Digital festival goes virtual to combat Covid-19

Leeds Digital Festival, the largest tech event in the UK, is postponed until Autumn, due to the current Covid-19 situation.

The news follows last nights press conference by Boris Johnson, where the Prime Minister advised the public to stay home and avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

However in a statement released earlier today the Leeds Digital Festival organisers did say that some activity would still go ahead this spring, commenting: “We’re a digital festival and we still need to support each other, still need to learn, still need to show off the amazing people, companies and innovation we have in the city and the wider region. We’re still planning to go ahead with the spring Festival, but will only host online events on the Festival website. Let’s take this opportunity to put on an amazing Festival, where people can attend safely and virtually.”

A date for the physical festival in autumn, is likely to be confirmed in due course with organisers saying: “we’ll see how the next few weeks develop before we announce a date.”

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