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Full Leeds Festival line-up to be announced

Brit Award winners Arctic Monkeys have already been announced for the festival
Brit Award winners Arctic Monkeys have already been announced for the festival Credit: Press Association

The full line-up for this year's Leeds Festival will be announced later. Brit award winners Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 have already been announced for the three-day music festival in August.

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Leeds Festival hoping to avoid another mud bath

The organisers of the Leeds festival have revealed new ways to get rid of rain water and prevent mud baths like the one experienced at last year's event.

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Around 1,000 metres of piping is being installed around the Bramham site to improve drainage.

In the most boggy areas, a layer of stone is being placed beneath the topsoil to help stop problems with sinkage.

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Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys to headline at Leeds Festival

Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading & Leeds Festival

Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed as headliners of this year's Reading and Leeds Festival.

The performance, across the weekend of 22-24 August, will be the band's only festival appearance this summer in England or Wales.

Since topping the bill in 2009, the quartet fronted by charismatic singer Alex Turner, have risen to become one of the world's biggest bands, with a total of five UK number one albums.

Also confirmed today to take the stage are Courteeners, The 1975, and You Me At Six.

American pop punk band Blink 182 have been confirmed as the festival's other headliners, with more bands set to be announced throughout the year.

Festival organisers: 'thought and sympathies' with family of 19-year-old who died

The organisers of Leeds Festival have released a statement about the death of a 19-year-old man at the three day event.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the 19-year-old man. West Yorkshire Police are currently leading the investigation and we do not have any further information at this time.

– Leeds Festival

Tributes paid to 'bright light' James Houghton who died at Leeds Festival

A popular teenage guitarist who was about to go to university has died after collapsing at the Leeds Festival.

James Houghton, 19, from Hartlepool, travelled to the event with friends.

Police are investigating the "unexplained death", which is not being treated as suspicious.

His mother Paula is a deputy head of year at Manor College of Technology, where her son was a pupil.

He was due to take a place at Manchester University.

The teenager was a keen guitarist who was involved with the Red Dreams charity which nurtures young talent.

Anne Malcolm, headteacher at Manor College, said the school extended its support to his family.

She told the Hartlepool Mail that the popular, intelligent teenager was one of the highest-performing pupils when he left in 2010 and said, "James was a bright light who will be greatly missed."

Police investigate 'unexplained death' at Leeds Festival

West Yorkshire Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man at Leeds Festival. officers were called to the on site medical facilities late on Sunday night after he collapsed elsewhere on the site. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Police say they are not treating his death as suspicious and the man's family have been informed.

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