This article was published in 2006.
Following the announcement for this year’s Leeds Festival earlier this month, more bands have today been revealed for the three-day annual highlight in the Leeds music calendar.
With local representation within the line up currently taken care of by Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs, the pair are today joined by yet another Leeds band … ¡Forward, Russia! In what looks likely to be a busy summer for the four-piece (the band release a single “Nine” on Monday and an album “Give Me A Wall” a fortnight later) today’s news sees them make the step from the Carling Stage in 2005 to the Radio One / NME Stage in 2006 - ¡Forward, Russia! play on the Friday.
Also on the Friday the Main Stage will welcome Slayer, Less Than Jake, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday and Mastadon.
Alongside the Russians, Friday’s Radio One / NME Stage will also play host to Boy Kill Boy, Broken Social Scene, Goldie Lookin Chain, Hope Of The States, The Dresden Dolls, The Automatic and Tapes N Tapes.
Saturday’s Main Stage line up has seen the addition of Fightstar, with the Radio One / NME Stage now including Dizzee Rascal, Secret Machines, Mystery Jets, Peaches, Gogol Bordello, Guillemots and Sheffield’s The Long Blondes.
Sunday’s line up has been revealed with Flogging Molly joining the Main Stage party, with Coheed And Cambria, Jet, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Fall, The Shins, Be Your Own Pet, Milburn, Plan B, Giant Drag, and 747s announced for the Radio One / NME Stage.
In other Leeds Festival news, a slight amendment to previous years will see The Lock Up Stage now take place across two days instead of just the one last year. Twice as much punk, ska and skate for you!
As always for the latest line up and ticket news keep checking www.leedsmusicfestival.com