"Electrifying crowd at Leeds Festival " says Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno in his exclusive chat for Calendar
Melvin Benn announced which local bands have beat stiff competition to win a place in the 2012 Leeds Festival line-up.
Acts appearing at this year's Leeds Festival are donating items for auction in aid of the Martin House Hospice for terminally-ill children.
Senior officers at West Yorkshire Police have praised music fans attending this year's Leeds Festival.
Throughout the weekend, 32 people were arrested for offences including theft and drugs. In total 87 crimes were recorded. Extra patrols were mounted in villages near the festival at Bramham.
On Saturday night, these patrols arrested three men and a woman from Essex, and seized a haul of mobile phones which are believed to have been stolen from people within the festival. Two people have been charged and held in custody, with the remaining two released on bail pending further enquiries.
– Chief Superintendent Andy Battle, West Yorkshire Police.
"The atmosphere throughout the weekend has been fantastic. It felt like a relaxed party. It was obvious everyone was excited about the live bands and enjoying the entertainment in a safe venue."
It's been a big year for Indie rockers The Vaccines. Earlier this year they supported The Stone Roses at their comeback gigs in Heaton Park and their much-anticipated 2nd album Come of Age is due to be released on September 3. Calendar caught up with the band at this year's Leeds Festival.
Chart-toppers Kasabian brought the curtain down on this year's Leeds Festival but before the Leicester rockers took to the stage the band's lead guitarist Sergio Pizzorno spoke to Calendar's Chris Bland
It's clean up time at Bramham Park as this year's Leeds Festival comes to an end. Around 70,000 people were at the three-day event to see bands including the Kaiser Chiefs. Here are some of the highlights in pictures:
It's the final night of music for thousands of fans enjoying the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park.
Rockers Kasabian will close the main stage with their set tonight. Organisers say the line up was one of the best they've had, and they're already working out how they can top it next year
60 young people from across Europe are at Leeds Festival to make sure it is environmentally friendly. They will join the 'Everything is Possible' team in salvaging abandoned camping equipment left in a good or reusable condition. This equipment will then be passed on through a "community exchange".
– Clair Brown, co-founder of Everything is Possible
This is a fantastic opportunity to give to young people who couldn’t normally access this kind of event the chance to see their favourite bands while helping the local community and environment. A lot of organisations working with young people or the homeless, for example, could really make use of this equipment.
60 young people from across Europe are in Leeds to help keep this year’s Leeds Festival environmentally friendly. They are coming for a two week volunteering project organised by the local community organisation Everything is Possible, to help keep the Leeds Festival site environmentally friendly.
They will also help salvage abandoned camping equipment left in a good or reusable condition. This equipment will then be passed on to the local community and individuals in Leeds through a ‘’community exchange’’ sale.