LEEDS FESTIVAL 2006

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Date: 25 Aug 2006 - 27 Aug 2006

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Venue: Bramham Park, UK

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Winner:Innovation Award , Best Headline Performance (UK Festivals Awards2006)


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Kaiser Chiefs Come Home To Leeds

Kaiser Chiefs Come Home To Leeds

Kaiser Chiefs received some of the biggest cheers of the Carling Weekend during their homecoming main stage performance at Leeds on Saturday. Lead singer Ricky Wilson told his audience: "It's good to be home."

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Killswitch Engage The Crowd At Leeds

Killswitch Engage The Crowd At Leeds

Killswitch Engage and Mastodon have got this year's Leeds Festival off to a fittingly brutal start. In contrast to the sunny weather, both have been keeping things dark with Killswitch instructing the crowd to hurt each other...

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Reading/Leeds Tix For Spinto Mandolin

Reading/Leeds Tix For Spinto Mandolin

The Spinto Band are offering a pair of tickets to either the Reading or Leeds festival in exchange for the return of their mandolin, which was stolen from their Manchester gig last night...

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The Organ And Paramore Pull Reading/Leeds

The Organ And Paramore Pull Reading/Leeds

The Organ and Paramore have been forced to cancel their performances at this weekend's Reading and Leeds festivals due to ilness...

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Reading And Leeds Stage Times

Reading And Leeds Stage Times

You can start planning your Carling Weekend now thanks to organisers publishing stage running orders early. Just don't start planning any riots - because they're going to come down hard...

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Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fry Breakfast

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fry Breakfast

If you're attending Leeds Festival later this month and fancy the idea of being woken up by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. bearing breakfast and some gentle morning acoustic strummings then check this...

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Fancy Yourself As A Festival Film-Maker?

Fancy Yourself As A Festival Film-Maker?

Or just want to actually remember this year's Carling Weekend? A brand new competition is giving you the chance to do both. Ten lucky winners will be given a camcorder to record your experience at Reading or Leeds...

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New Stage For Leeds Festival

New Stage For Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival has announced details of a new, unsigned bands arena. The Topman Stage will feature a lineup of exciting bands all hailing from the north of England...

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The Vines for Reading and Leeds

The Vines for Reading and Leeds

The Vines have been added to the lineup for the Reading and Leeds festivals. The Australian rockers will play before Primal Scream and Dizzee Rascal on the Radio 1/NME Stage.

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Muse reveal fave new live tracks

Muse reveal fave new live tracks

EXCLUSIVE: Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has told VF about the new tracks he predicts will be the highlights of their headlining sets at Reading and Leeds - but warns they could perform the worst gigs of their lives!

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Full lineup for Reading/Leeds Carling Stage

Full lineup for Reading/Leeds Carling Stage

Bedouin Soundclash, Nouvelle Vague, and Animal Collective will headline the Carling Stage at Reading and Leeds this year, with dozens more acts confirmed for the UK's best new bands tent...

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Lock Up Stage for Reading and Leeds

Lock Up Stage for Reading and Leeds

Reel Big Fish, Sick Of It All, Hundred Reasons, Rise Against, and Anti Flag are just a few of the bands who'll be rocking the Lock Up Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals. Read on for the full lineup...

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5 more, 1 less for Reading & Leeds

5 more, 1 less for Reading & Leeds

Towers of London, Killswitch Engage, Aiden, Duels and Fields have been added to the line-up, whilst Audioslave have cancelled their appearance, at this year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals

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Dance lineup for Reading and Leeds

Dance lineup for Reading and Leeds

2 Many DJs, Coldcut, Vitalic, Lady Sovereign, and Spank Rock are among the acts confirmed to play the dance tent at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals...

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Police to foot bill following festival victory

Police to foot bill following festival victory

A landmark court ruling has ordered police to repay Mean Fiddler thousands of pounds for costs incurred following the rioting at Leeds Festival in 2003.

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HOT TICKETS: Leeds Festival

HOT TICKETS: Leeds Festival

With Leeds City Council agreeing a capacity increase to 70,000 for this year's Leeds Festival, a limited number of day tickets have been released to buy. Get them quick...

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Loads more for Reading & Leeds

Loads more for Reading & Leeds

Many more acts have been announced for the Main Stage and the Radio 1/ NME Stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals taking place on 25-27 August.

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First acts confirmed for Reading/Leeds

First acts confirmed for Reading/Leeds

Franz Ferdinand, Muse, and Pearl Jam will headline this year's Reading and Leeds festivals, topping another stunning lineup that also includes Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Placebo, and many more. Buy tickets here...

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Pearl Jam for Reading/Leeds?

Pearl Jam for Reading/Leeds?

According to tabloid reports over the weekend Pearl Jam are being lined up to headline this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals - and Arctic Monkeys could be elevated to fill another of the top slots...

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Two more for Reading and Leeds

Two more for Reading and Leeds

EXCLUSIVE: Having already revealed two of the three headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, we can now further wet your appetites with another two bands set to feature high up the bill.

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First four for Reading and Leeds

First four for Reading and Leeds

EXCLUSIVE: Virtual Festivals can reveal four of the biggest bands playing at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, including two of the headliners. It's all strictly rumour, of course (but true!)

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Son Of Dork snub UK Fests - shocker

Son Of Dork snub UK Fests - shocker

Son Of Dork have announced they will not be playing any festivals in the UK and have branded UK Festival-goers "f***ing rude", in reference to the less than favourable reception that greeted Fightstar at Reading and Leeds last year.

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Leeds Festival raises 20 000 for local hospice

Leeds Festival raises 20 000 for local hospice

In support of a council initiative to reduce congestion in the city, Leeds Festival offered its visitors a low impact option of getting to and from the festival this year, which also raised funds for a childrens' hospice.

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