Organisers of the award winning music and arts festival have today announced their decision to take a fallow year in 2016.
After a period of rapid growth the 2500 capacity festival has outgrown it’s current venue in South London. The festival is set to move to a new venue in 2015, after a short hiatus.
Festival director Lee Denny says ‘LeeFest has reached another monumental stage in its exciting story. We could move to our new site in a hurry and pull off a reasonable party, but we’re more ambitious than that. The festival is still run entirely by volunteers, despite it’s exponential growth, so we don’t often get a chance to work on the big picture stuff. This is a unique opportunity for us to make LeeFest more sustainable, more creative and even more awesome in the long term.’
LeeFest is best known for its new music line-ups, supporting artists such as Young Fathers (2014 Mercury Prize Winners), Bastille, London Grammar, Clean Bandit and Rae Morris in the early stages of their careers.
Published on 06 January 2015 by Ben Robinson