back, that isolation that a lot of people are living through will just become unbearable” External link

herald Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “The truth is, unless the government provide it, there’s real vulnerability for the rest of the summer,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “We’ve worked really hard to do everything right behind the scenes – all the testing – to create an atmosphere that didn’t feel sterile and didn’t feel as though you were in a test or a pilot show or an experiment,” “And we’ve created an atmosphere that people will remember from 2019. People will think, this is what they have been missing” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 3, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “There’s an awful lot of festivals riding on the success of this,” “That’s huge economically, but it’s huge from an emotional point of view, from a human wellbeing point of view. I’ve seen people break down here with the emotion of seeing people again, and I fear that if we don’t bring that back, that isolation that a lot of people are living through will just become unbearable” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 3, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “The truth is, unless the government provide it, there’s real vulnerability for the rest of the summer,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 3, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "We've worked really hard to do everything right behind the scenes - all the testing - to create an atmosphere that didn't feel sterile and didn't feel as though you were in a test or a pilot show or an experiment," "And we've created an atmosphere that people will remember from 2019. People will think, this is what they have been missing" External link

bbc Monday, May 3, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "There's an awful lot of festivals riding on the success of this," "That's huge economically, but it's huge from an emotional point of view, from a human wellbeing point of view. I've seen people break down here with the emotion of seeing people again, and I fear that if we don't bring that back, that isolation that a lot of people are living through will just become unbearable" External link

bbc Monday, May 3, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "The truth is, unless the government provide it, there's real vulnerability for the rest of the summer," External link

bbc Monday, May 3, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn claimed : “drugs are no more of an issue at festivals than in everyday life” External link

guardian Monday, March 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn told : “I’d say to the critics: open your eyes. Like it or not, drugs are part of society,” External link

guardian Monday, March 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn added : "After an absence of a year we are delighted to announce the 2021 return to Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ Bramham Park in 2021 with our most epic plan yet. “Two main stages, six headliners, the best line up of acts 2021 will see and 200,000 fans are going to celebrate the best music in the best music festivals in Britain”. With artists such as Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone and Disclosure, Bramham Park is set for an epic weekend. Liam is among the six headlining acts (Image: Tom Maddick SWNS.com) Here is all you need to know about the acts playing, the line-ups, dates, and times for Leeds Festival 2021. Leeds Festival 2021 line-up. Leeds Festival 2021 has a huge line-up of acts. Stormzy is one of the headliners (Image: Getty Images for Bauer Media) Post Malone will be coming to the UK in 2021 (Image: Post Malone/Instagram) The six headliners are Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens Of The Stone Age. Other acts include big names such as AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Two Door Cinema Club. Meanwhile fans can also look forward to performances from Ashnikko, DaBaby and Fever 333, Madison Beer, MK and 100 Gecs. Mabel will be making an appearance (Image: Empics Entertainment) Scottish crooner Lewis Capaldi is on the list (Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage) Former Oasis frontman Liam wrote: " External link

themirror Monday, August 31, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Everybody will be tested … I’m very confident that it’s going to be remarkably similar to what it’s always been like. There are some things that you cannot change. You can’t tell a bunch of 16-year-olds to go camp carefully with social distancing … we can work through the problem with a really good testing regime” External link

guardian Monday, August 31, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "We will work closely with the Garda. The searching will be rigorous. " External link

themirror Friday, August 30, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Illegal drugs are illegal for specific reasons and that’s principally because they’re dangerous. What’s in the drugs, people don’t know and we urge people not to take drugs,” External link

thejournal Friday, August 30, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Not enough people have been listening,” External link

thejournal Friday, August 30, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "We have put in place a number of initiatives to help Reading Festival goers take proactive decisions about their carbon footprint and deal with their stuff responsibly. " External link

themirror Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Illegal drugs are illegal for specific reasons and that’s principally because they’re dangerous. What’s in the drugs, people don’t know and we urge people not to take drugs,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the Main Stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Following the meteoric rise of Billie Eilish since we first booked her on the line-up, we are thrilled to be moving her to the main stage to allow as many fans as possible to see what we are sure is going to be one of the highlights of the weekend" External link

