Mind over matter: Melvin Benn on Download's mindfulness initiative

James Hanley

Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn has spoken to Music Week about Download Festival’s mindfulness programme, which it is implementing in 2019 for the first time.

Running from June 13-16, the Mind The Dog initiative will include morning meditation, a healing sound bath in the afternoon and an evening class bringing a calming focus to elevate fans’ “state of consciousness”.

“We are living in a slightly more open society and more people are happy and willing to speak about their anxiety, ...

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