Bumper number of additions for Leeds Festival line-up

Funeral For A Friend, playing on the new Rock Stage at the Leeds Festival.
Funeral For A Friend, playing on the new Rock Stage at the Leeds Festival.
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More than 60 acts have been added to the line-up for this summer’s Leeds Festival.

Main stage headliners for the huge annual event at Bramham Park over the August bank holiday had already been revealed as Green Day, Eminem and Biffy Clyro, but now it has been confirmed who will play on the Festival Republic Stage, the Lock Up Stage and new Rock Stage.

More names have also been added to the main stage line-up with Skindred playing on the Saturday, Lower Than Atlantis on the Sunday and We Are The In Crowd and Bury Tomorrow on the Friday.

Frightened Rabbit have been added to the Saturday line up for the NME/Radio 1 Stage along with Fidlar and highly rated new band Kodaline while Tribes and AlunaGeorge will appear on this stage on the Friday.

The Lock Up Stage will once again feature for two days of the festival, but a change this year will see the third day becoming a new Rock Stage.

With the expanded Dance Stage line-up covering three whole days, a Rock Stage day has been added to the opening day with the first names just announced, to be headed up by Shikari Sound System, the electronic alter-ego of the British band Enter Shikari.

Joining them are Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend, hardcore punks Gallows, who are returning for their seventh consecutive year at the festival, Northern Irish band And So I Watch You From Afar and Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith.

Saturday’s Lock Up Stage headliner is Alkaline Trio. The renowned Illinois punk band will be playing the best of their music, from the punk beginnings of their first albums to the more pop-punk offerings seen on their most recent album My Shame Is True.

Joining them will be Australian punk rock/psychobilly band The Living End and Californian metaphoric rock group RX Bandits. For a ferocious dose of post hardcore stylings, catch legendary special guests, New York four-piece Quicksand, one of the most influential bands of their genre in the early to mid-90s.

Also on the bill are Exeter based rock’n’rollers The Computers and New York punk rockers Cerebral Ballzy.

Top of the bill on the Lock Up on the Sunday are Tomahawk, who will be joined by legendary New York hardcore band Sick Of It All, LA hardcore punk band The Bronx and legendary British ska/punk band King Prawn, who are back after a 10 year hiatus.

More acts have been added to the line-up for the Dance Stage with Fenech-Soler, Friction, A-Trak, Flux Pavillion, Dillon Francis, Redlight, Charli XCX, Clean Bandit, Fred V & Grafix, Is Tropical, Bondax, Jacob Plant ft. Majestic, Willy Moon, Jagwar Ma, Big Black Delta, Robert DeLong and Night Works all set to appear.

The Festival Republic Stage bill has also been announced with headline performances by Spector on the Friday, Crystal Fighters (Saturday) and British Sea Power (Sunday).

Across the three days this stage will hosts a wide variety of acts from those just starting out to the more established. Set to play are Tim Burgess, Kate Nash, Chvrches, Lucy Rose, Pure Love, Surfer Blood, The Jim Jones Revue, Merchandise, Parquet Courts, MØ, Splashh, California X, MS MR, Drenge, Chapel Club, Skaters, Half Moon Run, Twenty One Pilots, Findlay, Balthazar, To Kill A King and The Family Rain.

Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park between August 23 and 25 with tickets, priced at £202.50 for the weekend ticket and £90 for a day, available from Ticketmaster and See Tickets or at face value in person when paid for in cash at Leeds Visitor Centre.