On August Bank Holiday weekend, Leeds Festival will be welcoming a selection of the greatest rock, dance, indie and metal artists from the world over, with The Libertines, Mumford & Sons and Metallica receiving headline positions. After the sun sets at the majority of festivals around the UK, this is when the music ceases and campers will retire to their tents before the next day of music. This won’t be the case at Leeds Festival however as the Relentless Stage will be making a well received return this year.
The location and style of this late night dance arena has changed over the years, having recently found its perfect home amongst the towering woodland between the orange and red camping areas. Kicking off at 11pm when the main arena closes, this impressive looking stage will welcome a rally of DJs from across the dance music spectrum, completed by stunning 3D projections and lighting that will be waiting to be discovered until the sun begins to rise.
With 4 specially curated nights starting on Thursday, the Relentless stage will welcome world renowned guests playing house, garage, dubstep, D&B and more, with appearances from some of the acts playing at the festival.
Thursday will welcome Bondax, who will be joined by Fono and Luke Hassan. Friday will welcome mau5trap, the label of Canadian dance giant Deadmau5, with very special guest appearances from artists off the mau5trap roster. Saturday will play host to garage superstar DJ EZ, Oneman and Martelo whilst Modestep will play alongside Culprate and the winner of the Here To Be Heard DJ competition. In addition, Ibiza resident Nicola Bear will kick start the proceedings every night.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Reading and Leeds Festival and DJ EZ