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.
Propaganda w/ Blossoms [DJ set]
Foals DJ Set (Edwin Congreave)
Reginald D. Hunter
Transgressive Sound System DJs
Piff The Magic Dragon
New Gen & Friends
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.
For those driving, there will be clear signposts to the various car parks or drop-off points as you approach the festival site. Parking tickets cost £10 in advance, and £20 on the gate.
The campsite will open at 2pm on Wednesday 23 August 2017 for Early Entry Ticket holders.
The campsite will open at 3am on Thursday 24 August for all Weekend Ticket holders.
The arena will open at 5pm on Thursday 24 August 2017, and will then open at 11am each of the following days.
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:
There are several bars in the arena, operating on a cash-only basis.
Only food for personal consumption and water/soft drinks in sealed bottles 500ml and under may be brought into the arena.
There are a number of cash points dotted throughout the arena. Please check the festival maps onsite for their location. They charge a small fee for services.
Music Angel Unlimited Mobile Charging will be at Leeds this year, offering their Social Power battery for £25 with Unlimited Charging.
Yes, there will be lockers available to hire. Lockers need to be purchased in advance.
All lockers have USB ports for phone charging, but have only one charging device per locker. Please remember to bring your own USB cable.
This festival is great for students. If you're planning on going to a festival as a student group, enquire here for extra help.