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Eilish and Fender amongst headliners for Leeds Festival 2023

Planning is underway for Leeds Festival 2023 at Bramham Park with the first batch of acts announced last week. Twinned with Reading Festival in Berkshire, the festival takes place annually every August Bank Holiday weekend.

The American Billie Eilish is arguably the biggest act announced so far. This means that the ‘bad guy’ singer will have headlined both the Glastonbury Festival and Leeds and Reading Festival at just 21 years old.

Indie rock sensation Sam Fender is also amongst the headliners for next year, the Geordie singer/songwriter who attended the festival numerous times as a spectator in his younger days took to Twitter to express his delight at the news.

Other headliners announced include Lewis Capaldi, The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Foals.

Melvin Benn, who’s company Festival Republic organises and runs Leeds and Reading is already looking forward to next year’s festival as he said:  “With another epic six headline artists, and an incredible, genre-defying line-up that features some of the very best in modern music. Once again Reading & Leeds is set to be the ultimate bank holiday festival weekend – we can’t wait to be back!”

Ticket Sales commenced through Ticketmaster on Monday and a sell out is expected as further acts carry on being revealed to the public.

Some music fans were quick to take to Twitter to express their delight at securing tickets.

Next year’s festival will be the third to take place post-pandemic and Adam White, who runs The Vinyl Whistle record shop in Headingley believes that going so long without live music or festivals has only wet the appetite for music fans to secure gig and festival tickets, he told Yorkshire Voice:

“I think festivals and gigs as a whole are having a bit of a resurgence because we went so long without either, people are just keen to get out there and go and see as much live music as they can.”

White was impressed with the line up so far as he went on to say: “On the face of it, I think Billie Eilish is as strong of a female artist you can get at the minute.

“Obviously The Killers and Foals as well so fans of indie music who were maybe a bit disappointed last year may be a little bit happier this time around.

“In terms of people who are perhaps wanting to go to their first festival, I think the line up is actually very appealing.”

In little over eight months time, Bramham Park (Pictured) will be occupied by thousands of tents and festival goers for Leeds Festival 2023

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