Mixed blessings: Festival bosses review 2016 season

James Hanley

It was a decidedly mixed year for the UK’s abundance of music festivals. Glastonbury smashed it (obviously), and Reading & Leeds both had strong outings, while V Festival’s pop facelift proved a hit with the public, if not with the critics. But it wasn’t all good news. T In The Park is taking 2017 off following another troubled year, and Download was hit by any festival’s worst enemy – torrential rain.

It wasn’t just the big boys that suffered either: ...

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