“LEEDS YOU WHAT YOU WHAT! LEEDS YOU WHAT YOU WHAT” is like music to my ears, if I close my eyes I can already picture myself in the blossoming fields of Bramham park with tens of thousands of people chanting this repeatedly with passion.
As always Leeds festival will run on August bank holiday weekend (25th-27th) and close out the summer for many people, giving them one last wild weekend until its back to the grim life of work, university, coursework and exams (cue violins).
The festival has returned to its classic 3 headliners this year in comparison to its 5 headliners in 2016 with Biffy Clyro, Fallout Boy, Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This year’s line-up hosts a wide variety of acts with something to keep everyone young and old on a festival high from pitching up the tent on the Wednesday morning to packing your car on the bank holiday Monday and driving your sorry broken self home to hibernate for the rest of the week.
Kasabian and their new album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ will be found headlining Friday night (Reading) and Saturday night (Leeds).
Following the release of their sixth studio album, the audience can expect new festival anthems such as ‘You’re in Love with a Psycho’, as well as classics from their previous chart topping albums, such as ‘EEZ EH’ ‘LSF’ and ‘Vlad the Impaler’.
Eminem returns to the main-stage after four years to headline Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday; his last visit in 2013 saw an array of special guests bless the stage alongside him.
Muse get the honour of opening the festival headliner slot at Leeds on Friday, and closing the festival at Reading on the Sunday. Following the release of their album Drones in 2015, and an awe inspiring set at Glastonbury last year, as well as the promise of new music soon, they are sure to be a memorable watch.
Headliners aside there’s also over 150 acts across the weekend to sink your teeth into including the britpop godfather Liam Gallagher himself with a promise of new tunes from his upcoming solo album ‘As You Were’ as well as Oasis classics everyone can’t wait to hear. Bastille also get the recognition they deserve with a sub headliner slot getting the crowd hyped up ready for Kasabian. Along with Blossoms, You, Me, at Six, Haim, The Sherlocks, Two Door Cinema Club and Milky Chance your set for a true indie weekender.
Indie aside huge dance and grime artists are also set to make an appearance at Bramham park with sights of Fatboy Slim, Andy C, Marshmello, Mista Jam, Giggs and Lethal Bizzle all ready to bring you a highly energetic set with the bass turned up to full.
Its safe to say this is a weekend that should not be missed and is a true curtain close to the bitter disappointment of a British summer.