About Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
In 1999, the Reading Festival extended to Leeds. With its Northern counterpart Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival attracting over 90,000 music fans the dual-site event continues to grow from strength to strength.
In 2008, the festival organisers parted with their main sponsor Carling and the festival reverted back to the name of "Leeds Festival".
The line up for Leeds Festival is typically announced in March with more bands revealed throughout the summer leading up to the event. However, in a break from the norm the organisers have recently started to reveal some bands before Christmas.
In 2016, the Main Stage headliners will be Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy.
Tickets for Leeds Festival 2016 are available through Ticketmaster and See Tickets.
Watch a few of the great acts playing Leeds Festival BBC Introducing Stage this year.
Hot off the Leeds Festival stage, we had a chat with Gustav Wood and Fraser Taylor of Young Guns.
Sam Monk previews the BBC Introducing Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festival
Matt Benatan interviews Castrovalva in their lead up to appearing in Mine at this year's Live at Leeds festival. Filmed and edited by the talented Rob Harvey for Leeds Music Scene.
Leeds Music Scene sat down with Melvin Benn at this year's Leeds Festival launch event.
LMS speaks to Sarah Smith from Martin House Hospice at the Centre Stage 2013 Press Launch and Martin House Leeds Festival 2012 Auction Exhibition.
I'm at Leeds Festival and it's Sunday afternoon, the Marsicans have just opened up the BBC Introducing stage and tore it apart! Still on a high, I caught them for a chat after, to see how it was to play their first festival! This is what James, Joe, Ollie and Matt had to say about worms, hotel room videos and stage diving!!
Bastille are a London based band made up of Dan, Will, Kyle and Woody, who are current making waves following highly praised sessions on Radio1 with Huw Stephens and Radio2 with Dermot O'Leary...to name a few. Just before they took to the stage here at Leeds Festival, and following their appearance at Reading and BBC3 with Fearne Cotton, I was lucky to grab (the very excited) Bastille for a chat. We discussed their love of Sleeping, Hot Sauce and collaboration with Jedward....I kid you not!!
Hear what some of the influential people on the Leeds Music Scene have to say about this year's Live At Leeds Festival.
Jonny Mawson caught up with Billy and Owen from Blacklisters at the Leeds Festival Press Day 2011.
Sam Panasuik spoke to Jordan Brown and Audelio Flores of Set Your Goals at Slam Dunk 2011. They talk of their music being a mixture of Rick Astley, wishing to play Reading & Leeds festival and how they hope to be playing in space when the end of the world happens in 2012.
Leeds Music Scene speaks to Rob and Paul from The Automatic after their set at Leeds Festival 2008
Lauren Strain caught up with Ali Whitton at Manchester's Dry Bar to look back on a busy 2005 for the songwriter, which included an appearance at Leeds Festival and saw the release of his "Kisses" and "Curses" EPs.