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4:50 PM 15th December 2021
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Leeds Festival Announces 2022 Headline Acts

Leeds Festival have revealed their headliners for 2022 - and two of them are from Sheffield in Yorkshire, namely Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon.

From a self-released EP to becoming one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, no one captures the adrenaline-fuelled ups and downs of nights out, heartbreak, and lust like Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys. Ironic and iconic in equal measure, Arctic Monkeys’ meteoric albums and performances only get sharper and smarter. Playing in the UK for the first time since 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ tour, they are set for a huge Yorkshire welcome as they make their triumphant return to headline the main stage in 2022.

Sheffield alt-metallers Bring Me The Horizon have become the biggest band of their generation. Their nearly 20-year strong career has seen them develop from rough-and-ready deathcore upstarts to a slick, pop-metal hit factory with two Grammy nods and consecutive No 1 albums. The five-piece led by frontman Oli Sykes have relentlessly carved their own path from sweaty rock club basements with their futurist approach to the genre. Now with the world at their feet, Bring Me The Horizon will be worthy headliners.

The rock contingent is backed up with Rage Against The Machine. Formed in 1991 the band have had success with their fiercely anti-establishment sound merging hip hop, punk and thrash. To date, the band have sold over 16 million records, and are one of the loudest voices in modern music. In times of political hardship, Rage Against The Machine have never been afraid to speak their minds or point a finger at injustice. Their previous Leeds performances have gone down in history – and next year’s headline slot will be no different. With timeless singles such as Killing In the Name and Guerilla Radio in their repertoire that still resonate with the masses in 2022, the Los Angeles act will surely make the mosh pit one of the largest of the festival.

Other headline acts across the weekend include rapper Dave, three-time, Grammy-winning recording artist Megan Thee Stallion and innovator and visionary Halsey from America.

The three-day festival takes place on 26-28 August 2022 at Leeds’ Bramham Park.

General sale tickets and instalment plans available from: www.leedsfestival.com/tickets