In pictures: Revellers soak up atmosphere on sun-kissed Friday at Leeds Festival

THOUSANDS of revellers descended on Bramham Park as Leeds Festival started its big birthday bash weekend.

Slaves on the main stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals

AUDIO: 'I don't know if we can Take Control of wild Leeds Festival crowd', jokes punk stars Slaves

Punk duo Slaves say they may be unable to live up to the name of their forthcoming album and Take Control of the 'wild' Leeds Festival crowd this weekend.

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Are you ready to join the crowds at Leeds Festival?

Leeds Festival checklist: 10 things you MUST pack

HEADING to Leeds Festival this weekend? Lucky you! Our seasoned festival experts have put together a list of what you really must remember!

Holly Rose Webber with legendary American music producer Ray Kennedy.

Harrogate singer Holly wows Nashville legend

Plenty of artists from a ‘rock’ background have made the pilgrimage to the home of country music since Bob Dylan’s classic 1969 album Nashville Skyline.

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Revealed: Harrogate’s top ten secret pop heroes

DID you know they were from Harrogate?

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Fighting Caravans meet  Blossoms at HMV Leeds. (Picture by Andrew Benge)

Leeds band Fighting Caravans meet chart toppers Blossoms

An unsigned Leeds rock n roll band have met a UK number one band thanks to Leeds Festival.
Hot London-based Sulk play Harrogate. (Picture by Takeshi-Suga)

Tonight in Harrogate: Psychedelic rock and shoegazing at Monteys!

One of the country’s best guitar bands is playing in Harrogate tonight.

Playing Harrogate in free gig this week - Martha.

'Joyous' DIY punk-pop band Martha for Major Tom's

Harrogate's craft beer bar Major Tom's Social is to welcome highly-rated northern indie band Martha tomorrow night, Wednesday.

Spirit of 66 at RedHouse - Poet Heath Common, music writer Chris Salewicz, the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers and artist Dudley Edwards.

Psychedelia comes to Harrogate + Dr Sentamu raises the roof

Dear Reader: a weekly column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
Summer Sounds in Leeds Millennium Square this Saturday - August 6, 2016.

WIN: 100 family tickets to Leeds Summer Sounds pop and rock shows

Chart-toppers including B'witched, S Club stars, 911, The Hoosiers and Toploader will play at Summer Sounds concerts in Leeds on Saturday and you could see them for FREE.
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Fighting Caravans.

Major Tom's favourites Fighting Caravans in Leeds Festival success

Leeds Festival has offered a prestigious slot in its line-up this year to a fast-rising Leeds band who played the last Charm gig at Major Tom's Social in Harrogate.

NiddFest concert - Mercury Prize-nominated Kathryn Williams.

Top folk star for NiddFest in Pateley on Saturday

This year’s NiddFest, the family-friendly nature writing festival endorsed by the Poet Laureate, is back tomorrow for a glorious weekend and it's presenting an exclusive music concert.

Richard Hawley on stage at Deer Shed Festival. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Review: Richard Hawley tops highlights of Deer Shed fest 2016

An essential part of summer now, having begun in 2010 with a crowd of 1,000 people, North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival has grown to just over 9,000 in its seventh year, writes Stuart Rhodes.
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Coming to Harrogate - The National G&S Opera Companys new 2016 production of The Mikado.

Thousands of G&S fans from around world descend on Harrogate today

Visitors from as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong, the USA and South Africa are flocking to Harrogate today, Thursdsay – and it’s all because of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

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Doncaster Fake Festival headliner Bon Jovi Experience

PREVIEW: Bon Jovi, Coldplay and U2 tributes at Doncaster Fake Festival

Bon Jovi, Coldplay and U2 tribute bands plus top local acts will play Doncaster Fake Festival at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday, August 6.

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1966 nostalgia - Part of the back cover of The Beatles' album Revolver.

NME writer from 'golden age of music press' to visit Harrogate on Saturday

A legendary writer from the golden age of the NME in the 1970s is coming to Harrogate tomorrow, Saturday from London with firsthand stories of music legends of the 1960s.

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Expect a DJ set at Transgressive Records stage by Metronomy's Joseph Mount.

More acts join Leeds Festival 2016 line-up at Bramham Park

The line-up keeps getting bigger and better for this year's Leeds Festival which will now include a DJ set by Metronomy's supertalented main man.

Psych-rock band The Chessmen.

First-ever rock n roll gig at historic Club in Harrogate this Saturday

This Saturday night in Harrogate sees what is believed to be the first-ever live rock gig in the historic surroundings of The Club whose past visitors and members include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JR Tolkien.


VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Tramlines is a smash hit as music fans go Bonkers

Tramlines, the UK’s biggest urban music festival, rolled back into Sheffield at the weekend and proved a smash hit with around 100,000 music lovers.
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VIDEO: Milburn 'secret' Leadmill gig is smash hit with Sheffield Tramlines fans

Sheffield indie comeback stars Milburn proved a smash hit with Tramlines fans when they performed a surprise sold out midnight gig at the city's iconic Leadmill.

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