From punk and metal, through rock, alternative and indie to dance and nu rave, Leeds offers 80,000 music fans a chance to see hot new acts, and local bands beside big established ones, plus the odd exclusive performance.
The dates for Leeds Festival 2013 are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013 at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
The latest additions include Black Moth, The Crookes, Dutch Uncles, Hookworms, Menace Beach, Childhood, Bipolar Sunshine, Stay Positive, Parachute Youth, Benin City, Decade, The Wytches, Battle Lines, Amber, As Elephants Are, Big Wave, Casablanca, Catfish & The Bottlemen, City Of Lights, Crusade, Denai Moore, Glass Caves, The Grand, I Divide, Jaws, Joel Baker, King No-One, Lonely The Brave, Man Can’t Fly, Mausi, Modo Stare, Peasants King, Prides, Saint Raymond, Ruen Brothers, Slaves, Sundara Karma, Theory 59, Thumpers, To Be Frank, Tripwires, We Are Knuckle Dragger, We Are Fiction, Witch Hunt, and Zaheer.
Headliners Green Day will top the bill on Saturday, Eminem headlines Sunday, and Biffy Clyro open the show on Friday. All three of the Main Stage headliners are UK festival exclusives.
They are joined by UK festival exclusive performances from Fall Out Boy, System Of A Down, and Deftones, plus Skrillex, Major Lazer, Azealia Banks, Flux Pavillion, Redlight, Night Works, Foals, Jake Bugg, Bring Me The Horizon, System of a Down, Fall Out Boy, Alt-J, Deftones, Skrillex, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Knife Party, Frank Turner, A$AP Rocky, The Strypes, Alex Clare, Disclosure, The Lumineers, Swim Deep, Azealia Banks, Editors, Johnny Marr, Magnetic Man, Baauer, Major Lazer, Tame Impala, Bastille, Mallory Knox, Temples, Modestep, The 1975, The Blackout, New Found Glory, Theme Park, Tomahawk, Hadouken!, Palma Violets, Twin Atlantic, Chase & Status, Haim, Peace, Deap Vally, Sub Focus, Wretch 32, Toddla T Sound, P Money, Don Broco, The Pretty Reckless, Night Engine, Deaf Havana, Darwin Deez, Villagers, Wavves, Alvin Risk, Pegboard Nerds, Post War Years, Feed The Rhino, The Creepshow, Rat Attack, Palm Reader, Gnarwolves, Sonic Boom Six, Off With Their Heads, Chuck Ragan, Anti-Vigilante, Sharks, Great Cynics, Filter, Hacktivist, Virginmarys, Beware Of Darkness, Hawk Eyes, Papa, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Savages, DIIV, Dan Croll, Sons and Lovers, Mount Kimbie, Frankie and The Heartstrings, In The Valley Below, China Rats, San Cisco, Itch, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Giggs, Ghostpoet, Angel Haze, Ms Dymanite, David Rodigan, Shikari Sound System, Funeral For A Friend, Crystal Fighters, British Sea Power, Spector, Chvrches, Lucy Rose, Pure Love, Gallows, And So I Watch You From Afar, Crossfaith, Arcane Roots, Heaven's Basement, Alkaline Trio, The Living End, RX Bandits, The Jim Jones Revue, Tim Burgess, Merchandise, Splashh, Parquet Courts, Frightened Rabbit, Fidlar, Kodaline, Tribes, AlunaGeorge, Fenech-Soler, and more.
Also confirmed is a new interactive area - Off The Wall hosting The Mess, Ping Pong Parlour, The Pop Up Parlour, Pins & Needles – Scoop!, Bootworks, Disco Shed, and Leeds Met presents The Mothership and The Wagon.
For the line-up details, and stage splits, where available, please click here. Expect a line-up of big names from the rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal scenes.
Weekend tickets are priced at £202.50, with day tickets priced at £90, and Friday tickets have sold out.
Early entry tickets enabling festival goers to get into the site on the Wednesday are priced at £15, car park passes £5, with campervan passes priced at £60, and lockers £15.
Tickets could also be secured with a £67.50 deposit. If the 1st instalment was paid between 4th March & 31st March the 2nd payment date will be 1st May and the 3rd payment date will be 3rd June. If the 1st instalment was paid between 1st April and 30th April the 2nd payment date will be 3rd June and the 3rd payment date will be 1st July. If the 1st instalment was paid 1st May and 31st May the 2nd payment date will be 1st July and the 3rd payment date will be 1st August. The last day you could participate in the scheme was Friday 31 May.
Tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person and per credit card for those booking online. U16s (15 & under) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.
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There will be no box office selling tickets on site at Leeds this year.
Festival Republic produces a guide to Disabled Access and Facilities for all it's festivals, which includes details of the 2-for-1 ticket scheme. Please request a booklet and application form on 020 8961 5490. For disabled attendees, the 2 for 1 scheme will open in the Spring 2013 (date TBC). To be eligible for the scheme, you will need to buy your own ticket in advance. You will need your booking reference number in order to apply for a free ticket for a carer or PA. Further information including all conditions of the scheme will be on the website from Spring 2013 (date TBC) and the application form for the 2 for 1 scheme will be available then too.
No aerosols (over 250ml) or gas canisters this year. Those wanting to cook need to bring disposable BBQs, trangias or solid fuel stoves. Anyone seen with canisters or cylinders will be ejected from site.
This year only small, clean, campfires only are allowed in the campsites they must be kept below knee height and less than one pace wide. They will be monitored and extinguished if otherwise.
Organised bonfire displays will be held onsite at Yellow bubble, Red and Orange campsites.
Once again this year no flags will be allowed to be taken into the festival arena, as they obstruct the view of people behind.
Campsite will open on Thursday morning at 3am, and early bird permit holders have access from 2pm Wednesday. On site facilities include: Bars, Cash Points, First Aid & Paramedics, Food & Non Food Stalls, Information.
As with previous years organisers Festival Republic are keen to encourage festival goers to respect the local residents and the environment, and to encourage everyone to leave their cars at home.
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National Express are running coaches to Leeds.
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More information will be here when available.
Below is the eFestivals' video of Leeds festival 2008.
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