Leeds Festival 2009 News

28 Aug 2009 - 30 Aug 2009
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HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010
Buy passes now to see AC/DC and many more
Biffy Clyro added to Isle of Wight Festival bill
The Scottish rockers will play the Saturday - buy tickets!
Friendly Fires to headline Camp Bestival 2010
Marc Almond, Billy Bragg and loads more added
Kasabian, the Prodigy for Benicassim Festival
The Specials, Public Image Limited, more for Spanish event
Beach Break Live finds a new home in Wales
Student festival is heading back to the seaside - buy tickets!
The Big Reunion 2009 Weekend Two
27-29 November - Butlin, Skegness
The Big Reunion 2009 Weekend 1
20-22 November - Butlins, Skegness
UK Festival Awards 2009
indigO2, London - 19 November
vinspired Lake Of Stars Festival 2009: Rated!
Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi, Africa - 15-18 October 2009
Dubai Sound City 2009: Rated!
The Irish Village - 5-7 November
Atomik Weekender 2010: Rated!
Prestatyn Pontins, Wales - 6-8 November
Hot Rats: 'We arrived by helicopter playing 'Ride Of The Valkyries''
Supergrass' Danny Goffey talks about his new band, toilet tours and Butthole Surfers
James Walsh: 'It sounds mad but Take That should Play Glasto'
The Starsailor frontman talks about his film career, solo work and Brucie
The pleasant revolt: Katrina Larkin
We talk to the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Twisted Wheel: 'We did a gig and fans were throwing car hubcaps around!'
Twisted Wheel's Johnny Brown talks to us at Liverpool Music Week
The Wombats: 'He got into a tent and woke up next to a randomer'
The Wombats discuss their strangest festival moments
We predict the headliners of 2010
This summer bill toppers and some we want to see
An Aussie's guide to the best Australian Music Festivals
We ask an indigenous insider to give us the low-down
Thawed out: freezing festivals and snow soirees
The best events to give you the chills...
15 things that happened in 2009 that may never happen again
Festival one-offs from the past 12 months
New Year's Easy: where to go for NYE
Mark the end of a decade with a memorable night
Festivals 2009: a year in review
The moments that have defined the last 12 months
Dubai Sound City: our winner returns
Check out Liz's thoughts on the festival
The Big One: Dubai Sound City 2009
The Irish Village, Dubai, UAE
The big one: Swn Festival 2009
Various, Cardiff, Wales - 21 October 2009
VF is 10: the future of festivals
We talk to organisers about the last ten years
Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009
With the UK Festival Awards nominations now open, we need your help to shape the Most Memorable Moment category.
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Leeds fan: stuck in the middle with poo
A young woman had to be helped out of a toilet by fireman at Leeds Festival after getting stuck trying to retrieve her bag, the BBC reports.
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Dissected: Leeds Festival 2009
For those who didn't manage to drag themselves out of the campsites, here's what happened at this year's Leeds Festival...
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Watch Reading, Leeds on Virtual Festivals
Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you all the best bits from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Kings Of Leon close curtain on Leeds Festival
Kings Of Leon caused hundreds to be stuck in a crush as eager punters flooded the main stage arena for the close of Leeds 2009.
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Radiohead cap day two of Leeds Festival
It was the Battle of Britain, as the cerebral Radiohead faced off against the crowd-pleasing antics of Lost Prophets on the second night of Leeds Festival 2009.
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Funeral For A Friend reminisce at Leeds
Whether in music or spirit, punk was the order of the day for the first half of Sunday at Leeds festival, with Funeral For A Friend, Alexisonfire and more dominating the early line-up.
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The Prodigy outshine Arctic Monkeys at Leeds
The Prodigy knocked the Arctic Monkeys from their headline tree at the opening night of Leeds Festival 2009, in what surely must go down as one of the most misplaced billings in the festival's history.
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The View, Lethal Bizzle play Leeds Festival
The proof of the pudding was in the live show, with both The View and 3OH!3 proving doubters wrong this afternoon at Leeds.
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Leeds Festival 2009 kicks off in style
Enter Shikari crowned the first half of Leeds Friday in style, with a euphoric main stage set.
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Relive Reading and Leeds Festival right here!
Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you all the best bits of Reading and Leeds Festival.
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Festival weather watch: Reading and Leeds
With Reading and Leeds to kick off in just two days time, we take a look at the weather forecast for both festivals.
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No box office at Reading and Leeds Festival
No box office at Reading and Leeds Festival
Organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festival have warned non-ticket holders that there will be no box office at either site this year.
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Buy Reading & Leeds tickets, pick up at the gate
Buy Reading & Leeds tickets, pick up at the gate
Viagogo are offering Reading and Leeds Festival fans the chance to get last minute tickets to this weekend's festivals and pick up the passes on the gate.
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Buy Viagogo V Festival tickets, pick up at the gate
Viagogo are offering V Festival fans the chance to get last minute tickets to this weekend's festival and pick up the passes on the gate.
