Leefest: From the back garden to the big time

James Hanley

Lee Denny was far from the first teenager to disobey his parents’ orders while they were away on holiday, but he’s surely the first to start a successful festival in the process.

“My parents went on holiday and banned me from having a house party,” recalls Denny, with a grin. “Of course, being 16 years old at the time, I thought it would be genius - and we would get away with it - if we were to have a ...

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