Date: 27 Aug 2004 - 29 Aug 2004
Venue: Bramham Park, UK
Two out of the three main stage headliners for next year's Carling Reading and Leeds festivals have already been decided upon, according to Mean Fiddler's director of festivals Melvin Benn.
In an astonishing u-turn, Mean Fiddler has ousted chief executive Dean James and scrapped a planned acquisition because its founder and chairman, Vince Power, has refused to go.
Dolls frontman David Johansen has told reporters his band will fulfil all upcoming tour commitments, including the Carling weekender, despite the recent death of bassist Arthur Kane.
American rockers The Walkmen have pulled out of their two appearances at the Carling Weekender in Reading and and Leeds later this month.
After the Reading leg of the Carling Weekender completely sold out last week, music fans have rushed to snap up all the remaining weekend tickets for its northerly sister show.
Several new bands have just been added to the bill of world's most northerly music festival, complimenting an already impressive line-up which includes Keane, The Stills and Radio 4.
Admitting singer Craig Nicholls is suffering from mental and physical exhaustion, The Vines have pulled out of their scheduled performances at the Carling Weekender Reading and Leeds festivals.
Hip-hop favourite Roots Manuva, cut-up kings 2 Many DJs, and bleep-warrior Squarepusher lead the charge.
The line up for the Carling Stage has been announced and The Distillers are special guests on the Main Stage for the day headlined by The Darkness (Fri, Reading/Sat, Leeds)
Another clutch of bands for the Radio One Stage including The Fiery Furnaces, Stereolab and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, and return of The Concrete Jungle
Super Furry Animals, MC5, Auf Der Maur, The Stills, The Ordinary Boys, Har Mar Superstar, British Sea Power and more have been added to the second stage at the Carling Weekend
More bands have been added to the Main Stage line-up including Goldie Lookin' Chain, The Rasmus and Taking Back Sunday. Plus, My Morning Jacket will play an exclusive set at Leeds
As temperatures rise across the country, tickets for the summer's festivals continue to disappear. Organisers have announced that the Reading leg of the Carling Weekend has sold out.
Darkness singer Justin Hawkins has launched a vicious tabloid attack against the Glastonbury Festival, following Michael Eavis' alleged comments that the band wanted an extortionate sum to perform this year...
A whole host of top bands join The Darkness and White Stripes at this year's Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals. We have full details. Tickets are onsale NOW!
A strictly limited release of weekend tickets has been made for this year's Leeds festival, which are only available to purchase online!
Considering their progress in their last 12 months it comes as no surprise that the Brit Award winners have the clout to dominate the Festival circuit
The Leeds Festival has this weekend received an unexpected boost of support prior to tomorrow's Licence hearing application being heard.