Video: Sun shines on revellers at Leeds Festival

It’s the day we have all been waiting for for months, and now it is finally here.

PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme

The 2015 Leeds Festival gets underway today with some 80,000 fans flocking into Bramham Park for the event.

Tonight (Aug 28) sees British indie legends The Libertines headline the Main Stage as they prepare to release their first album in a decade.

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Wakefield band The Cribs will also play over the course of the day.

PIC: Simon Hulme

Network Rail staff are preparing themselves for an influx of music lovers through Leeds Station with Helen Dawson, station manager for Network Rail, saying: ““Trains, platforms and walkways will be busier than usual.”

The Highways Agency have warned drivers to take extra care on the roads and plan their travel routes in advance. Over 15,000 motorists have flocked to the city over the last few days, with thousands more expected.