Martin House Hospice Charity Auction poster

Festival rockers back hospice auction

Acts appearing at this year's Leeds Festival are donating items for auction in aid of the Martin House Hospice for terminally-ill children.

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Leeds Festival fact file

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
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