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The Libertines to headline Leeds Fest

The Libertines have been announced as the third and final headliners of Leeds Festival.

The Libertines have been announced as the third and final headliners of Leeds Festival Credit: Press Association

The band join Metallica and Mumford and Sons as the main headliners.

The full line-up can be scene below:

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Martin Kemp's Calendar interview makes tv 'Gold'

It is more than 30 years since Spandau Ballet launched themselves on an unsuspecting world.

The band became a global phenomenon - selling more than 25 million albums worldwide - and attracting a legion of adoring fans. They are now back on the road and coming to Sheffield in a few days time.

Martin Kemp made a pit stop in Leeds to chat to Calendar's Gaynor Barnes and Jon Hill ahead of their gig.

Lantern parade at Moonraking festival finale

The Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary, with the finale of the week long event being this evening's lantern parade.

The festival, which has been going for more than 30 years, takes place in the village of Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield, every two years and has grown into an exciting celebration of creativity, crafts and storytelling.

At its heart is a week of lantern making workshops, where people of all ages create willow lanterns of all shapes and sizes. This is interwoven with storytelling, music workshops and performances building to the finale day.

The parade starts at 6pm. For more information click here and for a taste of what is in store - this was the last parade in 2013.

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson treated for cancer

Iron Maiden have revealed that lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson has been having treatment for cancer.

Iron Maiden have revealed that lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson has been having treatment for cancer. Credit: Press Association

The heavy metal legends said the 56-year-old from Worksop had a routine check up when a cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue was found.

The band say that the early diagnosis means his prognosis is positive.

Since the tumour was confirmed before Christmas, Dickinson has taken a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment which was completed yesterday.

He is expected to make a full recovery but experts say it could take several months for him to regain full fitness.

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Beacons Festival swaps dales for textile mill

Organisers of one of Yorkshire's favourite music festivals say the 2015 edition will not take place in the traditional location of the Yorkshire Dales.

Organisers of one of Yorkshire's favourite music festivals say the 2015 edition will not take place in the traditional location of the Yorkshire Dales.

The festival, which has been running since 2011 and has featured headliners including Django Django and Roots Manuva, will instead take up residencies in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

Organisers said that feedback from regulars suggested that attending an all weekend camping festival was becoming too expensive. To meet demand, Beacons directors are hoping to make the festival more accessible in a range of venues.

The Leeds leg of Beacons festival will take place throughout a three storey former textile mill in the city centre for a 12 week program of music, art, film and food.

The festival's organisers say anyone who had bought early bird tickets will be contacted to arrange refunds.

The team would also like to thank everyone who's attended Beacons Festival in its various guises over the past years, we hope you're as excited as we are about our plans for 2015!

– Beacons Festival
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