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The Relentless Stage @officialrandl

Leeds Festival 2014

added: 29 Aug 2014 // gig date: 29 Aug 2014
reviewer: Alex Butler

The Relentless Stage - Leeds Festival 2014 - Printable version
Leeds Festival 2014 had a line-up to boot this year, so we pulled on our wellies and made our way up north to check it all out!

Reading and Leeds Festival saw a total of 200,000 people flocking to both sites for the three-day weekend. The festival has firmly cemented itself into the calendar's of many across the country as one of the best places to hear your favourite bands and to let your hair down!

Festival-goers looked forward to Blink 182 headlining the main stage on the Friday, Paramore on the Saturday and the Arctic Monkeys bringing the festival to a close on the Sunday. On top of that there were nine stages full to the brim with talent !

What more could you ask for? Well, maybe one thing.... somewhere to have an afterparty of course! Once the last act finished performing on the main stage, all was not lost for the party animals of Leeds Festival, as this year Relentless Energy Drink held the weekend's most epic after parties! Set deep into the woods with an incredible setting was The Relentless Stage flashed brightly like a beacon for revellers!



The line-up for The Relentless Stage across the weekend was definitely something to get excited about with the likes of Roska, DJ Fresh, Klaxons, Kove and Netsky all billed to take the party long into the night.

As revellers arrived in their thousands, the site was quite amazing with impressive lighting and stage projections, making the whole place glow in the darkness. There was only one rule at this stage and it was quite simple: DANCE! Shuffling and head-bopping occurred everywhere you turned as the crowd got down to some of the best DJ's around!



On Friday, the Klaxons arrived ready to party on The Relentless Stage, with a special DJ set for the crowd, As nu-rave specialists they had no problem getting everyone dancing into the early hours!



Relentless recently ran a fantastic competition called 'Here To Be Heard' which gave one lucky member of the public an opportunity to DJ to thousands of people on The Relentless Stage on the Saturday night. Luke Hassan won the competition after submitting his 10-minute set, which was then voted to win by the public. (Check out our chat with him after he left the stage in the video below!)



Saturday saw the man of the moment, Kove, give an incredible set to the sea of people who were in no doubt keen to see him in action after his recent success. Kove played his hit 'My Love' as well as his latest offering featuring the amazing Melissa Steel 'Way We Are'. (We caught up with the 22-year-old DJ/producer to find out more in the video below.)



Belgian drum and bass producer Netsky took to the stage to close Saturday's festivities with a set that included a very special performance of 'Afterglow' from Wilkinson and Becky Hill!

Sunday saw festival veteran DJ Fresh perform an epic set on The Relentless Stage and with the forest glowing beautifully, it was certainly a great slot for Fresh to close one of the best stages at this year's festival. He even took to Twitter to say 'Leeds @relentlessdrink that was one of the most special sets I've ever played. Thankyou so much. I wish we could have carried on forever! Xx'.

We agree DJ Fresh, thanks for the party Relentless!


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