Leeds Festival chiefs hold security talks after Manchester bombing

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Leeds Festival organisers have held talks with police and security groups about preparations for this year’s event in the wake of the Manchester pop concert bombing.

Festival Republic said further discussions would be taking place throughout the build-up to Leeds and the other music spectaculars it is staging over the summer months.

In a statement, Festival Republic told fans: “Our priority is, and always will be, making you safe at our festivals and events. We must all remain vigilant and stay strong together.”

The statement added: “Since [the Manchester attack], we have consulted with personnel at the very highest level and all the relevant police and security groups as we carry on with the preparation for this festival season.

“We talk regularly with the authorities and share intelligence throughout the festival season in order to protect our fans.”

Running at Bramham Park near Wetherby over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Leeds Festival will feature acts such as Kasabian, Eminem and Liam Gallagher.

Festival Republic’s other high-profile music events include next month’s Latitude and Wireless festivals, which are happening in Suffolk and London respectively.