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Mud, sweat and beers at Leeds Festival and Galtres Parklands Festival
THOUSANDS of music fans were braving the elements at two of Yorkshire’s biggest music festivals this weekend.
Armed with tents and wellies, people attending Leeds Festival and Galtres Parklands Festival were all hoping the storms would hold off so they could see some of their favourite bands.
Biffy Clyro took to the main stage at Leeds Festival, at Bramham Park, last night while American punk rock band Green Day headline this evening and rapper Eminem will be topping the bill tomorrow.
A total of 75,000 people are expected at Leeds this year with more than 200 acts performing over the bank holiday weekend, including Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, Foals and Kodaline.
York and Pontefract band Glass Caves, who started off busking in the city centre, performed to crowds today on the BBC introducing stage. Meanwhile Duncombe Park, Helmsley, saw rock band Reef kick off the Galtres Parklands Festival last night.
Alongside 100 other artists, headline acts for the weekend include Maximo Park tonight and veteran punk rockers The Stranglers tomorrow. As well as acts including The Undertones, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Hope And Social, the festival which was held at Crayke last year, will have an array of food, drink and craft stalls.
Both festivals are expected to see several thundery showers throughout the day, with some brighter spells later on, before clearing up tomorrow with some sunshine and highs of 21C.
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