"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.
Calendar's Lisa Adlam is at Leeds Festival - listen in on her chat with the Kaiser Chiefs.
This year's Leeds Festival is in full swing. Calendar's Lisa Adlam joined the thousands of music fans who've turned up to see the likes of the Foo Fighters and the Kaiser Chiefs.
The music clips in Lisa's report are courtesy of B-Unique records, RCA Records, Universal Music Ireland and Universal.
Ever wondered how many toilets there are at Leeds Festival? Or how many tonnes of camping gear gets left behind? Well, fear not, because our fact file will answer all!
- 2012 is the 10th year the festival has been at Bramham Park in Leeds and the 14th year of Leeds Festival
- The site is 600 acres - that's more than 330 football pitches!
- Last year 40 tonnes of unwanted camping gear was salvaged and donated to charities and community organisations
- In 2011 Leeds Festival raised more than £100k for charity
- More than 150,000 cups of water will be handed out to crowds over the weekend
- 737 radios will be used by festival staff
- 91 cabins are on site for staff
- 41 buggies are on site to help staff get around
- There are roughly 2,000 toilets on site
- The last time The Cure performed in Leeds was at The Queen's Hall in 1985, 27 years ago!
- Almost 200 artists will perform at each site over the festival weekend
Thousands of music fans are in our region for the start of Leeds Festival. Around 70,000 people are at the three-day event to see bands like the Foo Fighters.
70,000 music fans are expected at Bramham Park over the next three days to see bands including local lads the Kaiser Chiefs and American rockers the Foo Fighters.
Thousands of music fans are heading to West Yorkshire today for this year's Leeds Festival at Bramham Park.
Roads around the site were congested this morning, but many arrived by train, laden with tents, wellies and supplies for the long weekend.
The festival begins in earnest tomorrow and features headline acts including the Foo Fighters, the Cure and Kasabian.