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AEG Presents eyes camping festival

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Live music and festival organiser considers to expand its business into camping events. Photo as seen on AEG Presents Facebook page. Arcade Fire #InfiniteContentTour

AEG Presents has revealed plans to launch a camping festival in the UK, Music Week has reported.

The live music organiser had in the drawing board a new multi-day event in Knebworth Park next summer, but it is understood the idea has been put on halt for 2018. However, the company has confirmed plans to produce a camping festival “outside of a city” in the coming years.

“The last thing the UK needs is another festival – what it really needs is a great festival. There are some tired festivals and some tired theories on festivals out there and we think there’s a gap in the market,” AEG Presents co-CEO Toby Leighton-Pope, told Music Week.

Leighton-Pope said he likes the idea of having a big event outside of a city, and that it can be done in a different way. He argued that “the customer demands it and they’re not getting it right now”.

The AEG boss have said, however, that plans for a camping festival have been put on hold until 2019.

Access continues to seek an interview with the company in relation to this announcement as well as to expand on the launch of All Points East festival this week.