Leeds Festival 2009

Leeds Festival 2009 - around the site (1)
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Leeds Festival 2009

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2009
Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6ND, England MAP
weekend £175 - SOLD OUT, £70 a day for Friday, or Saturday only
Daily capacity: 55,000
Last updated: Thu 20th Aug 2009

From punk and metal, through rock, alternative and indie to dance and nu rave, Leeds offers the music fan a chance to see hot new acts, and local bands beside big established ones, plus the odd exclusive performance.

The dates for Leeds Festival 2009 are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

The headliners for this year's festival will be Arctic Monkeys (Friday), Radiohead (Saturday), and Kings Of Leon (Sunday).

Also playing the main stage on Friday are The Prodigy, Maximo Park, Ian Brown, The Courteeners, Enter Shikari, and Eagles Of Death Metal. Saturday has Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and Brand New. Sunday's line-up includes Faith No More, Kaiser Chiefs, Placebo, Fall Out Boy, Deftones, and Funeral For A Friend.

The NME/Radio 1 Stage will see Gossip, and Glasvegas play on Friday. Further additions to that stage's bill include Jamie T, AFI, White Lies, Friendly Fires, The Maccabees, Gallows, The Gaslight Anthem, and Florence & The Machine.

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The Lock Up Stage line-up has Billy Talent, and Rise Against headlining with a bill over two days including Anti-Flag, Alexisonfire, Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, The Aggrolites, Thursday, The Bronx, Mad Caddies, Rival Schools, and Set Your Goals.
For the line-up details, stage splits, days where available, and the latest rumours, please click here.

Tickets were priced at £175 for a weekend ticket - these have sold out. There are still £70 day tickets for Friday or Saturday. Campervan and Caravan permits cost £20 in advance and £30 on the gate. Car park passes are £5 in advance this year, or £10 on arrival. Over 18's wristband will be optional, but allow those that look young to not have to carry ID around all the time. Weekend tickets have sold out, there are day tickets, foir Friday or Saturday only still available.

To buy tickets, click here.

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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 children.

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. All application forms must be submitted by Friday 24th July 2009.

Campsite will open on Thursday morning at 3am (27th August), and early bird permit holders have access from 2pm Wednesday 26th August. 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.

There are special National Express and See Coaches festival services running directly into the site from all over the UK.

The Lift Share scheme:
If you have to bring your car to Leeds then why not try the lift-share scheme. It will reduce traffic congestion to the festival; you can split petrol costs between you, and helps reduce global warming at the same time. Visit the Liftshare partner Festival Budi and go together: www.festivalbudi.com

Shuttle bus services (Leeds and York Stations):
There are regular shuttle bus services to and from Leeds Railway Station, Leeds Bus Station and York Railway Station straight into site. For further information and timetables of the shuttle buses call 0113 263 9491. For further information on rail services call 08457 484950 or visit www.thetrainline.com.

Peak traffic flows are likely on the Thursday and on the morning of the Friday as festival goers arrive on site. Most traffic is expected to depart the site late in the evening on the Sunday and before noon on the Monday. The organisers ask all festival goers to try and avoid these periods unless necessary to minimise congestion.

Travelling by car changes:
If you have travelled to the festival by car before, please note that all of the routes to the festival have completely changed this year. Please travel to the A1, M1 or the A1 (M) whether you are coming from north, south, east or west and then follow the signs from the motorway.

Please note that the junction numbers on the A1 (M) changed a few weeks ago and online / printed maps, and sat nav systems do not yet reflect the correct junction numbering on the ground so follow the signage on the routes rather than check against a map. If you ignore the signage or the routes, by checking on a map, or using your sat nav, you will not be able to get to site. Not only will these routes not lead you to the festival gates, but they may well lead you to a road block. You won't save any time at all and you will also threaten the success of the plan as a whole.

Remember that traffic levels on the routes to the festival will be heavy, so please act responsibly and drive carefully and very safely.

Please travel at a safe but reasonable speed. If every car hesitates or holds up the traffic for one more minute than is necessary, it would take us nearly a fortnight to get you all in. The volume of cars attending Leeds Festival means that the success of the plan relies on each of you helping us so please – follow the signs from the motorway, do not stop on the roads, park as directed and most of all travel to the festival safely. The access roads have temporary 'no stopping' traffic orders on them and the police will be enforcing this. Remember to use the loo before you get near the site and please respect the environment and don't drop litter on your way to or from the festival.

The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 35 northbound

The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 32 northbound

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 33 westbound

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 29 eastbound

The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 46 southbound

There is absolutely no access to Leeds Festival from the A64 travelling eastbound out of Leeds and you will meet a roadblock. There is no access to Leeds Festival from any of the old routes, ie Junction 46 of the M1, or from the ring road, or from the A58.

Once onsite, please follow the instructions of the traffic marshals and park where they direct you to park. You can get to all of the campsites from all of the car parks. The car parks are filled in a particular order to maximize the volume of cars coming into site at peak periods. If you arrive via Brown Gate it does not follow at all that you will be parked in the Brown car parks. It completely depends on your time of arrival. There are many new car parks this year onsite and therefore if you have been before, don't try and head for a previous favourite parking space, but follow the directions of the marshals - all of the car parks are within reasonable reach of a campsite gate.

If you are dropping someone off or picking someone up, please again follow the normal signage from the A1 (M). You can access the drop off point inside the festival site from any of the gates that are in operation at the time so just follow the normal 'weekend parking' or drop off signage.

More information will be here when available.

Below is the eFestivals' video of last year's Leeds festival.

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