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Last Updated: Monday, 30 August, 2004, 13:02 GMT 14:02 UK
Leeds Festival hailed a success
Leeds Festival-goers
Organisers have hailed the festival a major success.
This year's Leeds Festival has been hailed as a success.

Over 50,000 people were at Bramham Park near Wetherby to see Morrissey and the White Stripes bring the three day rock event to a close on Sunday night.

Police said only a handful of arrests had been made at the festival which was being held at Bramham Park for the second time.

Melvin Benn from the organisers Mean Fiddler said: "I'm very, very happy. It's been a great weekend."

Ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey star treated fans to a rare set of songs from his former band's back catalogue.

He belted out the classic Smiths hits, Shoplifters Of The World Unite and How Soon Is Now, alongside new material from his critically-acclaimed album, You Are The Quarry.

Highly-rated new British band the Libertines provided another highlight with a lively set of indie rock.

The Detroit duo the White Stripes meanwhile made up for the disappointment of pulling out of last year's festival.

They were forced to cancel after singer Jack White was in a car crash.

West Yorkshire Police said 83 crimes were reported at the festival site over the weekend, mainly thefts.

A total of 12 people were arrested for a variety of minor offences.

Both of these figures are lower than last year.

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