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The English let off steam at a festival (5)


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'a festival' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both acts as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'the english let off steam' is the wordplay.
'the english' becomes 'E' (abbreviation).
'let off steam' becomes 'vent' (both can mean to release anger).

'at' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for event that I've seen before include "Something that happens - part of a programme?" , "Occasion; sports contest" , "Notable occasion" , "long jump, say" , "Happening, incident" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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