The Leeds festival was born out of a need for more space at the Reading festival. In 1999, Leeds was used for the first time as a second venue for Reading. Since then, the event has taken place every year alongside its sister festival. The opening and closing acts switch between the two venues so that there is continuity in the line-ups. The Leeds festival has grown rapidly over the years and supports almost the same number of people as Reading does. There are some differences between the two events though, including the traditions that are followed.
Leeds has multiple open air stages and arenas where bands put on rocking shows. There is also a cinema tent that plays movies all through the night with the play list being finalized a week before. There are also Secret Sets where reputed bands do surprise performances under assumed names. Leeds also hosts a 5-a-side football tournament in which teams register to get a chance to compete for the title. The Leeds festival also has the Silent Disco, similar to Reading.
Summer - August (The festival always takes place on the August bank Holiday weekend).
The Leeds event has a duration of three days.
How to Contact
Getting in touch with the festival organizers is an email or phone call away:
Ticket queries: +44 115 912 9000
Festival Organizers: +44 20 7009 3001
Bramham Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 6LS, United Kingdom.
You can purcase tickets online or by calling at +44 870 060 3775.
How to get to the Leeds Festival
There isn't a train station that is within a mile's distance around the location of the festival so the next best public transport option to use is commuting through a bus.
The closest bus stop to the venue is Bramham, Bramham Road (SW-bound). From there, participants can head northeaast on Thorner Road. Make a right onto the restricted access South Approach and take it all the way to Bramham Park. View Map.