Leeds & Reading Festival

  • 26 August 2008

The Biggest Month Of Festivals Is Upon Us! Here Are 5 Festival Survival Tips!

By Staff Writer in Music / Festivals on 02 August 2018

Leeds & Reading Festival

Whether rain or shine, we've got you covered with our brilliant festival hacks for the summer.

August is the peak of summer time which means sun, fun and festivals. If you're a festival first-timer it can be quite daunting not knowing what to expect spending the weekend on a 24 hours party field. So, whether you're going to RiZe, Reading, Creamfields or Boomtown, you need to know these tips to help get you through.

Image caption Kendrick Lamar at the MTV VMAs

Leading Friday's line-up in Reading and Saturday's in Leeds is Fall Out Boy, who dropped their seventh studio album 'Mania' in January; another US number one that included the single 'Young and Menace'. They'll be joined by the likes of Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, Annie Mac, Mist and The Blaze.

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Josh Homme and the rest of Queens Of The Stone Age perform a secret set at Leeds Festival 2017 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Friday 25th August 2017

PVRIS performing at Leeds Festival 2017 on day three at Bramham Park - Leeds, United Kingdom - Sunday 27th August 2017

WolfAlice play a secret set on the Festival Republic stage on the Sunday at Leeds Festival 2017 at Bramham Park - Leeds, United Kingdom - Sunday 27th August 2017

Giggs performing on the first day of the 2017 Leeds Festival at Bramham Park - Bramham, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th August 2017

Muse headlining Day 1 of the 2017 Leeds Festival at Bramham Park - Bramham, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Friday 25th August 2017

Liam Gallagher Leads New Additions For Reading And Leeds Festival 2017 Line-Up

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 07 April 2017

Leeds & Reading Festival Liam Gallagher Ash

Over 90 names including Liam Gallagher and PVRIS have been announced for Reading and Leeds this week.

More than 90 names have been added to the already stellar line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017, with Britpop legend Liam Gallagher heading up the new arrivals in a UK Festival Exclusive. He'll be joining the already announced headliners Kasabian, Eminem and Muse on the main stage.

Image caption Liam Gallagher joins the line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017

Also added on the main stage line-up are Massachusetts rockers PVRIS who are on their way with their second record, Def Jam talent Vince Staples, drum and bass legend Goldie, garage band VANT, Scottish duo Honeyblood and 'Lies' hitmakers Deap Vally.

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The Libertines Announce Week Of Small Shows Following Triumphant Reading Set

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 01 September 2015

The Libertines Pete Doherty Carl Barat Ed Harcourt Leeds & Reading Festival

The band will be celebrating the release of new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ with a week of small shows.

The Libertines have announced a string of small live dates to celebrate the release of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth on September 11th. The band will play five shows over the course of the week, with the first taking place on Monday (September 6th) at the Academy in Glasgow.

Image caption Tyler, The Creator cancelled his Reading & Leeds performances earlier this week

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Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 29 May 2015

Leeds & Reading Festival Mariachi el Bronx The Bronx Bo Ningen Vant Skinny Lister The Struts Twin Peaks Dj Fresh The Riptide Movement Seether

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015's ever expanding line-up continues to grow with yet more acts announced to appear across the many stages; some of which are well-established, and some up-and-coming, but all definitely worth experiencing this year.

Image caption Metallica headlined Glastonbury (above) this year, and will do the same at Reading & Leeds in 2015

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

By Alister Roberts in Music Reviews on 28 August 2014

It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).

This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual around the camp fire.

Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.

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Arctic Monkeys Play Storming Reading Headlining Set Before Hiatus

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 24 August 2014

Arctic Monkeys Leeds & Reading Festival

Band are due to close Leeds festival tonight (Sunday 24th).

Arctic Monkeys stole the show at last night’s Reading festival, with a storming headlining set packed full of festival crowd pleasers. The set was the band's penultimate performance for a while before they go on hiatus after closing Leeds Festival on Sunday.

Image caption Arctic Monkey's frontman Alex Turner

The Sheffield four piece opened their set with ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ before delighting fans with classic 'Brianstorm'.

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Preview

By Alister Roberts in Music Reviews on 18 August 2014

Here we go, here we go! Leeds Festival 2014, yet only half of us have scored a return ticket from the headaches and hangovers of last year's epic line-up. Each and every year, thousands of people across the social spectrum and across the UK flock to the fields of Leeds for what they know is THE music event of the year. Of course, catering to the masses is no easy feat but with ten stages all rigged up, this machine, emblem of the north, once again raises its flags way up heavens bound.Moving from Temple Newsam a few years back now, LF has really made itself at home within the colossal 1,235 acre grounds of Bramham park. Returning bands themselves (or the newcomers for that matter), facing glorious deja-vu on approach to the site if not already attended as rowdy teens, are in for a real good show.

With the festival being such an icon and in itself evolving in sheer mass and motor each year, it's understandably hard to really get a good hold-down on the lineup. With time clashes, mud, bar queues and a serious lack of phone battery, it's only fair we deal out a helping hand of this year's 'Not To Be Missed' sets to make festival life a little easier.

In no preferential order at all.

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