Leeds Festival 2002 News
Melvin Benn has ruled out booking the current Guns N' Roses line-up for the Reading & Leeds festivals again.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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."
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 action.
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.
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 more
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!
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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.