VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys closing tonight’s Leeds Festival

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Sheffield superstars Arctic Monkeys will perform a special Yorkshire homecoming show tonight, which is rumoured to be their last UK appearance for some time - when they close the Leeds Festival.

Tickets are now very limited but still available.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Last night they headlined the festival’s sold out sister event, the Reading Festival.

Tonight it’s Leeds, after a Main Stage line up including Jake Bugg, then it’s back to the USA before an autumn tour of South America, taking in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

But after a tireless global tour, promoting award winning album AM, sources close to the steel city’s own world conquering fab four say they plan a well deserved break next year, before returning to the recording studio.

SLIDESHOW: Press the play button, to get you in the mood for tonight’s Leeds Festival, by watching our slideshow of photos taken by Glenn Ashley at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena last November 19.

VIDEO: Watch Arctic Monkeys perform RU Mine from BBC coverage of last night’s Reading Festival - CLICK HERE.

Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, who organise the Leeds and Reading Festivals, is amongst their biggest fans.

Asked for his personal favourites from the overall festival line-up, he said: “Inevitably the Arctic Monkeys, it will be the third time I’ve seen them in as many months.

“I’m a huge fan and they are the best band around in the world for me at the moment, so for them to close the festival on Sunday here in Leeds will be a massive moment for me, especially when they had their first chance playing the Festival Republic stage as a new band many years ago. So, for that, it will be a really special moment.”

Today’s Main Stage line up, Sunday, August 24, is:

12 noon: Gnarwolves

12.55pm: Pulled Apart By Horses

1.55pm: Dry The River

2.55pm: Peace

4pm: The Hives

5.05pm: Foster The People

6.10pm: Imagine Dragons

7.35pm: Jake Bugg

9.20pm -11pm: Arctic Monkeys

For other stages, and tickets - including tickets now on sale for next year’s event - see the official web site at visit

Leeds Festival music fans have this weekend already seen big hiting stars including Blink 182, who opened the three day event on Friday, Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age, who headlined on Saturday.

But, for many fans, the annual music bash at Bramham Park also offers a chance to see bands that are just starting out on the road to rock ‘n’ roll fame.

Formerly known as Mean Fiddler, Festival Republic began putting on outdoor summer music concerts in Leeds in 1999.

They were originally held at Temple Newsam in east Leeds before making the switch to Bramham Park, near Wetherby, in 2003.

For further information and tickets visit, and see below.


Day tickets Sunday (Leeds only remaining) £92.50 plus £7.00 booking fee

Online/Telephone - Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online. Credit Card line: 0871 231 0821 Or online at and

Please note that picture ID/proof of address will be required at the time of booking. Tickets are subject to availability. Limit of two per household/person for personal callers. Children 12 and under are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children’s area at this event.