yorkshireeveningpost Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “Download Festival has gone from strength to strength in its sustainability and accessibility offerings. We have been awarded 4 star Creative Green Result by Julie’s Bicycle for the second year running, and level gold from Access Is For Everything last year, which is highest possible award for accessibility, so it only made sense to offer an on site programme for mental health, as well as physical. "By introducing Mind The Dog this year, we are hoping to provide a mindfulness haven in The Doghouse across the weekend, with meditation, sound baths, and more. "I couldn’t be prouder of how much Download Festival has accomplished already” External link

leicestermercury Monday, April 29, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "laziness on the part of the music industry" External link

skynews Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can't wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner – joining Kasabian and Muse – we've announced over 70 additional acts to this year's line-up – it's looking stronger than eve" External link

ibtimes-uk Friday, February 24, 2017 9:29:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. "Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance – we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up” External link

msn-uk Friday, January 27, 2017 2:33:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn added : "I'm thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance - we have so much more to announce and I can't wait to reveal the rest of the line up" External link

irishsun Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn added : “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up” External link

panarmenian-en Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. "Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance – we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "This year was easily my favourite Electric Picnic to date. We introduced some new areas to the site for 2016 which proved to be amazing along with implementing some changes from 2015 which were all a success. " External link

newstalk Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said ( about Florence Welch ) : "Florence is the big one for me," External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:47:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "I think all the tickets will be gone well in advance of the Picnic," External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:47:00 AM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Hot tubs and swimming in the lake will just be the icing on the cake for Latitude 2015 and I'm looking forward to welcoming back all our regular festival-goers, and seeing some new faces there this July" External link

sundaymirror Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:19:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said : "Hot tubs and swimming in the lake will just be the icing on the cake for Latitude 2015 and I'm looking forward to welcoming back all our regular festival-goers, and seeing some new faces there this July" External link

themirror Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:03:00 PM EAT

Melvin Benn said ( about Reading ) : "The Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon" External link

independent Monday, February 2, 2015 11:15:00 PM EAT



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founder26.19%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
producer4.76%EN06/07/201607/06/2016
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Melvin BennEN68.27%
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Mr Benn added ( about Melvin Benn ) : "It is 57 days from today until the opening of the campsite gates. This will be a massive 1,092 days between Tool closing on June 16, 2019 and Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10. The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates rose from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a litre bottle of water can be refilled in three seconds thanks to high flow technology in the arena. The Download Dog pictured alongside managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the entrance to the Tarmac Lake at Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is set to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans but many people still have tickets they purchased for the full 2020 festival which was cancelled because of the covid pandemic. Tickets are still on sale here for this year's festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro with more than 90 other bands over the three days. Andy Copping, who leads the team responsible for booking the acts, said: " External link

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Mr Benn added ( about Melvin Benn ) : "It is 57 days from today until the opening of the campsite gates. This will be a massive 1,092 days between Tool closing on June 16, 2019 and Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10. The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates rose from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a litre bottle of water can be refilled in three seconds thanks to high flow technology in the arena. The Download Dog pictured alongside managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the entrance to the Tarmac Lake at Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is set to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans but many people still have tickets they purchased for the full 2020 festival which was cancelled because of the covid pandemic. Tickets are still on sale here for this year's festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro with more than 90 other bands over the three days. Andy Copping, who leads the team responsible for booking the acts, said: " External link

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Mr Benn added ( about Melvin Benn ) : "It is 57 days from today until the opening of the campsite gates. This will be a massive 1,092 days between Tool closing on June 16, 2019 and Heriot playing the first guitar chords on June 10. The festival is also looking to improve its green credentials. Recycling and composting rates rose from 46% in 2018 to 59% in 2019 with zero waste going to landfill. All water bottles will be 100% recyclable and a litre bottle of water can be refilled in three seconds thanks to high flow technology in the arena. The Download Dog pictured alongside managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Benn (left) and Download Festival booker Andy Copping (right) at the entrance to the Tarmac Lake at Donington Park. The Tarmac Lake section of Donington Park is set to be used as part of the festival site, improving accessibility for festival goers. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Last year, a pilot festival was allowed to take place with just 10,000 fans but many people still have tickets they purchased for the full 2020 festival which was cancelled because of the covid pandemic. Tickets are still on sale here for this year's festival, which is expected to attract up to 85,000 people, when the main headliners will be Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro with more than 90 other bands over the three days. Andy Copping, who leads the team responsible for booking the acts, said: " External link

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