Date: 22 Aug 2003
- 24 Aug 2003
Venue: Bramham Park, UK
5000 Free Festival CDs up for grabs!
In celebration of an incredible festival season, we've teamed up with Carlinglive.com to give you a free 'Best Of The Fest'
CD featuring eight tunes from some of the best acts from this year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals. Merry Christmas!
Canterbury Fayre vs Carling Weekend
A collection of hippies down in Kent went up against the Double-Headed Goliath might of the Mean Fiddler's Carling Weekend
at Reading and Leeds...who won really depends upon your perspective!
Leeds 2003 success silences critics!
A capacity crowd of up to 50,000 people enjoyed each day of the festival, held at its new location in Bramham Park, near Wetherby,
and not one toilet was burned, much to the dismay of local critics!
Injuries at Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds
Crush drama during System at Leeds on Friday is the only blot on an otherwise blissful Carling Weekend. Oh, and Damon fell
off the stage at Reading, grazing his knees!
Download Reading & Leeds Festival Stage Times!
We can now reveal the stage times of all the acts appearing on the Main, Radio 1, Carling and Concrete Jungle Stages at this
weekend's Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals so you can plan your weekend without missing a beat!
We're SMIRN-OFF to Reading and Leeds!
With 2 Many DJs, Lamb, Death In Vegas, Audio Bullys and many more, The Smirnoff Experience Dance Arena is better than some
of the main stage line ups. Full details of what you need to see.
Leeds Festival to go ahead!
This weekend's Leeds Festival will go ahead as planned, following an emergency meeting of the City Council last night, at
which a last minute attempt was made to pull the plug on the festival.
Jay-Z cancels Reading & Leeds shows
Jay-Z has pulled out of the Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals with only two weeks' notice. The Darkness will take
his place on the line-up, thereby switching from the day they were previously scheduled to appear.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to Replace The White Stripes at Reading & Leeds
As we had predicted, for many months, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will appear at the Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals
to fill the slot vacated by The White Stripes. Biffy Clyro will also replace Lostprophets.
Leeds 2003: More Weekend Tickets for sale!
More weekend tickets have been made available for the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival which takes place at Bramham Park on
22-24 August, and features headliners Metallica, Linkin Park and Blur! Get yours now, before they sell out (again!)
Leeds Festival: New Security Measures to be introduced
Leeds Festival organisers Mean Fiddler are introducing a host of new security measures to prevent a repeat of the vandalism
that marred the end of last year's event.
Reading & Leeds: Carling Stage Announced
The line-up for the Carling Stage (the platform for emerging talent at the Reading & Leeds Festivals) can now be revealed...
Courtney Love pulls out of Reading & Leeds
Courtney Love has cancelled her appearance at THE CARLING WEEKEND: READING AND LEEDS Festivals due to "recording commitments".
Reading & Leeds: More names added
Death in Vegas, Lamb, Audio Bullys, Buck 65, Blackalicious, Blak Twang, Pepe Deluxe and Scissor Sisters are the latest additions
to join the Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds line-up...
Reading/ Leeds - More 'lil bands added
Complementing the glossy rock of headlining acts like Metallica and Linkin Park, organisers of The Carling Weekend Reading
and Leeds Festivals have announced a host of smaller punk bands for the bill
NEWSFLASH: Leeds moves to Bramham!
Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Mean Fiddler Music Group, has today announced that the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival will
be moved to a new location: Bramham Park, 10 miles outside the city.
Leeds: Green light for Temple Newsam!
Leeds Festival organisers the Mean Fiddler have been given the go-ahead to hold the festival at Temple Newsam Park again this
year, despite concerted opposition from local residents, MPs and police.
Staind and many more for Reading & Leeds!
The Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals have just announced a new batch of contenders for the Main Stage, the Radio
One Stage and the Concrete Jungle Stage...
Leeds Festival 2003 is GO!
This year's Leeds Festival will definitely go ahead, but may take place at a new venue - Bramham Park, a stately home 10 miles
outside the city. The promotors will find out today whether or not they can hold the festival at the old venue (Temple Newsam)
Reading & Leeds Concrete Jungle Stage Takes Shape
According to www.punktastic.com, (a reliable punk news site) The Concrete Jungle Stage will return to Reading on Saturday
August 23 and Leeds on Sunday August 24, with Pennywise, Lagwagon and The Ataris headlining...
Elbow need YOU!
Tired of singing your heart out and making festival performances really special whilst the band take all the credit? Well
Elbow want to put that right by naming and thanking everyone who sang along with them at Glastonbury 2002!
Jay-Z and more for Reading & Leeds!
JAY-Z, LOSTPROPHETS, JUNIOR SENIOR, THE USED and FINCH have all been confirmed for the Main Stage at the CARLING WEEKEND:
READING AND LEEDS festivals...
Primal Scream & more confirmed for Reading and Leeds!
Primal Scream, The Libertines, Electric Six, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol have joined the line-up of the Carling Weekend: Reading
and Leeds Festivals, and we can reveal the day/ stage breakdown!
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.
Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park to join Metallica at Reading and Leeds 2003?
Metallica will be embarking on a massive stadium tour of America with Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. With Metallica already
confirmed, this re-inforces the rumours that the others will join them on the bill of the Reading and Leeds festivals this
Big Names for the 2003 Festivals!
Prince at Glastonbury? The Chili Peppers at V2003? Linkin Park and Jay-Z for Reading and Leeds? Travis for T in the Park?
Yep, the rumour mill is in overdrive this year, but if speculation proves correct (and we usually are!) then the outlook rocks!
EXCLUSIVE - Metallica Officially Confirm Festival Dates
Metallica will appear at next year's Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals, and have confirmed dates for Dublin, Germany,
Italy, Belgium and Denmark as part of a European tour.
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