We love festivals, music, fields and creating unforgettable experiences.
We are the UK’s leading festival promoters behind Latitude, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Download, Wireless, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Lovebox, and overseas events including Electric Picnic and Lollapalooza Berlin Festival. Over the years Festival Republic has been involved in a wide range of events that have helped influence the live music scene today. We’re a passionate and diverse team with offices in London, Dublin, and Berlin, although we’d rather spend most of our time in a greenfield! We are proudly part of the Live Nation family
Spearheaded by Melvin Benn the story started over 30 years ago when The Mean Fiddler took over the Reading Festival in 1989 and Melvin created ‘The Festival Office’ to sit alongside and produce festivals with Mean Fiddler. Melvin has been instrumental in achieving things that have helped shape our culture including creating (with Mean Fiddler and The Workers Beer Company) The Fleadh, the first ever touring music festival with yearly editions in London, Waterford, New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. He created the UK’s first ever 4 day music Festival, Phoenix Festival in 1994 as well as securing the first all night legal dance music festival with Tribal Gathering and Creamfields and of course the extraordinary One Love Concert (with SJM Concerts) in Manchester.