With a main stage boasting headliners Blink 182, Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore and of course fellow Sheffielders, Arctic Monkeys, to draw the thousands of alcohol-infused festival goers from their tents and into the night, Leeds festival 2014 was one to remember.
The NME/Radio 1 and Festival Republic stages were daytime favourites; showcasing names such as The Kooks, Bombay Bicycle Club, Drenge, Wolf Alice, Catfish and the Bottlemen… Need I continue? Not to mention a solo debut performance former frontman of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way, before he made his way to the signing tent, where hundreds of fan girls cried in total awe. BBC Introducing were spot on with their selection of up and coming artists. From the blissful melodies of Rae Morris, to the slacker rock guitar riffs of Bloody Knees, every artist to grace the stage was wholly refreshing and full of potential.
With other stages including the BBC Radio 1 Dance stage with the likes of Annie Mac and Klaxons, and the Alternative Stage with Simon Amstell and Bill Bailey, there truly was something for everyone at Leeds Festival 2014 and if this year is anything to go by, next year couldn’t come faster.
Review by Ellen Offredy
Pic by Duncan Stafford