Overview

Leeds Festival 2004

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

This years Leeds festival as always looked mightily impressive - The White Stripes finally due to play an headlining set after last years fiasco with his Jack Whites finger accident. Green Day were also down to headline and they never fail to impress, and off course those loveable underdogs The Darkness - who like a bat out of hell have had a meteoric rise to fame.

The headliners alone would have been worth paying the ticket entrance for, but the kind organisers of Leeds festival also included some of the best bands around to play on the smaller stages- Super Furry Animals, Supergrass, The Wildhearts, and Funeral For A Friend, to name just a few.

The weather was just impossible to predict - one minute it was blazing hot sun, then within the blink of an eye it was raining, then windy, then sunny again. This weather pattern was continuous throughout the weekend - the only good thing was that there wasn`t any really muddy patches, as the sun quickly dried up any wet bits.

Once in the arena, the first thing on our list of priority`s was to go and purchase a nice overpriced drink of Carling, so after arranging a loan to cover the cost of two drinks and some food, well I use the term food very vaguely -it was a burger dripping in fat!!! But hey when you are hungry, you will eat anything!!!

There's loads to see and do, plenty of stalls, and fair rides, as well as plenty of other tents with other bands on just in case you didn’t fancy seeing who was on the main stage.

The stage times were almost like clockwork, there was one little delay which was resolved as soon as possible. This year the crowd at Leeds seemed to be slightly more hostile than they have been in previous years- booing and throwing bottles at 50 Cents and The Rasmus is just one example.

Despite the overpriced food and drinks, without a doubt the Leeds festival is still one of the best festivals around- the stewards are friendly and very helpful, and in general the atmosphere was good.

It is easy to see why the Leeds and Reading festivals are held right at the end of festival season- it's because they like to save the best for last!!! Roll on Leeds 2005...
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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