Date: 23 Aug 2002
- 25 Aug 2002
Venue: Temple Newsam Park, UK
Melvin Benn: "I wouldn't have the current Guns N' Roses back at Reading & Leeds."
Melvin Benn has ruled out booking the current Guns N' Roses line-up for the Reading & Leeds festivals again.
Reading & Leeds line-up announced!
Another victory for our rumour scouts as Linkin Park, Metallica and Blur have now been confirmed to headline this years' Carling
Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals. Tickets are now onsale!
More Leeds Rioters Face the Music
Eight more teenagers who admitted taking part in the riots at the Leeds Festival last August have been given community service
of up to 240 hours, and ordered to pay compensation of between £200 and £500 each.
GOTCHA! Leeds Rioters Convicted
Stuart Gunn and Nicolas Jones, both 18, are the first two to be convicted following the Leeds festival riots which resembled
a 'war zone'. They are to be sentenced next week, hopefully with more convictions to follow.
Police Appeal for Witnesses to Leeds Festival Disturbances
Killingbeck police today (Tues) appealed for the public's help identifying 24 men in relation to an outbreak of disorder at
the Carling Weekend, Leeds Festival music event at Temple Newsam, Leeds, over the August Bank Holiday.
The Datsuns Chat To VF... on MSN!!
Always on the ball and never off the field, Virtual Festivals conducts a quick late night interview with The Datsuns' Phil.
Where else? Why on MSN Chat at one in the morning of course!
Rock Legends Hit the Decks at Reading!
It was hoi palloi heaven in the backstage 'Orange Lounge' at this year's Reading Festival, as priviliged revellers were treated
to 'all back to mine' style DJ sessions from the likes of The Vines, Slipknot, Skunk Anansie and Janes Addicion singer Perry...
Organisers confident that Leeds will go on
In light of the riots, festival organiser Melvin Benn has vowed that, "We will not give in to the mindless minority and will
strive to make it more successful next year. The Leeds Festival will have a very long and successful future."
Virtual Festivals aid Police in hunt for Leeds Firestarters
On the final night of the Leeds Festival, a number of small-minded arsonists wreaked havok across the campsite, setting fire
to all and sundry. Virtual Festivals was there to capture the evidence, with exclusive photos of the riots and culprits in
Ash appearance at Carling Weekend 'Doubtful'
It has been reported that Ash's tour bus has been involved in a crash whilst travelling between venues on Moby's Area:2 touring
festival in the United States.
Can't get tickets? Then win them!
Virtual Festivals have teamed up some generous folk, to offer you free tickets and goodies (including the latest mobile phones)
for V2002, The Carling Weekend READING and LEEDS, Glasgow Gig on the Green, Creamfields UK and
Parachutes are OUT, animal entrails are IN at the festivals!
Whilst extreme sports rockers 'A' have been forbidden to parachute into the Reading Festival this year, as they had
desired, American freaks Slipknot have unveiled their intentions to cover the audience in animal entrails!
Leeds: License Appeal is Successful!
The Carling Weekend in Leeds is back on, at its usual venue - Temple Newsham Park - after organisers Mean Fiddler won their
appeal, today, against the rejection of the event's license application, following local complaints.
Get in to Reading and Leeds for Free with Oxfam!
Oxfam are looking for volunteer stewards to help out on the gates and stages at The Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds. As
well as getting a free festival, stewards will be helping to raise around £85,000 for the charity.
Injured headliners fight to get fit for the Festivals
Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas was left on crutches following a knee injury in Los Angeles last week, whilst Travis drummer
Neil Primrose recently fractured his neck in a swimming pool accident in France...
Leeds fate will be decided next week
After the license application to stage this year's Leeds festival was rejected, organisers Mean Fiddler have lodged an appeal
to Leeds Magistrate Court, which will decide whether or not the event can take place at its usual venue...
Organisers are '100% certain' that Leeds will go ahead
Despite the dramatic rejection of its license earlier in the week, the promotors have lodged an appeal which they are certain
will suceed, for the festival which takes place at Temple Newsam Park on August 23-25
Leeds license is rejected!
The Leeds festival has had its application for a licence rejected, however organisers insist that festival-goers need not
worry,and it will go ahead as planned.
Leeds Festival 2002 Discussion