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Leeds Festival 2016 set to begin

Festival goers arrive for the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park Credit: Press Association

Thousands of festival goers are waking up in Bramham Park this morning on the first day of Leeds Festival.

This year the event is being headlined by Biffy Clyro, Foals and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Up to 90,000 music fans are expected at the three-day music festival over the August bank holiday weekend believed to the biggest of its kind in the north of England.

There was disruption on the roads yesterday as fans began arriving in Leeds.

The A64 was closed eastbound from the A1(M), with both lanes being used as a one-way system for those heading to Bramham. The additional route on the A64 was in place until 5am tomorrow.

Further delays are expected on Sunday when the festival comes to an end.

Foals and Disclosure to headline Leeds Festival

Foals and Disclosure have been announced as the latest co-headliners for this year’s Leeds festival.

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Leeds Fest, which takes place across August bank holiday weekend at at Bramham Park, will also be headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement. A co -headline with two of the most promising British acts out there; Foals secret set last year was a highlight for me, as I’m sure their debut headline slot will be, coupled with the phenomenal Disclosure – we’re very proud to be able to give these acts the recognition they deserve.

– MELVIN BENN, ORGANISER LEEDS FESTIVAL

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Leeds Festival lost property: Dozens of items yet to be claimed

One hundred driving licences, 96 mobile phones and 172 bank cards are among items being held in lost property after this weekend's Leeds Festival.

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More than 70,000 music lovers watched over 200 bands perform on eight stages at the three day event.

Authorities are holding on to dozens of items lost at Bramham Park and want revellers to get in touch to claim the goods.

All enquiries are being dealt with via email: lostleedsfest@gmail.com. Items can be claimed up to six week after the festival has closed.

Leeds Festival clear-up underway

The massive clear-up has started this morning at Bramham Park as music-lovers leave Leeds Festival.

Leeds Festival clear-up underway Credit: ITV Yorkshire

70,000 fans watched over 200 bands perform on eight stages at the three day event.

American rock act Metallica closed the festival last night. There has been some traffic congestion this morning on the A64 as vehicles leave but it is expected to ease this afternoon.

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