AEG's Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope Eyeing A New Festival For The UK


LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, the new co-CEOs of AEG Presents's UK operation, are eyeing a rural music festival.

According to Music Week, the pair have abandoned previously announced plans to stage a new new multi-day event in Knebworth Park in 2018, but still think the region has room for a camp-out style festival "outside of a city" in the coming years.

“Steve and I have always wanted to do a big camping event and we’re looking into it," said Leighton-Pope told Music Week. "The last thing the UK needs is another festival – what it really needs is a great festival. There are some tired festivals and some tired theories on festivals out there and we think there’s a gap in the market.

"We’ve both got long-term deals at AEG and that it’s something we’re looking to do in the future. We like the idea of having a big event outside of a city. We think it can be done in a different way here; the customer demands it and they’re not getting it right now,” he added.

The new festival would be in addition to the extensive, 10-day All Points East festival, which AEG announced last week.