More acts including Centre Stage winners announced for Leeds Festival

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With just over three weeks until the gates open at Reading and Leeds Festival, a few more names have just been added to the line-up, including this year’s Centre Stage winners FAUX PAS.

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The York band came out of the competition which raises vital funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice victorious, seeing off some decent competition at the finals held at the O2 Academy Leeds last week.

They’ll get to play on the BBC Introducing Stage at the festival’s two sites over the weekend, and are likely to draw a pretty decent crowd for their home leg.

Reading and Leeds Festival organisers Festival Republic have been supporting the Centre Stage competition since it began seven years ago, offering young Yorkshire acts a fantastic experience as well as helping to raise over £200,000 so far.

Also added to the bill are the six Futuresound competition winners as the overall winner FIGHTING CARAVANS will open the Lock Up Stage, joining headliners Good Charlotte, The King Blues and Beach Slang.

We’ve seen the Leeds five-piece a couple of times in recent months and their live shows are EPIC. Check out our review of their show with Narcs HERE. Seriously, this lot with kick off the Lock Up Stage action with a bar set rather high. Check them out.

The other five winners of the Futuresound competition – THE INDIGO PROJECT, VEXXES, DUSK, ADORE//REPEL and NIGHT OWLS -will be playing on the BBC Introducing Stage over the weekend.

The full BBC Introducing Stage line-up will be announced next Wednesday, August 10  on Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show from 10pm.

If you haven’t got your tickets, yet, get a wriggle on. Reading Festival weekend and Saturday tickets have now sold out, but there are still some for Leeds Festival. Get your from HERE.

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