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Leeds Festival 2014 tickets
Updated: 28 November 2014
When: 28 – 30 August 2015
Who: Metallica to headline - more acts to be announced
Reading and Leeds Festival returns over the 2015 August bank holiday weekend. Every year, the two-site festival impresses with biggest and best line-ups.
This year Metallica will headline the festival. The legendary group will be joined by Jamie T, Run The Jewels, Pierce The Veil, Wilkinson Live, Manchester Orchestra.
More artists, including further headline acts, will be announced at a later date.
Leeds Festival Location
Every year, Leeds Festival is held at Bramham Park, West Yorkshire.
Leeds Festival Transport
The festival is well served by various transport links. It’s close to the A1, M1 or A1 (M) whether you are travelling from the South, North, East or West. The venue is well served by taxis and buses and a regular shuttle bus takes festival goers from just outside the Leeds City train station (other stops include the Bus Station).
Leeds Festival History
Leeds Festival forms part of the Leeds and Reading Festival which takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds. The origins of the festivals’ roots came from Reading Festival which began life as a jazz festival and was founded by Harold Pendleton in 1961.
The original location for the Leeds Festival was at Temple Newsam, Leeds in 1999, but was moved to the Bramham Park in 2003.
Below is a list of notable headline acts since 1961:
1963: The Rolling Stones, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters
1969: Pink Floyd, The Who, The Nice
1994: Cypress Hill, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1995: Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, Neil Young
1996: The Prodigy, Black Grape, The Stone Roses
1997: Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Metallica
1998: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Beastie Boys, Garbage
1999: The Charlatans, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2000: Oasis, Pulp, Stereophonics
2001: Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Eminem
2002: The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses (Leeds only), The Prodigy
2003: Linkin Park, Blur, Metallica
2004: The Darkness, The White Stripes, Green Day
2005: Pixies, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden
2006: Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Pearl Jam
2007: Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins
2008: Rage Against The Machine, The Killers, Metallica
2009: Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead
2010: Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink-182
2011: My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Pulp, Muse
2012: Kasabian, The Foo Fighters, The Cure
2013: Eminem, Alt-J, Sub Focus
2014: Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, Blink-182