March 23, 2014
Almost £50,000 has been spent improving the drainage at the site of Leeds Festival.
Organisers are hoping the improvements will save revellers from the mud-bath they encountered last year.
1000mts of piping have been installed to take water away from the site where thousands will trample and camp during the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Bramham park owner Nick Lane Fox said: “We obviously cannot control the weather but what we have done aims to alleviate its effects if it does turn nasty again.
“Things got pretty bad last year – at one point the top soil was flowing down the hills like lava.
“People were finding it hard to stand up and so safety became a concern.
Leeds Festival 2014 takes place on 22-24th August with Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Blink 182 and Arctic Monkeys taking the headline slots.
March 18, 2014
Organisers have confirmed that Queens of the Stone Age will take the final headline slot at Leeds Festival 2014.
The band will take the co-headline slot on the Saturday night alongside fan favourites Paramore.
“Arctic Monkeys were done and dusted early – but both Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore wanted to play the remaining night. Luckily we were able to persuade them to figuratively toss a coin to see who would close each show,” said organising chief Melvin Benn.
Leeds Festival 2014 takes place on 22-24th August at Bramham Park.
February 4, 2014
Organisers have confirmed that Arctic Monkeys will take one of the headline slots at Leeds Festival 2014.
Member Matt Helders told NME, “We’ve got a lot of history with the festival. It’s the first festival I ever went to – we all went together as kids, with Nick as well. We were 15 or 16 and it was a big deal going to a festival like that on your own.”
The band have also confirmed that they will open the Brit Awards later this month despite previously boycotting the event.
The Sheffield based rockers were announced alongside a collection of other acts including The 1975, Courteeners, You Me At Six, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Architects, Issues and Pusha B.
To see a list of all the acts confirmed for Leeds Festival 2014 so far, visit our line-up page
January 10, 2014
The Cribs have revealed that their performance at Leeds Festival is one of their highlights from the past 10 years.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening post last month, the band said as well as gigs in Japan, and the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds was up there as one of the best:
“[Leeds Festival] is the one we used to go to as kids. The power cut off [during our set] but it was a pretty special memory”
The Cribs have just returned from a gruelling tour of Asia and say that in the new year they plan to rest up and don’t intend to rush to get new material out.
For the full story, visit the source here - http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-entertainment/music-and-gigs/gig-preview-the-cribs-at-o2-academy-leeds-1-6311714
December 30, 2013
Melvin Benn has revealed that Leeds Festival 2014 is set to have an ‘incredible’ line-up after a handful of acts were announced earlier this month.
“2013 was a year of exciting additions for Reading & Leeds Festivals, making them bigger and better than ever.
“With extra stages and genres at both sites, there was a new diversity for all our fans to enjoy.
“I know our fans will be delighted to welcome back our first headliners, Blink-182, with what promises to be an amazing show, as well as the brilliant Jake Bugg stepping up to the main stage.
“I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible line-up, so watch this space!”
Leeds Festival 2014 takes place on the 22 – 24th August 2014 at Bramham Park, Leeds.
December 4, 2013
On top of the confirmation of Blink 182, Leeds Festival organisers have also named a handful of acts that will appear at Leeds Festival 2014.
Disclosure, I Am Legion, Jake Bugg, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men and Wilkinson will all make a performance at next year’s bash following an announcement on the official website today.
“Can you believe that’s just the start? Loads more names will be coming your way over the next few months. You know what to do…grab your mates and get involved,” organisers stated.
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December 4, 2013
Organisers of Leeds Festival 2014 have confirmed that punk-rock legends Blink 182 will take one of the prestigious headline slots at next summer’s bash.
Blink are expected to perform a mash of old material as well as new hits from their up-and-coming 7th studio album which will be released in 2014.
Mark Hoppus added, “I’m stoked to play Reading & Leeds 2014. It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured. The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK. Prepare for the fury.1”
What do you think about this addition to the line-up? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!
November 21, 2013
Organisers of Leeds Festival 2014 have revealed that they will make a ‘big announcement’ regarding the line-up at the start of December 2013.
From the wording on the official website, it looks like this will be the naming of one band (perhaps one of the three main stage headliners?)
Currently the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Kanye West and Arctic Monkeys are rumoured to make an appearance at next year’s bash. Take a look at our Leeds Festival rumours page for more details.
Who do you think will be announced at the start of December? Leave a comment and let us know your predictions!
November 15, 2013
Nothing like a good bit of shameless promotion eh?
I’m sure almost all of you will have a Facebook account, so if you could do the honours and pop over and ‘like’ our page we’d really appreciate it.
We post all the latest rumours and ticket news, so you’ll get our unofficial updates directly to your news feed.
Catch us here – http://facebook.com/leedsfestorg
November 8, 2013
Organisers of Leeds Festival 2014 have confirmed that ‘the best British band’ has been confirmed for the event.
At the moment there is no further hints to who the band may be, but rumours suggest that it could be Sheffield’s finest, Arctic Monkeys.
“Just booked one of the best British bands of the last decade! Can’t wait for #RandL14,” one of the organisers Tweeted.
Leeds Festival 2014 will take place between 22 – 24 August 2014 at Bramham Park.