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6 reasons you need to get yourself to this year’s Leeds Festival

You know the deal by now. It doesn’t get much bigger, better or LOUDER than Leeds Festival. Tell us something better you could be doing with your August bank holiday weekend… that’s right – you can’t. If you want to be with us down the front, screaming your lungs out to your favourite artists, you’re in luck! There’s still time to cop tickets – and take advantage of our exclusive offer that gives you 20% off your train travel with TransPennine Express. Read on for all the details, plus five other reasons you’re going to want to be there.

1 – The vibes

The fun times start as soon as you pick up your mates and get the train. Gather around a table, stay hydrated and star your favourite artists in the official Leeds Festival app to make your own personalised schedule. Once you’ve pulled into Leeds train station, just hop on a shuttle bus which takes you directly to Bramham Park. Once here, you’ll realise there’s no place quite like it on earth. Whether you’re making unforgettable memories in the campsites with your mates and shouting ‘Shalom Jackie’, or you’re soaking up some new talent on the BBC Music Introducing Stage – there’s something for everyone.


2 – The line up

Have you SEEN that Main Stage? With some of the biggest and best headliners to hit the UK this summer, that alone will make you want to grab your ticket. Don’t know who we’re on about? Where have you been?

The mighty Foo Fighters will melt your face with their huge riffs and deafening choruses on Friday night. Saturday sees The 1975 make their Main Stage debut as they bring ‘The Sound’ to Leeds Fest. Expect to hear songs from their huge back-catalogue and a live performance of their as yet unreleased track, ‘People’. Getting psyched yet? Sunday will see the Grammy Award-winning Twenty One Pilots bringing their sensational set to Leeds Fest. Feeling tired from all the excitement? Pull yourself together. Post Malone will be closing out this year’s Leeds Festival as he returns to headline the Main Stage.

Not tickling your pickle? We’ve also got the likes of Dave, Billie Eilish, AJ Tracey, Stefflon Don, Hayley Kiyoko, Sports Team, Enter Shikari, Octavian and more split across all of our stages.


3 – The funniest comedians


Leeds Festival isn’t just about the music – head down to the Alternative Stage and you’ll find a whole host of world-class comedians armed with the best gags on the circuit. Hear the latest grumbles from Josh Widdicombe, who you’ll recognise from the multi-award-winning Channel 4 series The Last Leg and QI. Russell Kane will have your sides splitting with his livewire wordplay and Bridget Christie will be there to skewer the juiciest of social taboos.

4 – The campsites

There’s nothing quite like pitching up in one of our campsites with your mates and knowing they’re going to be one of the first things you see the next morning. Whether you make an instant connection with your new tent neighbours, or you get angry at that person wailing the lyrics to Wonderwall again at 4am – you know you wouldn’t change a thing. Wanna know what makes LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS that little bit better? We’ve got 2 words for you. Piccadilly Party. If you know, you KNOW.


5 – The thrills, spills and the latest films

You’ve danced, you’ve laughed and you’ve screamed the lyrics to your favourite songs until your throat is a little bit too sore – but there’s plenty more going on besides the music and comedy at this year’s festival. Don’t miss out on the fairground rides which will take you to soaring heights, this is your chance to get a bird’s eye view of Bramham Park. Or if you need a little downtime, check out the exclusive screenings at the Alternative Stage, including Liam Gallagher: As It Was and Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story. Over on the BBC 1Xtra Stage, you might need to bring the tissues as we’ll be showing Bohemian Rhapsody and Avengers: End Game.


 6. Nab 20% off your train travel with TransPennine Express

If you’re still debating whether to book your Leeds Festival tickets, here’s a sweetener to seal the deal. As the event’s official transport sponsor, TransPennine Express is giving festival-goers a 20% discount on train travel to Leeds, with your bus ticket to Bramham Park included in the price. You’ll save even more with a 16-25 Railcard, and there’s no booking fee when you buy in advance either. Simply visit, click ‘Buy Tickets’, select a return journey to Leeds Festival on a TransPennine Express service – and get a 20% discount on flexible return train tickets, letting you rock out then ride home in comfort, whenever it suits you.

Don’t have your Leeds tickets yet? The clock’s ticking.