Friday August 31, 2012

Rock Star Treatment Competition Winner - Leeds Festival Review

To celebrate the summer holidays and help you enjoy your time off, we gave students the chance to win tickets to either Reading or Leeds music festivals 2012 by entering our Rock Star Treatment Competition through our Facebook page. The prize included 2 weekend camping tickets to the winner’s choice of either Reading Festival or Leeds Festival, £200 spending money and a tent upon arrival. We also gave away three runner-up prizes of £50 cash vouchers. What more could you wish for........?

The line up for the festivals included some of the biggest names in the music business with Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, Paramore, Kasabian, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Foster The People, Katy B, Azealia Banks, Feeder, The Vaccines........and many more music acts all taking to the stage at both festivals. 

Thousands of students entered our competition and the winner of the main prize was Photographic Journalism Student at Leeds Metropolitan University, Reece Hardisty who took his girlfriend along with him to witness some of the best music talent showcased at Leeds Festival this week.

Reece sent us an update on what he got up while at the festival:

"Hello! Happy to say I came through Leeds Festival relatively unscathed aside from a bit of sunburn!

When clicked onto the Software4Students page and entered the competition, I really was not expecting anything to come from it... but it just goes to show that you can't win the raffle if you don't buy a ticket!

In my opinion, the festival had one of the best selection of music acts you'd find anywhere. In particular I loved the performances by the Foo Fighters, The Hives, Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs. If I'd bought a ticket, I'd have felt I'd got my money’s worth! Plus it was nice of the weather to stay pretty much nice throughout the entire weekend, apart from a few drops of rain here and there...

All in all I really enjoyed Leeds Festival 2012, and will defintely consider going again next year if I get the chance!

Thanks again Software4Students!" 

(This is a photo of me and my girlfriend, who used the second ticket, loving the  weather and the music!)

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