Republic To Bloom In Covent Garden

Melvin Benn’s Festival Republic will move into new offices in London’s Covent Garden December 17.

"Harlesden to Covent Garden? Nice, I think," he told Pollstar as he prepared to shift the organisation and 30-plus staff from the original Mean Fiddler building in north-west London.

Festival Republic is basically the old Mean Fiddler Organisation’s summer outdoor business, which owners LN-Gaiety hung on to after disposing of most of its venues to MAMA Group

It has the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds, Latitude (Virtual Festivals’ choice as the most fan-friendly U.K. outdoor) and also has an agreement to provide services to Glastonbury Festival.

Benn’s new e-mail, which is already in use, is [email protected].

The new office address will be at 35 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7AU. Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 009 3000.