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.