One of the most anticipated festivals in the North this summer, it promises to be another memorable weekend, with some of the hottest global artists performing to tens of thousands of revellers.
If you’re starting to plan your weekend of fun, and thinking about how to get to Leeds Festival, read on.
When is Leeds Festival?
Taking place simultaneously to its sister festival in Reading, Leeds Festival will happen over the Bank Holiday weekend, between Friday 23 and Sunday 25 August.
The exciting line-up sees The Foo Fighters headlining on Friday night, The 1975 taking to the stage on Saturday, and Post Malone taking the prime spot on Sunday night. Other artists on the bill include Yungblud, Billie Eilish, Bastille, Chvrches, Twenty One Pilots and Stefflon Don.
Held in the remote location of Bramham Park in Wetherby, the venue can be accessed by train, car and bus. If you’re wondering how to get to Leeds Festival, whether for a day or the entire weekend, here are the best routes available.
Travel to Leeds Festival by train
The nearest major train station to the festival site is Leeds. From here it’s a half hour drive to Bramham Park, with free shuttle buses operating back and forth from the station to the site.
There are regular services from nearby major cities. The train from Newcastle and Liverpool takes approximately 1h 25m, while it’s less than an hour from Manchester and Sheffield. From London King's Cross, it’s a two-hour journey. Please note: London North Eastern Railway are running track upgrades at King's Cross across the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday and Sunday), with severe delays expected. LNER is recommending that passengers do not travel over the weekend. If you're trying to get from London to Leeds Festival for the Saturday or Sunday, please seek alternative means of transport.
Owing to it being a busy weekend over a Bank Holiday, it’s advisable to book tickets in advance. Keep in mind that the last trains of the night are often the busiest, with many day ticket holders trying to get home.
Travel to Leeds Festival by bus
The Big Green Coach company is the official bus travel provider for Leeds Festival. It operates from 39 locations around the UK, with return journeys starting from £33 when booked in advance. You'll have to pay a £10 deposit to secure your seat. With severely reduced train services from London to Leeds across the Saturday and Sunday of the festival, the coach is a great alternative travel option.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets went on sale in November. At the time of going to press, tickets are available to book for day or weekend passes. Day tickets start from £69.50, while weekend camping passes start from £205. Overnight camping is available for weekend ticket holders only. Campervans are subjected to a £75 charge.
Ticket holders will be issued with wristbands for the weekend. To book tickets or check availability, please visit Leeds Festival’s official website.
What should I bring?
Although it may be summer, the British weather is unpredictable and it’s not uncommon for bright blue skies to give way to bouts of rain at this time of year.
Therefore, it’s advisable to pack for all eventualities, checking your preferred weather website before the festival for the latest updates. Wellies are always suitable for rainy days, while boots are protective for feet. Be sure to include sunscreen, wet wipes, medicines and a bottle of water to refill and stay hydrated on your visit.
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