From punk and metal, through rock, alternative and indie to dance and nu rave, Leeds offers 70,000 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 2010 are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Line-upArcade Fire headline Friday, Blink 182 on Saturday, and Guns N' Roses the Sunday. Also appearing on the main stage over the weekend are special guests The Libertines on Friday. The line-up also includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Lostprophets, Nofx, A Day To Remember, Serj Tankian, Wild Beasts, Girls, Gogol Bordello, Billy Talent, Dizzee Rascal, The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Paramore, Weezer, Cypress Hill, Limp Bizkit, You Me At Six, All Time Low, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Delphic, Yeasayer, The Big Pink, Two Door Cinema Club, Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Crystal Castles, Frank Turner, Klaxons, We Are Scientists, Foals, Band Of Horses, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), The Drums, and more.
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TicketsEarly bird tickets are no longer available. Tickets are priced £180 for a weekend ticket, and £15 for an early bird Wednesday entry ticket. Campervan and Caravan permits cost £20 in advance and £30 on the gate. Day tickets will be priced at £75. Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per household for those booking online.
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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.
New Conditions for 2010There will be no box office selling tickets on site at Leeds this year.
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.
This year the main stage will move to a new location following crowd congestion at Prodigy last year.
Disabled infoFestival 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.
CampsiteCampsite 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.
Getting thereAs 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 (Sovereign Street), Leeds Bus Station and York Railway Station run by Geldards Coaches straight into site. For further information and timetables of the shuttle buses visit www.leedsfestbuses.co.uk or call 0113 263 9491.
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) have changed 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.
This year the main routing is that traffic will be directed from the A1(M) to exit at Junction 45 (Boston Spa) and use the local access roads West Woods Road and Paradise Way to travel to the festival site.
An additional route will be available on Thursday 26 August, this is the busiest period for festival traffic. Festival traffic will use the A1(M) to Junction 44 (A64 junction) and then travel westbound towards Leeds using both lanes on a one-way system and turn right into the festival car parks, opposite the Dogs Trust.
To manage this additional route the A64 is being closed to all through traffic travelling eastbound from the Fox and Grapes public house on Thursday 26 August from 00:01 on Thursday 26 August until 05:00 on Friday 27 August.
Through traffic travelling from York to Leeds on the A64 will continue as normal, but drivers should be aware that queues are possible with festival traffic between the A1 (M) (J44) roundabout and the Fox and Grapes public house.
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.
FROM A1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH
The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 35 northbound
FROM M1 COMING FROM THE SOUTH
The route to the festival will be signposted from Junction 32 northbound
FROM M62 COMING FROM THE EAST
The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 33 westbound
FROM M62 COMING FROM THE WEST
The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 29 eastbound
FROM A1/ A1(M) COMING FROM THE NORTH
The route to the festival will be signed from Junction 46 southbound
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.
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