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Festival Republic targets Dundee for new event

16 January 2020

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC (FR), promoter of events such as Reading (cap. 90,000), Leeds (80,000) and Latitude (35,000), has applied to stage a three-day, four stage festival in Dundee’s Camperdown Park in May.

Owned by Live Nation Entertainment, which also owns Scotland’s leading promoter DF Concerts and its Glasgow festival TRNSMT (50,000), FR has placed a public consultation advertisement in local press.

It revealed the application for an afternoon and evening event on Friday 23 May, plus two full days on the Bank Holiday Weekend of 24 and 25 May.

FR declined to comment to LIVE UK on the size or nature of the event and Dundee City Council was unable to reveal its licenced capacity.

However, local newspaper the Evening Telegraph speculates it may echo the format of Carnival Fifty-Six, a 15,000-capacity, two-day non-camping event, which took place in 2017, headlined by Mark Ronson, Basement Jaxx and Rudimental.

Promoted by Jigsaw Events & Management, the event folded in 2018 following a reported disagreement between directors.

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