Leeds Festival is an iconic rock, pop, indie, electronic and alternative music festival set in the north of England. The twin to the equally renowned Reading Festival, it has established itself as a true musical powerhouse for almost two decades.
With eclectic lineups mixing the world's biggest artists, pulsating sound systems and an atmosphere of sheer excitement, this is a festival experience that is at the forefront of the music scene.
Previous names to play at the August bank holiday weekend festival include Foo Fighters, Muse, Eminem, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons and Nirvana.
Piff The Magic Dragon
Flo & Joan
Hot Dub Time Machine
Buttoned Down Disco
Bramham Park is the quintessential British festival site. With endless space and huge arenas throughout, it is an ode to the major names that the festival attracts year on year.
The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford International Airport (LBA). From here you can take a bus (number 757) to the city centre (30 minutes).
Leeds is well connected to all major cities via train.
Manchester - Leeds (51 minutes)
Newcastle - Leeds (1 hour 26 minutes)
Liverpool - Leeds (1 hour 35 minutes)
London - Leeds (2 hours 10 minutes)
Edinburgh - Leeds (3 hours)
Bristol - Leeds (3 hours 32 minutes)
Glasgow - Leeds (4 hours 44 minutes)
The festival will be operating shuttle services from a layby (Eastgate) just around the corner from Leeds Station and near to the bus & coach station on St. Peter Street.
There are no age restrictions at the festival, however those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Those under 12 are able to enter for free.
All reasonable attempts are made by the festival to reunite lost items with their owners. After 6 weeks, unclaimed items will be donated to charity (or in the case of passports, bank cards and driving licences, returned to their respective bank or passport/DVLA office).
For site bars and for purchasing cigarettes, there is a 'Challenge 21' policy - This means that if you look under 21 you may be asked for ID. The following are accepted forms of ID:
This festival is great for students. If you're planning on going to a festival as a student group, enquire here for extra help.