Leeds Festival line-up revealed on Monday, March 12

God, I can’t believe it’s nearly six months since PULP brought LEEDS FESTIVAL to a close with a brilliant home-ish-coming come-back. But with only two more weeks before Leeds Festival 2012 line-up is revealed, it’s time to get exited all over again…

The first lot of acts, including the three Main Stage headliners, will be revealed on Monday March 12, and tickets will go on sale at 7.15pm that night.

Head over to LeedsFestival.com for all the ticket info you’ll need. Handily, for those who’ll struggle to pull together the £180-ish for the weekend, organisers Festival Republic have set up an instalment plan across either two or four equal payments in order to spread the cost. Further details HERE.

Who do you want to see play Leeds this year? Strong rumours suggest FOO FIGHTERS and KASABIAN will be returning to Bramham Park. Foos would be alright, but I can’t be arsed with Kasabian for a headline act.

I reckon we’ll be welcoming REFUSED and AT THE DRIVE-IN back after both reformed recently. Add to that GARBAGE and BLOC PARTY who will be on the come-back trail.

Early rumours of GREEN DAY, CHILI PEPPERS and THE PRODIGY seem to be unfounded, which is fine. With Glasto giving it a miss this year, there should be scores of  acts to bring in – the first time at least…

Mud up to the Elbow?

Festival Republic are also announcing plans to introduce a new apprenticeship and internship scheme to invite attendees for this year’s festival to see how things work behind the scenes.

The organisers will be offering a 12–month apprenticeship for Leeds Festival, as well as internship placements of up to three weeks to give 2012 ticket holders an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of producing the festival, with placements created in various departments within Festival Republic such as: Production; Artist Liaison; Sponsorship; PR; Marketing; Digital/Social Media; Ticketing; Sustainability; On-site at Leeds, and also with associated companies such as the lovely lot at Scream PR (broadcast PR agency for the festival), and our print and online PR pals at Hall or Nothing.  The placements will be located in London or on site at Reading or Leeds.

The aim of the scheme is to give invaluable experience in the live music/events industry to young people looking to benefit from the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience as they look to begin their careers in difficult economic times.  Basic expenses will be paid.

Applicants will be asked to compose a letter of no more than 500 words on why they would like to be considered for an internship, giving details on the area they would prefer to work in.  Applicants must be between 18 and 25 years old.

Full details on how to apply and the dates applicants would need to be available will be posted on LeedsFestival.com from the launch on 12 March.

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