Preview: Leeds Festival 2016

As the festival season slowly draws to a close and we bid farewell to Big Weekend, Glastonbury, T In The Park and V Festival for another year, it is time to bring the curtain down in the only way we know how- with a four day, 2 location annual rock festival.

For those of you who have either never been to this festival before of simply haven’t heard of it, Reading and Leeds Festival is a four day annual rock and indie festival which takes place is two different locations ( Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds) at the same time and shares the same lineup of music and comedy acts over 9 stages.

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Reading is oldest festival of the two and in the past has played host to big name rock acts such as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Status Quo, Guns N Roses, Nirvana and Foo fighters. While Leeds Festival began back in 200 after a trial the year before proved extremely popular and successful and has since seen the likes of The Beastie Boys, Eminem , Jay-z , Ice Cube and The Streets as well as other big named rock artists take to the stage in Bramham Park.

This years festival is set to be even bigger and better than before with a mixture of international and national artists set to entertain crowds at both venues this coming weekend. While 2016 sees artists like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Imagine Dragons, The Courteeners, The 1975, Good Charlotte, Two Door Cinema Club, Twenty One Pilots, Sundara  Karma and Blossoms  footing the bill.


It will also be the first time in which two acts have headlined two of the evenings with Biffy Clyro joining Fall Out Boy to co- headline the Friday evening and Disclosure will join Foals to co headline the Saturday.


Leeds 2016 will also see a number of big named comedians take to the alternative comedy tent over the course of the four days festival  with Katherine Ryan, Mark Watson and Lee Nelson all set to make appearances over the course of the weekend, while the stage will be headlined by none other than Russell Kane, Russell Howard and Bill Bailey who will bring the curtain down on the comedy side of Leeds on the Sunday night.

One things for sure with 9 stages a whole host of music and comedy acts over three days there will surely be a lot to pack in over the course of four days, but as this will be my first ever festival and camping experience I for one am very excited at the prospect of finally getting the opportunity to attend and cannot wait to get the full festival experience!

To view the full line up of this weekends festival, take a look at the poster below!

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To find out about my first festival experience look out for a full  review and pictures of my weekend at the festival early next week!!


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