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Metallica will headline Leeds Festival on Sunday 30 AugustGetty

Leeds Festival has kicked off at Bramham Park with a line-up bursting with some of the world's top bands. The headliners for this year's festival are The Libertines, Mumford & Sons and Metallica and to keep on top of updates, you can download the festival app on iPhone or Android.

Line-up and main stage times

Friday
12:00 - 12:30 Feed The Rhino
12:45 - 13:25 Lonely The Brave
13:40 - 14:20 Against Me!
14:40 - 15:25 The Gaslight Anthem
15:45 - 16:30 The Cribs
16:50 - 17:35 The Maccabees
18:00 - 18:55 Jamie T
19:30 - 20:40 Kendrick Lamar
21:25 - 23:00 The Libertines

Saturday
12:00 - 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx
12:45 - 13:20 Neck Deep
13:35 - 14:15 Drenge
14:30 - 15:10 Palma Violets
15:30 - 16:15 Panic! At The Disco
16:35 - 17:20 All Time Low
17:45 - 18:40 Bastille
19:15 - 20:15 Alt-J
21:00 - 23:00 Mumford & Sons

Sunday
12:00 - 12:30 Babymetal
12:45 - 13:15 Fidlar
13:30 - 14:05 Marmozets
14:25 - 15:00 Modestep
15:20 - 16:05 Pierce The Veil
16:25 - 17:10 Alexisonfire
17:45 - 18:35 Royal Blood
19:15 - 20:10 Bring Me The Horizon
21:00 - 23:00 Metallica

For the full line-up, click here.

The Libertines
The Libertines will take the headline slot at Bramham Park on Friday 28 AugustGetty

Weather

It's best to prepare for the worst, but the weather for this year's festival doesn't look to be a washout. Friday should be relatively dry with some showers in the afternoon, which should clear up on Saturday until around 3pm when a few showers are expected. Sunday looks to be dry but cloudy. It will be fleeting, but there will be some sun over the whole weekend – although its best to carry a waterproof for occasional showers. For updates, check the Met Office.

Travel

For those travelling by car to the festival, travel to the A1, M1 or A1M whether from the north, south, east or west and follow the festival signs from the following junctions:

  • A1 from the south – Junction 35 northbound
  • A1/A1(M) from the north – Junction 46 southbound
  • M1 from the south – Junction 32 northbound
  • M62 from the east – Junction 33
  • M62 from the west – Junction 29 eastbound

Motorways and major A-roads leading to the Bramham Park are likely to be busy from today until Saturday, then again on Monday as people leave the festival. On Monday 31 August, the peak exit times are between 8am and 1pm.

Leeds Station is a 30-minute drive from the festival site and there are shuttle buses from the city centre to Bramham Park. You can purchase tickets for Monday at Leedsfestbuses.co.uk.