Leeds Festival 2014


On 22nd – 24th August 2014 I went to Bramham Park for Leeds Festival. It was my first ever visit to a music festival and a truly unforgettable experience. With star-studded line up that included headliners of ‘blink-182’, ‘Queens of the Stone Age’, ‘Paramore’ and the biggest band in the world right now – ‘Arctic Monkeys’, it was certain to be an amazing few days of music and it did not disappoint.

Friday 22nd August


There was a huge buzz on anticipation at Bramham Park as the long wait was finally over. The opening day in Leeds saw pop-punk legends ‘Blink-182’ headline the main stage, while a star-studded line up saw the likes of ‘Papa Roach’, ‘A Day To Remember’, ‘You Me At Six’ and even hip-hop duo ‘Macklemore & Ryan  Lewis’ – an unusual addition to the traditionally rock festival, all thrill the huge crowds on a beautiful sunny day in  Yorkshire.

The Story So Far

Setlist: Roam // Quicksand // Stifled // Thing’s I Can’t Change // Swords and Pens // Daughters // All Wrong // Empty Space // Bad Luck // Right Here // The Glass // High Regard //

Tonight Alive

Setlist: The Edge // The Ocean // Don’t Wish // Hell and Back // Wasting Away // What Are You So Scared Of? // Listening // The Fire // Lonely Girl //

Young Guns

Setlist: I Want Out //  Weight of the World // Stitches // Memento Mori // Rising Up // Towers (On My Way) // Learn My Lesson // Dearly Departed // You Are Not // Bones //

Papa Roach

Setlist: Infest // Between Angels and Insects // Where Did the Angels Go? // Burn // Forever // Scars // Silence Is The Enemy // Still Swingin’ // …To Be Loved // Getting Away With Murder // Last Resort //

Sleeping With Sirens

Setlist: If You Can’t Hang // Congratulations // Here We Go // Low // A Trophy Father’s Trophy Son // Tally It Up, Settle The Score // Scene Five: With Ears To See, And Eyes To Hear // Kick Me // Do It Now Remember It Later // If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn //

A Day To Remember

Setlist: The Downfall Of Us All // 2nd Sucks // Right Back At It Again // I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of? // Why Walk on Water When We’ve Got Boats // All Signs Point to Lauderdale // End Of Me // Sometimes You’re The Hammer, Sometimes You’re The Nail // All I Want // The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle //

You Me At Six

Setlist: Too Young To Feel This Old // Underdog // Loverboy // Stay With Me // Win Some, Lose Some // Kiss and Tell // Forgive and Forget // Fresh Start Fever // Reckless // Cold Night // Room to Breathe // Bite My Tongue // Lived A Lie //

Macklemore &  Ryan Lewis

Setlist: Ten Thousand Hours // Thrift Shop // Arrows // Crew Cuts // Otherside // Same Love // Can’t Hold Us // White Walls // Wing$ // And We Danced // Irish Celebration // Can’t Hold Us //


Setlist: Feeling This // What’s My Age Again? // The Rock Show // Up All Night //  Down // I Miss You // Dumpweed // Wishing Well // Always // Stay Together For The Kids // Asthenia // Happy Holidays, You Bastard // First Date // Easy Target // All Of This // Hybrid Moments // Man Overboard // Ghost on the Dancefloor // All The Small Things // Carousel // Violence // Dammit // Family Reunion //

Saturday 23rd August


The second day of Leeds Festival 2014 had a lot to live up to after an unforgettable opening. But with double headliners in the form of ‘Queens of the Stone Age’ and ‘Paramore’, accompanied by a star-studded main stage line up that included ‘Jimmy Eat World’, ‘Enter Shikari’ and ‘Vampire Weekend’, there was no doubt that this Saturday had something for everybody and would be another day to live long in the memory.