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The Libertines to play festivals in 2010
The Libertines will play festivals next year, according to co-frontman Pete Doherty.
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Online festival ticket fraud down on last year
Online festival ticket fraud down on last year
Less people are being conned into buying festival tickets from unofficial websites, police and festival organisers believe.
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Monkeys to give away Reading, Leeds passes
Monkeys to give away Reading, Leeds passes
In true Charlie And The Chocolate Factory fashion, Arctic Monkeys will be giving away two Golden Tickets to Reading and Leeds Festival with their new single 'Crying Lightning'.
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Win guest Reading and Leeds Festival tickets
Win guest Reading and Leeds Festival tickets
We've got a pair of guest tickets to give away to the sold out Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Thursday entertainment announced for Leeds
Wild Beasts and Blood Red Shoes are among the names set to play Leeds Festival on the Thursday (27 August).
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Reading and Leeds Alternative Stage announced
Reading and Leeds Alternative Stage announced
Reading and Leeds Festival chiefs have revealed the plans for this year's Alternative Stage.
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Reading and Leeds announce more bands
Soft Toy Emergency, Everything Everything, Lovvers and more are among the names set to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds.
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Kids In Glass Houses for Reading and Leeds
Kids In Glass Houses are among the latest acts confirmed for Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Noah And The Whale, The XX for Reading, Leeds
Noah And The Whale and The XX are the latest names confirmed for Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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10% off ALL festival tickets with Viagogo
10% off ALL festival tickets with Viagogo
Virtual Festivals have teamed up with secondary ticketing site Viagogo to offer you 10% off of all their festival tickets.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...
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Jack Penate added to Reading/Leeds line-ups
Jack Penate is the latest addition for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...
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Faith No More to headline Reading and Leeds
Faith No More have been confirmed as headliners for the NME/Radio1 Stage at this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Deadmau5 top dance tent at Reading and Leeds
Deadmau5 will headline the Dance Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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The View and more for Reading and Leeds
Scottish rockers The View are among the latest acts announced for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Frank Turner confirmed for Reading & Leeds
Former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner has been confirmed to play Reading and Leeds festival this summer.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...
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Little Boots and more for Reading and Leeds
Little Boots is among the latest names confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Hockey to play Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds
Hockey are set to play Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Virtual Festivals can officially reveal.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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More names for Reading and Leeds
Billy Talent and Anti-Flag are among the first names confirmed for the Lock Up Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Faith No More to play Reading and Leeds
Faith No More to play Reading and Leeds
The recently reformed Faith No More have announced on their website that they are playing this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Lost Prophets for Reading and Leeds bill
Lost Prophets are the latest name to be confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Reading & Leeds weekend tickets sold out
Weekend tickets for both Reading and Leeds festival have completely sold out.
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UK festivals endorse secondary ticketing
UK festivals endorse secondary ticketing
The UK festival industry has today officially endorsed secondary ticketing for the first time, with Reading, Leeds and Latitude signing up Viagogo as their official secondary platform, ahead of Reading and Leeds going on-sale later today.
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Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading & Leeds
Arctic Monkeys are the first headliner to be announced for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Reading and Leeds Headliners Revealed!
Radiohead and Kings Of Leon will join Arctic Monkeys as headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store
Virtual Festivals is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Noise Merchandise to make sure you're kitted up for the upcoming summer.
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Little Boots reveals her festival plans for 2009
Little Boots reveals her festival plans for 2009
Little Boots has revealed that she is set to play nearly every major festival in the UK this summer.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...
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Lethal Bizzle to play Reading and Leeds?
Lethal Bizzle is eyeing up a return to this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.
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Libertines turn down Reading & Leeds
According to Pete Doherty, The Libertines were offered a substantial amount of money to headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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No metal headliners for Reading and Leeds?
Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys are to headline this year's Reading And Leeds Festivals, sources have suggested.
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U2 set for Isle Of Wight Festival?
U2 are set to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival, a tabloid newspaper has suggested.
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Reading & Leeds warn of fake ticket sites
Reading & Leeds warn of fake ticket sites
Fans of Reading and Leeds Festivals are being urged not to buy tickets from fake websites.
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AC/DC announce UK stadium shows
AC/DC have announced two UK stadium shows as part of their 2009 world tour.
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Five arrested in online ticket fraud investigation
Five people have been arrested in an online ticket fraud investigation regarding festival tickets and Beijing Olympics passes.
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Klaxons to 'play every festival possible'
Expect to see Klaxons at a festival near you next summer after the band promise to play every festival possible.
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Kings Of Leon set for Reading and Leeds
Kings Of Leon set for Reading and Leeds
Kings Of Leon have been lined up to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival, according to a source close to the band.
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Volunteers wanted from Reading & Leeds
Festival Republic, the promoters behind Reading and Leeds Festivals, are looking for volunteers to help with their overseas projects in 2009.
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Foo Fighters announce UK festival hiatus
Foo Fighters look unlikely to make any UK festival appearances in 2009 following comments made by their lead singer Dave Grohl.
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