Guns N' Roses told not to be late for Reading/Leeds

'Show just won't happen' if they are', says organiser

Guns N' Roses told not to be late for Reading/Leeds

Photographer: Sara BowreySam Chapman on 24 August 2010

Back in 2002, Axl Rose's band were over two hours late for their set and organisers are concerned it will happen again.

Aside from upsetting fans, such tardiness could land the festivals in trouble with the local council, possibly threatening their future.

Melvin Benn told the BBC: “If Guns N' Roses decide to take to stage as late as they did in Leeds some years ago then the performance just won't happen.

“I've had a very heavy warning from the local councils. There is a curfew - it's a very strict curfew.

“The truth is - it's threatening the viability of the festival. It threatens the licence. It really is quite important.”


The iconic rock band will headline Reading Festival 2010 on Friday 27 August, followed by Leeds Festival 2010 on Sunday 29 August.

Rumours that the show had been cancelled, after a hacker advertised the news on Mr Rose's Twitter site, have been quashed.

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