I was never a festival goer pre- 2013, but now I am all for it. Ok I won’t camp, but with a great line-up I can’t say no. One of my good friends and I were very excited to see Arctic Monkeys so we booked very last minute day tickets for Sunday.
I caught the train on a weekend, something I don’t usually like doing, but it was a great atmosphere even before I got to Leeds.
The queue for the shuttle bus wasn’t too long but the actual journey there was, it took nearly an hour. When we got there, I was worried about the mud- yes I know it is a festival and I had my wellies on but it was so bad last year.
The first tent we went to was the BBC Radio 1 dance stage, the first act was Milky Chance. The thing I love about festivals is you get to discover new musicians. I really enjoyed their set and look forward to more music from them.
Luckily the weather was good, none of this heavy rain or down pours as expected over the weekend.
I tried to save my battery, voice and energy for the headline act Arctic Monkeys. At around 4pm we made our way to the main stage. I’m not going to lie but what is the age limit for Leeds Fest again, looked like there were too many kids and not enough grown ups.
We watched the Hives, Imagine Dragons, Foster of the people and Jake Bugg, what a line-up eh?
The crowd then began to build up with very little room to move, we found a decent spot wwith enough room to breathe. The wait was over, the headline act wowed us:
* Warning these videos contain flashing images and strong lighting
As a Sheffield born and bred girl, I was so happy to hear them dedicate a song to Sheffield, I was probably the only one screaming in the crowd I was in.
Their set was amazing and proved to be one of the best bands I have ever seen live.
Anyway, getting home was not as bad as last year when we waited 3 hours for a taxi. We managed to get on a shuttle bus, but the queue was hectic.
It was one of the best festivals ever, and I hope I can enjoy many more to come.
What did you think?