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Revellers soak up the sun at Leeds Festival

Around 70,000 people have been enjoying the atmosphere at a sunny Leeds festival swapping umbrellas for sunglasses.

Revellers soak up the sun at Leeds Festival Credit: ITV Yorkshire

With Mumford and sons headlining the main stage and the Libertines headlining last night- organisers say the event has been going down a storm.

Tomorrow music fans can look forward to American rock act Metallica as well as Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, The Wombats and many more as over 200 acts perform on eight stages.

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Leeds Festival day two

It is day two at Leeds Festival where music lovers will be able to see headline perfomance from Mumford and Sons.

Leeds Festival day two Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It is the first time the London based rock band Mumford and Sons have headlined in Leeds. Other bands on today include Alt-J, Bastille, Palma Violets, Drenge, Peace and Swim Deep.

Around 70,000 music fans will be able to watch dozens of acts performing across seven stages at the event held at Bramham Park over three days.

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Happy Daggers 'over the moon' to be playing at Leeds Festival

Members of Happy Daggers, an up and coming rock and soul band from Leeds, have told ITV Calendar News they are delighted to have been selected to play at this year's Leeds Festival.

The four-piece band features Sinclair Belle on guitar and vocals, Danny Martin on guitar, Jon Causley on bass and Tommi Stubbs on drums:

Up and coming rock and soul band from Leeds- Talk to Calendar about playing Leeds Festival, the North's Biggest Music Festival.

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Melvin Benn: Metallica the 'ultimate rock band'

The man behind Leeds Festival says he has booked the "ultimate rock band" with this year's headliners Metallica.

The metal giants close the weekend following headline performances from The Libertines on Friday and Mumford and Sons on Saturday.

Melvin Benn said Metallica were consistent performers still at the top of their game:

More than 60 new acts announced for Leeds Festival

More than 60 new acts have been added to to the line-up of this year's Leeds Festival, the organisers have announced.

alt-J performing in London in 2013 Credit: Press Association

The event, on August Bank Holiday Weekend, is being headlined by Mumford & Sons, Metallica and The Libertines. Indie rock band alt-J will also be performing on the main stage this year.

We're really over the moon to be returning to Leeds. It'll be our third time playing, and we always have the best time.

– Gus Unger-Hamilton (alt-J)

Palma Violets will be joining alt-J on the main stage on Saturday at Leeds, treating revelers to cuts from their upcoming album ‘Danger In The Club’.

Fusing dub step and rock to create a sound that is entirely their own, London’s Modestep step up to the plate on Sunday at Leeds, joined on the bill by raucous LA skate punks FIDLAR and Japanese metal idol stars Babymetal, who will be opening the stage.

Friday at Leeds will see the return of The Gaslight Anthem, after performances from Against Me! and Feed The Rhino.

Leeds band Hawk Eyes have also been named as one of the 60 new acts to take to the stage this year

The Leeds Festival will take place on the Bank Holiday Weekend of 28th to 30th August.

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