August 26, 2014
Organiser of Leeds and Reading Festivals Melvin Benn has told Newsbeat that the first headline act has already been booked for 2015.
“We are actually in the same position as last year, we’ve got our first headliner confirmed.”
“We are waiting for them to decide which night they want to play,” he told BBC Newsbeat.
“Once we’ve done that then we can make the offers for the others.”
Benn wouldn’t give much away about the act, but said that they had an album in the top 10 this year.
August 26, 2014
Sheffield favourites Arctic Monkeys closed Leeds Festival 2014 on Sunday, 10 minutes earlier than expected.
Reports say that the band raced through their set and had limited interaction with the crowd in between songs.
Lead singer Turner only addressed fans a few times to ask how their weekend had been.
Despite the controversial tone to the set, revellers on the whole were very happy with what they saw.
One fan watching told the BBC, “Oh well, they made up for it in how cool they were.”
“They are really cool, like super cool. I think they are the coolest band by far.
The rockers played what will be one of their last shows that promotes their latest album AM.
Updates for Leeds Festival 2015 will shortly be on the way so stay tuned everyone!
August 26, 2014
Dan Flint, drummer of You Me at Six has revealed that Leeds Festival 2014 was one of the best live shows that the band have ever played.
Talking with Metro, Dan said, “It was ridiculous.”
“We had high hopes for the weekend anyway, but there was a part of us that thought maybe this is the practise and Reading will be the good one. But we went out there and the crowd was humongous and they just went insane.
“I think potentially it might have been one of the best shows we’ve ever played.”
The band will now go on to co-headline a tour with All Time Low in February 2015.
Leeds Festival took place over August bank holiday weekend and was closed by the Arctic Monkeys on Sunday.
Stay tuned for rumours and ticket information for Leeds Festival 2015!
August 25, 2014
Pulled Apart by Horses were forced to cancel their performance at Leeds Festival 2014, just moments before they were due on stage.
Fans waited anxiously for the band to appear on stage, only to be show a message on the big screens reading “due to unforeseen circumstances, Pulled Apart By Horses will be unable to perform” which was followed by booing.
It was later confirmed that bass player Rob Lee had collapsed just before the band were due on stage.
The band then Tweeted, “Hi. We’re very sorry we had to pull our set today at Leeds @OfficialRandL Rob will hopefully be better very soon.”
May 28, 2014
The Birmingham Mail are giving away tickets to the annual Leeds Festival weekend*.
This year’s bash will have four headliners on the main stage including legends of punk/rock, Blink 182, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore and Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys.
For your chance to win, check out their blog post here:
*Please Note – we are in no way affiliated with this competition.
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.