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The production manager for the Red Rooster festival says he is ‘elated’ to be bringing the event back to a live audience at Euston Park in August.

James Brennan said as soon as the government officially set out its road map out of lockdown, he and the organisational team for the multi-genre festival were on the phone.

He said: “They set out plans for no restrictions on events from June 21. Our original dates at the beginning of June were simply too early to risk going ahead.

PIctures from Red Rooster the last time it was at Euston Park in 2019. Pictures by Red Rooster. (44810723)
PIctures from Red Rooster the last time it was at Euston Park in 2019. Pictures by Red Rooster. (44810723)

“Moving to the bank holiday in August leaves plenty of leeway, so I feel confident we can deliver a fantastic and safe event.”

Red Rooster, which started in 2014, was forced to go virtual last year and James said it simply did not compare to the real thing and that audiences were already just excited as they were for its physical return.

He said: “The live music business has been on tenterhooks this whole pandemic, let alone the perpetual hope every time there is a government announcement.

James Brennan at Red Rooster in 2019. (44811628)
James Brennan at Red Rooster in 2019. (44811628)

“It’s been extremely difficult awaiting news, but finally there is light at the end of the tunnel for a business that is incredibly important to our culture and the billions of pounds it injects into the economy every year.”

Picking acts for the festival is well under way, with the line up is set to be announced in April, and James said they would be keeping an eye on the latest measures as well as adding more sanitation and hand-washing facilities to the site.

Red Rooster will be on August 27 to 29, go to redrooster.org.uk for details.

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