Hello Operator play Leeds Festival this weekend. The band popped into the Calendar studios for a special performance of one of their tracks
Everyone knows Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182 and Queens of the Stone Age, but who else is playing Leeds Festival? Here are a few of our picks:
Roads are expected to be busy as thousands of people make their way to Bramham Park this weekend. Here is some of the latest travel advice
Leeds Festival gets underway today at Bramham Park. Music fans have been arriving at the site since Wednesday for the three-day event. Blink 182 headline the main stage tonight.
For more information about the line-up click here.
Chart topping rapper Tinchy Stryder is to open a brand new outdoor arena based at Flamingo Land.
He will perform at the Party in the Park event on 22 August to formally open the new Riverside One Arena.
Riverside One is the latest development at Flamingo Land costing £4 million to build and provides outside dining space, an all-weather stage and a back-lit waterfall feature.
– Flamingo Land spokesperson
No expense has been spared on Riverside One or the array of talent that we have secured for the event, including children's entertainment, singing acts and our acrobatic team. We want to make sure that no-one misses out on what will be an unbelievable event.
Leeds Festival continues to draw top quality acts and large crowds because of its integrity, according to the man to makes it all happen.
Melvin Benn told ITV Calendar that Leeds Festival crowds know their music and bands appreciate that, creating a perfect and unique atmosphere for both to revel in:
The Leeds Festival is looming so that means rain right? Right! (but hopefully not too much).
Thursday will see a drop of rain in the form of light showers, but they won't amount to very much.
Thursday night is expected to be chilly, especially for camping.
Friday will see sunshine and mainly dry weather but a few showers are possible late afternoon/evening. Another chilly night will follow.
On Saturday expect a sunny morning but a few heavy, possibly thundery showers late afternoon/evening.
Saturday night will be really chilly due to clearing skies but that means a nice day on Sunday with long sunny spells.
Then it all goes pear shaped as rain edges in Sunday night to give a wet and windy day Monday.
Have a great time and stay up to date with the latest forecast here.
The man responsible for booking bands at Leeds Festival says the time is right for Arctic Monkeys to headline after a five year absence.
Final preparations are underway for the festival which begins on Friday.
Jon Mac also told Daniel Lynch about the importance of having local bands playing across the three day event at Bramham Park:
The first footage from a new ITV drama looking at the rise to fame of Cilla Black has been released.
It stars Sheridan Smith, the Epworth born actress who made her name in shows like Benidorm.
The move to more serious roles has been a smooth transition for her and she says she has studied Cilla Black in great detail to make the portrayal as accurate as possible.
Click below to watch the preview: