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17th July 2012

leeds reading festival

Some of the biggest artists on the bill for this year's Reading And Leeds Festival have pledged to donate to a charity auction in aid of The Martin House Children's Hospice based near Wetherby, Leeds.

Bands including headliners The Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian along with Florence And The Machine, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs, Paramore, Two Door Cinema Club, Enter Shikari, You Me At Six have all confirmed that they will include signed items such as set lists, clothes and instruments which will be displayed at a respected Leeds venue post-festival and then auctioned via the charities official site on eBay. There is also a framed NME cover of your choice from the last decade of the magazine to bid on.

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Kasabian said: "We salute the people of Martin House and contributing something to help them raise some funds is of course something we didn't hesitate. We commend them on all their great work and dedication over the years, make sure you bid for a bit of Reading and Leeds history..."

Martin House also put in hours of work and dedication to the Centre Stage talent competition which gives new bands a chance to win a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage to play at both Reading and Leeds Festivals. The final takes place on Tuesday 17th July at the O2 Academy in Leeds.

Sarah Smith of Martin House said: "Martin House are celebrating 25 years of care and we sincerely appreciate all the support from bands and music fans who attend Reading and Leeds Festival as well as Melvin Benn and his team, we can't thank them enough and we hope the true music fans all win their bids in the auction!"


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