Meanfiddler, which owns London venues like the Astoria and Jazz Cafe as well as running the Reading and Leeds festivals, is planning to expand into Europe and the US.

There are already plans for more Jazz cafes in the UK and Paris. But next year boss Vince Power wants to take the Reading Festival format to Spain and Germany in partnership with local promoters. A Homelands festival will also be launched in the US, featuring British DJs like Paul Oakenfold and Fat Boy Slim.

The Independent on Sunday

25/03/01

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