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The good weather finally came out for the thousands of music fans enjoying this year's final day at Leeds festival. And for two local bands who took to the stage for the first time, it couldn't have got any better as Sarah Clark reports.
Festival goers have been reporting alarming conditions at Reading and Leeds music festivals. Writing on the official Leeds Festival page, several ticket holders complained that the facilities were not coping with the weather.
– Jason Parker
The event organisers make enough money to provide some decent sanitation as well. The toilet situation is barbaric, heck just a roof would help. Just saying.
– Caroline Mitchell
Some woodchip to soak up the mud would have been a huge help...conditions were pretty treacherous especially in the dark and then the car got stuck in the mud too so bit of a problem getting out, saying that the stewards were a fantastic help. All made worth by an incredible set by Green Day. Have fun if you're going today.
– Vicky Parsons
Left Leeds last night after I was told by medical and welfare staff that there was nothing they could do to help me, despite being on crutches, because of the weather.
It's been another wet night for revellers at the Leeds Festival. But most managed to keep spirits high - with Detroit rapper Eminem taking to the main stage today.
Leeds Fest has been newly crowned Mud Fest - after torrential rain overnight forced many revellers out of their tents - and some to even give up and head home.
It been heavy going underfoot at Bramham Park today with the mud several inches deep in many places.
Heavy rain fell throughout the night but the good news is that better weather is expected tomorrow - and some people just don't let anything put them off having a good time!.
Leeds Fest became Mud Fest overnight as torrential rain forced many revellers out of their tents - and some to give up and head home. Both the Oxfam and Welfare tents reported brisk trade with both offering temporary shelter for some of those whose tents became waterlogged.
Heavy rain fell throughout the night and in some parts of the festival ground the mud was several inches deep. More rain is forecast today but better weather is expected tomorrow.
Campers have been descending on Bramham Park since Wednesday - and the first band hit the main stage at lunchtime today. Adam Fowler is one of the eighty thousand music fans soaking it all up. Here is his report from tonight's Calendar.
Overnight downpours has meant a muddy start for thousands of music fans at this year's Leeds Festival.
The three day Leeds Festival is offically underway but the thousands of music fans who braved overnight downpours to grab a prime spot didn't let the weather dampen their spirits
Thousands of music fans flocked to Leeds Festival today as the three-day event got underway.
Heavy rain at the site in Bramham Park last night meant some muddy areas underfoot but it did not deter festival-goers, many of whom were excited to see headliner Eminem on Sunday.
Eminem's last performance at Leeds Festival was 12 years ago in 2001 when Leeds turned three-years-old - this year the festival turns 15.
The line-up this year features a variety of performers including Biffy Clyro, Green Day, and Eminem on the main stages, and Jake Bugg and Alt-J elsewhere.
The festival officially opened today with many revellers having braved overnight downpours to bag themselves a prime spot to watch their favourite bands.