Festival Republic hires Jon McIldowie as Reading & Leeds talent buyer

Festival Republic has hired former promotions director for MAMA Group Jon McIldowie, who will replace Neil Pengelly as the music booker for Reading & Leeds Festivals.

McIldowie, who joins the London-based team on a full-time basis, has worked across festivals including Lovebox and Wilderness, as well as co-founding The Great Escape festival and convention.

McIldowie said: “After 12 incredible years with MAMA it’s time for a new challenge. I’ve grown up with Reading & Leeds and look forward to joining ...

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