This article was published in 2012.

Festival organisers have confirmed today that the initial lineup for Leeds 2013 will be announced on Thursday 29th November at midday.

This is a break from the norm as bands are not usually named until the Spring, although Melvin Benn had previously hinted that he would be looking at announcing one of the headliners for Leeds Festival 2013 before Christmas.

Tickets for Leeds 2013 will go on sale on Friday 30th November at 9am via the official ticket agencies Ticketmaster and See Tickets.

This year Leeds Festival will be running a new £50 deposit scheme. You pay now to secure your place and then pay off the remainder of the ticket price before March 2013.

As the Official Communications Partner of Reading & Leeds, Vodafone VIP customers can buy tickets for Leeds 2013 up to 48 hours before they go on general sale.

Obtain a free Vodafone sim and then register at Vodafone VIP for your chance to buy tickets from 9am on Wednesday 28th November.