Leeds Festival 2018: Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar and Fall Out Boy top the bill
Think August bank holiday, think Leeds Festival, for the biggest music event in northern England. Every year Bramham Park in West Yorkshire is the host for three days of live performances by music's leading lights – from indie to rock, dance to pop, and just about everything in-between.
Always showcasing a wide range of artists great and small, Leeds Fest's 2018 line-up does not disappoint. Topping the bill this year are Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings Of Leon, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, Skepta, and Panic! At The Disco, while other highlights include The Wombats, Sigrid, J Hus, Dua Lipa, Pale Waves, Nothing But Thieves and Annie Mac.
With such a diverse range to choose from there’s bound to be something for all tastes, so grab your Leeds Festival tickets at StubHub now – and don't forget your wellies!
Leeds Festival history: popular festival back for its 19th year
Over the past two decades, Leeds Festival has established itself as one of the most popular and successful music events in the UK.
Beginning in 1999 as an offshoot of its much older sister festival in Reading, the event was first held in the grounds of Temple Newsam – a Tudor-Jacboean property to the east of the city. Back then, a weekend ticket cost just £80 and the event was headlined by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Blur and The Charlatans.
In the millennium year Pulp, Stereophonics and Oasis were the headliners; while 2001 saw Travis, Manic Street Preachers and Eminem top the bill. 2002 belonged to Guns 'n Roses, The Strokes and Foo Fighters during one of the wettest Leeds Fests in memory.
Yet despite the erratic Yorkshire weather, music fans continued to flock to the estate in ever greater numbers with each passing year, causing the festival to eventually outgrow its Temple Newsam home. The event moved to its current residence in Bramham Park in 2003 (Blur, Metallica and Linkin Park were the headliners that year) and the festival now has capacity for 80,000 visitors a day across the three-day weekend – making it the biggest music festival in the north of England.
Into its 19th year in 2018, Leeds continues to welcome the same great bands as its Reading twin, along with offering its own unique atmosphere.
Similar events to Leeds Festival
As well as checking out Leeds Festival tickets at StubHub, why not look into other festival experiences? Sister event Reading Festival caters for those in the south of the country, while for heavy metal fans, Download Festival is a must.
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