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Leeds Festival 2018

  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 24-26 August 2018
Leeds Festival 2018

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The iconic British rock festival

Leeds Festival, the iconic British music festival, has been making the August bank holiday its own since its inception alongside its sibling Reading Festival. Although it started out as a rock festival, Reading and Leeds now showcase a lineup that spans the genres, including rock, indie, house, techno, drum and bass and grime.

Two festivals have become a rite of passage for UK music fans, with nearly all seasoned festival-goers having been to either at least once. 

And that's no surprise when you consider the hall of fame that have graced its famous main stage. We're talking bands such as Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Eminem, Foo Fighters, Foals and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name just a few. Just take a look at any festival forum, and you'll find it dominated with Leeds Festival rumours in the run up to its lineup announcements. 

But it isn't just about music at Leeds, with the festival also laying on a lineup of some of the world's best comedians as well as screenings of both classic and modern films for those after a bit of respite between the music stages.


Main Stage

BBC Radio 1 Stage

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

The Pit

Festival Republic Stage

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

Main Stage

BBC Radio 1 Stage

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

The Lock Up

Festival Republic Stage

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

Main Stage

BBC Radio 1 Stage

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

The Pit

Festival Republic Stage

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage

Alternative Stage

  • Harry Hill
  • Lee Nelson
  • Joel Dommett
  • Mo Gilligan
  • Dane Baptiste
  • Tez Ilyas
  • Seann Walsh
  • Neil Hilborn
  • Tom Lucy
  • Paul McCaffrey
  • Lloyd Griffith
  • Lauren Pattison
  • Jayde Adams
  • Kiri Pritchard-McLean
  • Judah Friedlander
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Tom Allen
  • Tiff Stevenson
  • Lucas Bros
  • Piff the Magic Dragon
  • Elliot Steel
  • Rhys James
  • David Morgan
  • Rants N Bants
  • Jarlath Regan
  • Micky P Kerr
  • Tom Deacon
  • James Gill
  • Danny McLoughlin
  • Kinetic Comedy
  • Mawaan Rizwan
  • Evelyn Mok
  • Big Narstie [live]
  • George FitzGerald [live]
  • Bless
  • Transgressive Soundsystem
  • Chip
  • Hot Dub Time Machine
  • The Guilty Feminist presents Suffrageddon

Bramham Park is the quintessential British festival site. With endless space and huge arenas throughout, it is an ode to the major names that the festival attracts year on year.


Bramham Park, Leeds, LS23 6LS, United Kingdom



The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford International Airport (LBA). From here you can take a bus (number 757) to the city centre (30 minutes). 


Leeds is well connected to all major cities via train. 

Manchester - Leeds (51 minutes)

Newcastle - Leeds (1 hour 26 minutes)

Liverpool - Leeds (1 hour 35 minutes)

London - Leeds (2 hours 10 minutes)

Edinburgh - Leeds (3 hours)

Bristol - Leeds (3 hours 32 minutes)

Glasgow - Leeds (4 hours 44 minutes)

The festival will be operating shuttle services from a layby (Eastgate) just around the corner from Leeds Station and near to the bus & coach station on St. Peter Street.

For those driving, there will be clear signposts to the various car parks or drop-off points as you approach the festival site. Parking tickets cost £10 in advance, and £20 on the gate.

There are no age restrictions at the festival, however those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Those under 12 are able to enter for free.

All reasonable attempts are made by the festival to reunite lost items with their owners. After 6 weeks, unclaimed items will be donated to charity (or in the case of passports, bank cards and driving licences, returned to their respective bank or passport/DVLA office).

For site bars and for purchasing cigarettes, there is a 'Challenge 21' policy - This means that if you look under 21 you may be asked for ID. The following are accepted forms of ID:

  • A passport
  • An EU photocard driving licence
  • A proof of age card bearing a PASS hologram
  • A Ministry of Defence identity card
  • A National Identity card issued by an EU member state

There are several bars in the arena, operating on a cash-only basis.

Only food for personal consumption and water/soft drinks in sealed bottles 500ml and under may be brought into the arena.

There are a number of cash points dotted throughout the arena. Please check the festival maps onsite for their location. They charge a small fee for services.

Yes, there will be lockers available to hire. Lockers need to be purchased in advance. 

All lockers have USB ports for phone charging, but have only one charging device per locker. Please remember to bring your own USB cable.


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