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Leeds Festival line-up announced

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7:27am 14th March 2012

As many as 80,000 music fans will once again descend on Bramham Park this summer when some of the world’s biggest rock bands perform at the Leeds Festival.

The line-up was announced at an official launch party held at the Cockpit, in Leeds last night.

Among the names, US rockers the Foo Fighters will kick off proceedings on Friday playing their only UK shows this year.

80s indie band The Cure  will headline on Saturday, one of their only UK shows this year. 

Leicester band Kasabian close the festival with their first ever headline appearance, while bands like Florence and the Machine and the Kaiser Chiefs will also perform over the weekend.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, said:

"Old names, new names, exciting names and brilliant names: that is what I make of it really, there’s some really special bands here.

"This is the fourteenth year of Leeds Festival. I can barely believe its fourteen years, it’s flown by. It’s an absolutely amazing part of my life."

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