Green Day

Leeds Festival 2004 review

published: Thu 2nd Sep 2004

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2004
Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6ND, England MAP
£105 for weekend (sold out), any day £45 (still available)
daily capacity: 55000
last updated: Wed 4th Aug 2004

Green Day are one of those bands that never fail to impress and this performance was no exception. Opening with their forthcoming single ‘American Idiot’ from the album with the same name, they demonstrated that despite not playing in the UK for a couple of years, they still know how to rock big time!

Billie Joe Armstrong (vocalist/guitarist) was as energetic as ever running around the stage like a possessed billiard ball.

Almost everyone who had gone to the Leeds festival made the effort to catch Green Day, the field was packed full of people trying to catch a glimpse of their punk rock idols.

Green Day

As you would expect all of their crowd favourites were played including- ‘Basket Case’, and ‘When I Come Around’. For the encore they did a cover version of Queens ‘We Are The Champions’, which was a nice unexpected surprise.

Green Day then waved goodbye to the audience and walked off into the midnight air. Their performance was certainly worth freezing our asses for, and without a doubt it was probably the best way to end an opening day at Leeds festival.
review by: Luke Seagrave

photos by: Luke Seagrave

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2004
Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6ND, England MAP
£105 for weekend (sold out), any day £45 (still available)
daily capacity: 55000
last updated: Wed 4th Aug 2004


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