Benn: Leeds Festival Sub-headliners Will Headline in the Future

Melvin Benn, Chief organiser of Leeds Festival 2012, says he has no doubt this year’s sub-headliners will progress to headline the music event in future.

Speaking to radio one Benn said that Paramore, The Black Keys and Florence and the Machine were all capable of taking the prestigious headline slots further down the line.

“Paramore, Florence, The Black Keys – you are seeing future headliners. No question in my view. The act that plays before the headliner will get a similar expectation from the audience.”

Benn also revealed that Paramore had turned down headline slots at other UK festivals this summer to play their slot under headline band The Cure.

“They didn’t want to do it,” he said, “They wanted to play that position with The Cure at Reading and Leeds. They will know when the time’s right, and the time will be right soon, I’m sure.”

Leeds Festival takes place this month on 24 -26th August 2012.

You can view who’s playing on our Leeds Festival line-up page.

Source: NME

Leeds Festival 2012 Ticket Dispatch Starts Next Week

Officials at Leeds Festival 2013 headquarters have revealed that ticket dispatch will start next week.

On the official Facebook page they made the following post:

“Ticket dispatch starts NEXT WEEK…Can You Feel It Coming?”

Anyone starting to get excited yet?

If you still need tickets there are some weekend and day tickets available from viagogo.

Win Leeds Festival 2012 Tickets with eFestivals

Leading festival news site eFestivals are giving away two standard tickets to Leeds Festival 2012.

The tickets are up for grabs to anyone that can answer the following question correctly:

“What is the name of this year’s headliners The Cure’s lead singer?

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Bla Bla Car Sharing for Leeds Festival 2012

This looks like it could be useful for people that don’t mind travelling with strangers and want to save a few quid along the way:

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Dance to the Radio Stage Announced for Leeds Festival 2012

Leeds Festival 2012 organisers have confirmed the acts that will open this year’s weekend of modern music and entertainment.

“Lucky festival goers at Leeds kick things off early with local label Dance To The Radio starting the live music early on Thursday 23rd August,” the official website confirms.

“The arena will open at around 5pm.”

Acts that will appear on the stage include Little Comets, Various Cruelties, Scars on 45, China Rats and Likely Lads.

Other acts included on this year’s bill include headliners Foo Fighters, The Cure and Kasabian as well as Bombay Bicycle Club, Paramore, Florence and the Machine and many more.

BBC Introducing Line-up Confirmed for Leeds Festival 2012

Organisers for Leeds Festival 2012 have confirmed the full line-up for this year’s BBC Introducing stage.

Acts such as Attention Thieves, Backyards and Bearfoot Beware will appear on the stage across the three day bash.

For a full list of acts on this year’s line-up please visit our Leeds Festival 2012 line-up page.

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The website is believed to be a scam website, claiming that it has a limited supply of tickets for both Leeds Festival and Reading Festival 2012.

For more information on this website, visit the official website here.

Hadouken! added to Leeds Festival 2012 Line-up

Officials have confirmed that Hadouken! have been added to the line-up for Leeds Festival 2012.

The band will perform on the NME Stage on Saturday 25th August alongside acts such as The Blackout, Graham Coxon, and The Maccabees.

For a full breakdown of the Leeds Festival line-up please see out dedicated page here.

Alternative Stage Line-up Confirmed for Leeds Festival 2012

As promised, officials from Leeds Festival 2012 confirmed the line-up for the Alternative stage today.

The following acts will appear on the stage at this year’s weekend bash:

Reginald D Hunter, Lee Nelson, Jason Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Sean Walsh and Al Murray (The Pub Landlord).

There will also be music from Scroobius Pip and a full band set from DJ Kid Koala.

Other acts that will appear include Doc Brown, Nathan Caton, Damo Clark, Late Night Gimp Fight, Jimmy McGhie, Popcorn Comedy, Chris Ramsey, Dave Twentyman,  Holly Walsh and Glenn Wool.

Leeds Festival 2012 Organisers to Announce Alternative Stage Line-up Tomorrow

Leeds Festival 2012 organisers have confirmed that they will announce the line-up for the Alternative Stage tomorrow.

Posting to fans  on their Facebook page they said, “Normally Mondays are NOT our favourite, but we’re announcing The Alternative Stage bill tomorrow so feeling pretty darn good.”

We’d love to hear your predictions so leave a comment below and let us know who you think will be playing!