Leeds Festival granted license

The Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival has been granted it's licence for 2005, after city councillors approved its application from organisers Mean Fiddler in record time.

It took less than an hour for the licensing committee at Leeds Civic Hall to give the event the go-ahead at last night’s meeting, in a unanimous vote.

The capacity has once again been set at 52,500, following last year’s sold out event when The Darkness, Green Day and The White Stripes headlined.

Melvin Benn, director of festivals at Mean Fiddler, said afterwards: “This is great news. Last year’s festival once again demonstrated that Bramham Park is the perfect venue for the North’s only music festival and we can now look forward to another three days of great music and world famous bands in 2005.”

No acts have yet been confirmed but Pixies, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age and Kasabian are among those rumoured to be playing.

An announcement as to who will be headlining is expected in early March, with tickets going on sale shortly afterwards.

The Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival 2005 take place at Bramham Park, Leeds,between 26-28 August, the same weekend as its sister festival, Reading. CLICK HERE for more.