Thursday, August 25, 2011

Leeds Festival Live Stream, Elbow, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes Online

The Leeds Festival takes place in Leeds in England. The event takes place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill as the Reading festival.

This live feed is at the Leeds Festival:

Leeds Festival Live Online Stream

Event Information:

The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, the grounds of an historic house. Campsites are available at both sites and weekend tickets include camping. Day tickets are also sold. Pulp will headline over The Strokes at Leeds. Mouthwash pulled out due to the split up of the band, they were replaced by Fighting Fiction. The Twilight Singers pulled out for unforeseen personal scheduling conflicts, they have since been replaced by Young Legionnaire.

The festivals are run by Festival Republic, which was divested from Mean Fiddler Music Group. For promotional purposes during 1998-2007 they were known as the Carling Weekend: Reading and the Carling Weekend: Leeds. Unsurprisingly, these titles were seldom used when not required, although NME did so as part of its involvement. In November 2007, the organisers welcomed "Reading Festival reclaiming its prestigious name" when the sponsored title was abolished after 9 years. In 2011, the capacity of the Reading site was 87,000 and the Leeds site was 75,000. This was an increase of several thousand on previous years.

The initial line-up announcement was made on Monday 21 March 2011, after tickets went on sale. My Chemical Romance, Pulp, The Strokes and Muse were confirmed as headliners at the three-day festival. Pulp will play before The Strokes at Reading and will top the bill themselves in Leeds.