Your chance to become a part of Leeds and Reading Festival history

Reading and Leeds 2014 logo
Reading and Leeds 2014 logo

Leeds Festival organisers are giving fans a chance to become a part of this year’s event by naming one of the stages.

For the first time fans are invited to get involved in the naming of the stage dedicated to offering rock in the form of the best in metal, punk and hardcore at both Leeds and Reading Festivals.

In 2014 this stage will be curated by Daniel P Carter, host of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and a long-time fan and supporter of the festivals.

Dan is a natural choice to curate this stage, having been to Reading and Leeds countless times, headlining what was the Concrete Jungle in 2004 with A and playing the Lock Up Stage with Hexes in 2008.

Dan has suggested ‘The Riff Haus’ as a new name for the stage, but do you think you can do better?

Make sure you have your say and be in with the chance to become a part of Reading and Leeds’ history by putting forward the winning suggestion.

Lucky fans who get their stage names shortlisted will receive an upgrade for them and a friend from standard to guest tickets for the 2014 event. If their idea goes on to win the public vote then the ticket holder and a friend will also get amazing side of stage access to their newly named stage.

Until midnight on Tuesday January 28, anyone can put a name forward through the Reading and Leeds websites. A shortlist of suggestions will be selected in collaboration with stage curator Daniel P Carter on Wednesday, at which point fans can get voting for their favourite new name through the websites. The chosen name will be announced on Friday, January 31 on the Reading and Leeds Facebook, Twitter and websites.

Of Mice & Men will be one of the headliners at the newly named stage this year with an exclusive festival performance in England and Wales not to be missed following their sold out UK tour.

It seems only fair that the headliners have a say in the name of the stage so have put their own suggestion into the mix – ‘The Hyphy Stage’. The band will also take over the official Reading and Leeds Twitter account on Wednesday between 8pm-8.30pm to answer any fan questions.

Tickets for the 2014 Leeds Festival are still available at 2013 prices online from or See Tickets or by ringing credit card line 0871 2310821.

So far Blink 182 have been announced as a main stage headliner with the line-up over the weekend including Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion. These are just the first of hundreds of exciting bands set to play, with plenty more to be announced soon.