Gerard Way

Setlist: The Bureau // Action Cat // Zero Zero // Millions // Juarez // Drugstore Perfume // Get The Gang Together // No Shows // Snakedriver //


Setlist: We Are The Future // Monolith // Jagerbomb // The Evolution // Eclipse // Omen // Leviathan //

Blood Red Shoes

Setlist: Welcome Home // Don’t Ask // Heartsink // The Perfect Mess // Red River // Speech Coma // Cold // An Animal // Light It Up // Je Me Perds //

Deaf Havana

Setlist: Smiles All Round // Leeches // 22 // Boston Square // Anemophobia // Drive All Night (English Hearts) // Hunstanton Pier // Mildred // Caro Padre //

Jimmy Eat World

Setlist: Bleed American // A Praise Chorus // My Best Theory // Appreciation // Chase This Light // Big Casino // Get It Faster // Let It Happen // I Will Steal You Back // Sweetness // The Middle //

Enter Shikari

Setlist: Solidarity // The Paddington Frisk // Destabilise // Radiate // Sorry, You’re Not A Winner // Gandhi Mate, Gandhi // Anaesthetist // Sssnakepit //

Vampire Weekend

Setlist: Diane Young // White Sky // Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa // Unbelievers // Holiday // Step // Cousins // California English // A-Punk // Ya Hey // Campus // Oxford Comma // Giving Up The Gun // California English Pt.2 // Walcott //

Queens of the Stone Age

Setlist: You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire // No One Knows // My God Is The Sun // I’m Designer // Smooth Sailing // Fairweather Friends // Make It Wit Chu // If I Had A Tail // Little Sister // Feel Good Hit of the Summer // The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret // I Sat By The Ocean // Sick, Sick, Sick // Go With The Flow // A Song For The Dead //


Setlist: Still Into You // That’s What You Get // For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic // Ignorance // Pressure // Decode // The Only Exception // Last Hope // Brick By Boring Brick // Misery Business // Let The Flames Begin // Part II // Proof // Ain’t It Fun //

Sunday 24th August


It was the final day of the festival but for many, the best was yet to come. Arctic Monkeys returned to their home county of Yorkshire today to bring the festival to it’s conclusion. Alex Turner and co. were arguably the biggest band in the world at this moment following the release of ‘AM’ in 2013 and their announcement as headliners was the reason that many had bought their tickets. Alongside the likes of Jake Bugg, Imagine Dragons and Foster The People – Sunday at Leeds may have been the last, but it certainly wasn’t the least.


Setlist: Melody Has Big Plans // Smoking Kills // History Is Bunk // Coffee // Community, Stability, Identity // No Time For Old Bones // We Want The Whip! // Boneyard // Boneyard // Tongue Surfer // Limerence //


Setlist: Why Do You Hate Me? // Is It Horrible? // Captivate You // Born Young and Free // Move, Shake, Hide //

Dry The River

Setlist: Hidden Hand // Med School // New Ceremony // Gethsemane // Lion’s  Den // Everlasting Light // Rollerskate // No Rest // Weights and Measures //


Setlist: Lovesick // Money // Higher Than The Sun // California Daze // Wraith // Follow Baby // Lost On Me // Float Forever // World Pleasure // Bloodshake //

The Hives

Setlist: Come On! // Take Back The Toys // Walk Idiot Walk // Two Kinds of Trouble // See Through Head // Main Offender // I Want More // Go Right Ahead // Won’t Be Long // Tick Tick Boom // Hate To Say I Told You So //

Foster The People

Setlist: Best Friend // Helena Beat // Life on the Nickel // Coming Of Age // Houdini // Call It What You Want // Are You What You Want To Be? // Pumped Up Kicks // Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls) //

Imagine Dragons

Setlist: Fallen // It’s Time // Tiptoe // Hear Me // Amsterdam // Song 2 // On Top Of The World // Demons // Radioactive //

Jake Bugg

Setlist: There’s A Beast And We All Feed It // Trouble Town // Seen It All // Me And You // Storm Passes Away // Two Fingers // Messed Up Kids // Ballad of Mr Jones // Simple Pleasures // Kingpin // Taste It // Slumville Sunrise // What Doesn’t Kill You // Broken // Lightning Bolt //

Arctic Monkeys

Setlist: Do I Wanna Know? // Brianstorm // Dancing Shoes // Arabella // Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair // Teddy Picker // Crying Lightning // Knee Socks // My Propeller // I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor // Library Pictures // Old Yellow Bricks // Snap Out Of It // No.1 Party Anthem // Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? // Fluorescent Adolescent // 505 // One For The Road // When The Sun Goes Down // Mardy Bum // R U Mine? //

Time to go home. See you next year Leeds Fest...

Time to go home. See you next year Leeds Fest…


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