From punk and metal, through rock, alternative and indie to dance and nu rave, Leeds offers 75,000 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 2011 are confirmed as on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Line-upMuse headline Friday, My Chemical Romance headline Saturday, and Pulp and The Strokes co-headline Sunday. Also confirmed are Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Deftones, Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, New Found Glory, The National, Jimmy Eat World, Madness, Two Door Cinema Club, Seasick Steve, The Pigeon Detectives, The Joy Formidable, Elbow, Interpol, Friendly Fires, Enter Shikari, The View, Frank Turner, Taking Back Sunday, Beady Eye, White Lies, Noah and the Whale, The Vaccines, Metronomy, Patrick Wolf, The Naked & Famous, Jane's Addiction, Crystal Castles, Bombay Bicycle Club, Everything Everything, The Kills, 2manydjs, The Streets, Death From Above 1979, Panic At The Disco, Warpaint, Chapel Club, The Horrors, The Midnight Beast, and Peter Doherty, Mark Thomas, Russell Kane, Tim Minchin, Henry Rollins, Lee Nelson, and more. For the line-up details, stage splits, and rumours where available, please click here.
TicketsEarly bird tickets are no longer available. A weekend ticket was priced at £192.50 and have SOLD OUT, day tickets are priced at £82.50. An early entry (Thursday) ticket is priced at £15, lockers are priced at £15, and a campervan pass is priced at £40. Over 18's wristband will be optional, but allow those that look young to not have to carry ID around all the time. Day tickets will be available at a later date.
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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.
There will be no box office selling tickets on site at Leeds this year.
Coach travelCoach travel can be purchased online, with or without combined festival tickets. To buy coach tickets, click here.
RestrictionsNo 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.
Industrial action on the train linesFestival Republic have announced a guide to alternatives for getting to Leeds Festival for those travelling by rail in case of strike action on Wednesday or Friday. To read more, click here.
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 Car Share scheme:
Find someone travelling your way to save yourself some money, be kind to the planet and have fun travelling with other festival goers. Visit the festival's car share partner goCarShare.com and go together www.goCarShare.com
Shuttle bus services (Leeds and York Stations):
Geldards Coaches will run a new shuttle bus service from York railway station direct into the festival site on Wednesday from 12pm until 7pm to help festival goers reach the festival site. Should the strike go ahead on Friday also, Geldards will also run a shuttle bus from York railway station direct into the festival site from 9am in the morning to 7pm.
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:
Please travel to the A1, M1 or the A1(M) whether coming from the north, south, east or west and then follow the signs from the motorway. All routes to Leeds Festival start from the A1(M).
Please note that the junction numbers on the A1(M) that the festival is using changed a few couple of years ago and out of date online / printed maps, and sat nav systems may 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 very carefully and 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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