So over the next few days a tonne of great bands will descend upon Yorkshire for Live at Leeds 2013. As is ever popular, a festival in a city spread out across numerous venues and bands ranging through many a genre. Check out the official website for a full list. There are some really interesting bands playing and some personal favourites too. Rather excited for an early start tomorrow and a train journey across thr country for it. We'll have a full review up for you next week but in the mean time I thought we'd pick out a few bands that, for me anyway, are a must see. Maybe some of you guys might feel the same way? Make the jump to see what we are getting hot under the collar about. Obviously we can't get to see every band we want, as with any festival, but we're going to try damn hard to catch as many as we can and advise you to do the same if you're going to be there.
Festival line-ups are beginning to come in thick and fast right now. Today is no different as the initial bands set to play Live at Leeds over the May Bank Holiday (3rd-6th May) have been announced. Some big names to get fans of the Yorkshire festival excited include Alunageorge, Darwin Deez, Tribes, The Pigeon Detectives, Rudimental and Everything Everything just to name a few. Some SKOA faves including The 1975 and Little Comets are also set to play over the weekend. We can expect over a hundred bands to play over twelve stages in venues across Leeds City Centre and tickets are available now. More announcements will follow but for now make the jump to see the full list of bands playing so far. We'll let you know of updates in the coming months.
The Vaccines will be playing a separate ticketed event on the Sunday of Live at Leeds with special support from TOY too so there's plenty of reasons to make the trip.
Harry George Johns
Peter & Kerry
Post War Glamour Girls
Sons And Lovers
The Family Rain
The Glass Caves
The Pigeon Detectives
Thomas J Speight
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
We Were Frontiers
Live At Leeds has just been announced to take place in, you've guessed it, Leeds, Yorkshire between the 4th of May and 6th of May at 9 venues across the city totalling 11 stages in total! The lineup includes Example who will play an event at the Millennium Square supported by Wretch 32 whilst other bands playing the city include Marina and the Diamonds, Spector, Los Campensinos!, Ladyhawke, Reverend And The Makers , The Subways, Dot Rotten and a load more. Full list after the jump. For more info jump over to the official website here.
Marina and the Diamonds, Los Campesinos!, The Subways, Ladyhawke, Example, Wretch 32, Dot Rotten, Friends, Howler, I Like Trains, Jamie N Commons, Lianne La Havas, Niki & the Dove, Ren Harvieu, Reverend and the Makers, Spector, Adult Jazz, Alt-J, Aluna George, Another’s Blood, Binary, Charli XCX, Citizens!, Dan Mangan, Fanzine, Grass House, Gross Magic, Hannah Trigwell, Holy State, Hunting Bears, Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware, Joseph & David, Just Handshakes We’re British, Moody Gowns, Novella, Random Impulse, Redwire, Royal Republic, Sam Airey, SCUM, Soul Circus, The History of Apple Pie, This Many Boyfriends, TOY, Turbowolf