Capacity expansion could see more Leeds Festival tickets go on sale
More Leeds Festival tickets could be made available to music fans in future if organisers are successful in expanding the event's capacity.
It has been reported that Festival Republic, which organises the festival, wants to expand the maximum capacity by 5,000 every year for the next four years.
That will see the current maximum audience size of 70,000 rise to 90,000, bringing it to a similar size as its sister event the Reading Festival, which currently has a capacity of 87,000.
A proposal has been submitted to Leeds City Council, put together following a multi-agency debrief meeting where the festival's traffic management plan for this year was described as a "huge success".
Furthermore, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, West Yorkshire Police (WYP) told the meeting there had been a total of 21 arrests at the event, a reduction of 18 on 2009.
The report says: "WYP believe this was due to Leeds Festival security taking action early and evicting people before they were offending."
Tickets for next year's Reading and Leeds Festivals go on sale today (December 3rd).
Posted by James Ford