Gym Class Heroes kick off Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival main stage

Hip-hop collective greet early revellers in the baking heat

Gym Class Heroes kicked off the Main Stage at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival at noon today (August 24).

The hip-hop outfit greeted early revellers, who arrived at Braham Park in sweltering conditions, with a lively performance.

The rap collective, who are signed to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz‘s record label Decaydance, were the first to appear on a stage which has a predominantly hard rock line-up.

Further performances will come from Fall Out Boy, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins.

Elsewhere over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage further highlights will include The Maccabees, CSS, LCD Soundsytem and Klaxons while Kate Nash and The Hold Steady will hit the Carling Stage.

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Check out our live reviews straight from the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival‘s key stages. We’ll have updates after every performance on the:

Main Stage

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Carling Stage

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