Leeds & Reading Festival

Tonight Alive - Tonight Alive at the Reading Festival

3rd October 2014 -

 Video

Alive Tonight talk to us about their first performance at Reading Festival and the nerves and excitement that the weekend entailed.

Gorgon City - Coming Home (Live Audio From Leeds Festival, UK / 2014)

11th September 2014 -

 Video

Gorgon City have released a live video for their track, 'Coming Home', filmed at Leeds Festival, 2014. The song serves as the first track from their upcoming debut studio album, 'Sirens'.

Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

28th August 2014 -

 Review

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...

Arctic Monkeys Play Storming Reading Headlining Set Before Hiatus

24th August 2014 -

 News

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...

Leeds Festival 2014 - Preview

18th August 2014 -

 Review

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...

So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?

12th August 2014 -

 News

Every year, festival campsites buzz with rumours of ‘favourite bands playing secret slots’ and unlikely artists playing impromptu performances. As an event with a rich history of putting on secret shows, this month’s Reading and...

Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

3rd June 2014 -

 News

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was...

Leeds and Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions

30th May 2014 -

 News

The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as...

As Paramore and QOTSA Join Line Up, A Look At The Reading and Leeds Headliners

11th March 2014 -

 News

The final headliners for Reading and Leeds have been announced and for the first time ever festival goers will be treated to four headline acts over the weekend. Yes, joining the already announced Arctic Monkeys...

Blink 182 Will Headline Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 For A Second Time

4th December 2013 -

 News

The pop punk trio, Blink 182, from America will once again be taking the main stage for the Reading & Leeds festival in 2014.Zane Lowe made the announcement on his Radio 1 show on Tuesday...

First Reading & Leeds Festival Acts: Blink 182, Disclosure And Jake Bugg Amongst First Official Announcement

3rd December 2013 -

 News

US rockers Blink 182 have become the first headliners announced for the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2014, according to an official announcement from the festival organisers.Blink 182 Are The First Announced Reading & Leeds...

Fresh Off Their US Tour, Twenty One Pilots Talk Social Media And Cultural Differences At Leeds Festival

28th August 2013 -

 News

Twenty One Pilots are an Ohio-born duo, boasting a light indie/electronic sound and clever lyrics. It’s no surprise then that the band (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun), which was only formed in 2009 has already...

Dan Croll: "I Recorded Most Of My Debut Album In An Old Primary School"

28th August 2013 -

 News

May we introduce to you, Dan Croll - if he isn't on your radar right now, prepare for your music collection to be invaded. The 23 year-old Staffordshire songwriter isn't long out of Liverpool's Institute...

Fall Out Boy Give Out the Leeds Festival Love and Talk About Their Latest Sound

28th August 2013 -

 News

Since their brief hiatus, Fall Out Boy have emerged as strong as they ever were. Returning to their beloved Leeds Festival, bassist Pete Wentz and his band mates talked about what the festival means to...

Leeds Festival 2013 Flooding Fails To Bring The Rapturous Crowd Down

28th August 2013 -

 News

Leeds Festival 2013 may not have brought with it the best weather of the year, with torrential downpours and heavy flooding putting a damper (pardon the pun) on everyone's camping weekend, but the line-up was...

Reading Festival 2013 - Live Review

28th August 2013 -

 Review

FRIDAY Day one at Reading Festival, the sun was shining and most looked excited to be leaving the confines of their tents to go and catch some actual music. Who better to kick the weekend...

Phoenix Claim, "We Can Copy French Songs, People Think We're Geniuses"

28th August 2013 -

 News

Remember when everyone thought Phoenix was an American band, or a Scandinavian band? It was probably rather annoying for the Versailles rockers, though it seems as though there's one huge benefit of nobody being quite...

Jake Bugg Talks Album Number Two And Partnering With Rick Rubin [Interview]

27th August 2013 -

 News

We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore...

Eminem Announces New Album, But Did He Mime At Leeds Festival?

27th August 2013 -

 News

Eminem is well and truly back; having performed in some of the world’s top venues, the Detroit rapper has announced a new album set for release on November 5th, with his new single Bezerk out...

Weather-Worries Are Looking Few For Leeds and Reading Festival 2013

20th August 2013 -

 News

It may be nearing the end of the summer but Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 goers don't have much to worry about in terms of the unpredictable English weather this weekend (August 23rd - 25th).The...

Irish Eminem Gig Culminates in 63 Arrests, 35 On Drug Charges

19th August 2013 -

 News

Yes, Eminem says we better “lose” ourselves “in the music, the moment.” He also says we “own it,” we “better never let it go,” But when he said “You only get one shot, do...

Leeds Festival 2013 - Preview

14th August 2013 -

 Review

Leeds Festival has been a not-to-miss date in our calendar for years. Over the past few years the UK has seen many boutique and independent festivals pop up and more people appear to be getting...

Deposit Scheme for Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-J, Deftones And Boy Better Know

29th November 2012 -

 News

It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the...

Leeds & Reading Festival - Friday 24 August 2012

30th August 2012 -

 Review

Bramham Park. The site of the annual Leeds Festival since 1999. This year's line-up suggested anything other than an unlucky thirteen. More than a hundred and fifty bands and acts from Sheffield to Sacramento would...

Leeds & Reading Festival - Saturday 25 August 2012

30th August 2012 -

 Review

Saturday's music started even earlier. Minutes after Green Day opened up the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Reading, Funeral Suits were bringing their individual brand of synth driven post-rock to a steadily growing crowd. Unique in...

Leeds & Reading Festival - Sunday 26 August 2012

30th August 2012 -

 Review

Fresh with the anticipation of a secret appearance by Green Day, hundreds of fans poured into the NME/Radio 1 Stage by eleven o'clock, in the hope that their exploits at Reading would be repeated at...

Leeds Festival, 2012 Preview

15th August 2012 -

 Review

Ahhh we always make a brief sigh of relief when we realise the August Bank holiday weekend is almost upon us, not that we here at contactmusic are planning a relaxing weekend; we'll be at...

Leeds & Reading Festival - Leeds Festival, 2011

30th August 2011 -

 Review

See pictures from Leeds Festival 2011FridayAt Leeds Festival, wondrous as it is, there's little else to do apart from watch music and eat rather underwhelming fast food, so unless you are a major comedy and...

Leeds & Reading Festival - 2011

19th August 2011 -

 Review

Once again it's time to visit the fields at Bramham Park, Leeds and head to the site of Leeds Festival. With such an array of musical talent, this year's festival is one that should not...

Leeds & Reading Festival - 2010

2nd September 2010 -

 Review

For so long the bearer of bad timings and an even worse reputation, Leeds and its southern sister festival in Reading haven't exactly enjoyed the most positive of critical reactions in recent years. Whether it...

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