Leeds Festival Degenerates into Riot

Pulp, the Strokes and Slipknot had all played to a peaceful crowd of 50,000.

But the sister to Reading festival ended in disaster as police were attacked with bottles and stones.

Now local campaigners say they'll try and stop the event happening next year.

Hundreds of revellers rioted at a bank holiday music festival in Leeds yesterday, marring a weekend of largely peaceful events across Britain.

A policeman needed hospital treatment for a suspected broken nose after 500 visitors at the Leeds Festival ran riot in the early hours.

2002 was the year of the big riots, with police helicopters being asked to come in and people lobbing missiles at it, and more burning toilets. The reason Leeds fest moved from Temple Newsam to Bramham.