4 weeks until Leeds Festival 2016

There are now only 4 weeks until Leeds Festival 2016 gets underway.

The August Bank Holiday bash will this year take place in Bramham Park, with an eclectic mix of acts taking to the stage.

The main stage includes the likes of Fall Out Boy, Biffy Clyro and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Wombats, Nas, Cage The Elephant and Two Door Cinema Club also feature on the bill for the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage.

The three day festival takes place on the 26th 27th and 28th August and tickets are still available on the official website.


Limited number of Leeds Festival 2015 Tickets on sale

Leeds Festival organisers have announced that a limited number of tickets are now on sale for the 2015 bash.

“Couldn’t make it this year? A limited number of weekend tickets to Leeds Festival 2015 are on sale now for £205 plus booking and transaction (postage) fees. Day tickets will be on sale in 2015.”

You can buy weekend tickets to Leeds Festival 2015 via Seetickets here.

First headline act already confirmed for Leeds Festival 2015

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.

Arctic Monkeys close Leeds Festival 2014 early

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!

You Me at Six: ‘Leeds Festival 2014 one of the best shows we’ve ever played’

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!

Pulled Apart by Horses cancel Leeds Festival 2014 show

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.”

Win tickets to Leeds Festival 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:


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Thousands spent on new drainage for Leeds Festival 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.

Queens of the Stone Age confirmed for Leeds Festival 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.

Arctic Monkeys confirmed as headliner for Leeds Festival 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