Preview // Leeds Festival 2012
With not much in the way of rival ‘summer highlight’ festivals, this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals are set to be one of the most exciting around. Over the years, Reading and Leeds festivals have seen some of the most memorable musical moments, and 2012 will be no exception.
Headlining this year’s opening night will be Foo Fighters. Their first Leeds festival performance since playing in 2005, the rock godfathers are known for their electrifying sets, which haven’t been in abundance since the release of their seventh studio album ‘Wasting Light’ last summer, making them an exciting headliner and one not to be missed at Leeds festival this summer.
Playing Leeds on the Saturday and Reading on the Friday after a long awaited return will be The Cure, who are sure to bring a set filled with favourites following a set from recently member-jigged alternative rockers Paramore.
Finalising this year’s Leeds festival headliners will be Kasabian, one of the UK’S very own and also one of the biggest British bands to emerge in the last decade. They will make their first festival appearance on the Sunday at Leeds and Saturday at Reading.
The NME/Radio 1 stage has proved a recent hit and hasn’t disappointed in previous years of the festival. Leeds festival 2012 will be no exception with French electro duo Justice, who will follow modern Reading and Leeds festival veterans Two Door Cinema Club and The Horrors on the festival’s opening night, while other days will see The Maccabees (Saturday) and At The Drive-In (Sunday) round up the night with their headline slots. Across the weekend, the NME/Radio 1 stage boats sets from upcoming artists such as Howler, Django Django, Friends and Dry The River, as well as a replacement set from Leeds local grime band Hadouken! after Chiddy Bang was forced to pull out of his performance.
For the full list of artists playing at this year’s Leeds festival, click HERE.
For information on ticket prices, click HERE.