Leeds Festival is the sister to the long standing Reading event. It had its first show in 1999 with performances from lovable indie lads, Blur and an amazing set from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
The first event was held in Temple Newsham Park, however, after some trouble the event was moved in 2003 to a new home Branham Park.
Amidst the commerciality which has been the butt of the discerning festival goer’s jokes, The Carling Weekend has pulled in many huge acts from all genres of music. The stages and tents are few (4 in all), making for easier navigation and a reduction in punch ups between indecisive friends.