More than 150 acts, including the band currently at number one in the UK singles chart, are set to feature in a bigger than ever Live At Leeds festival taking place in the city this May.
Officially kicking off the UK Festival season, Live At Leeds is the first to bring you the bands that are going to break in 2014. The festival has established a peerless reputation for picking the most exciting new artists who are just on the cusp of great things and programming them across Leeds for one joyous musical weekend.
More established acts compliment these bright young things as they unite for three days of musical mayhem with over 150 bands performing on over 20 stages across the city including the legendary Cockpit who will this year celebrate its 20th birthday.
The strong line-up is packed full of the UK’s hottest acts across multiple genres.
BBC Sound Of 2014 Poll runner-up Ella Eyre leads the charge with her soulful pop/r’n’b along with fellow Sound Of Poll finalist Chlöe Howl. Joining her on will be the UK’s current number one singles band Clean Bandit whose mix of modern dance music and live string instrumentation has marked them out as a key crossover act for 2014.
Indie fans need look no further than indie legend and The Strokes guitar hero Albert Hammond Jr, who will be appearing. As well as this there will be the addition of Pitchfork championed, jangly Welsh indie-pop sextet Los Campesinos! to the line-up as well as the ferocious, grungy pop songs of NME 2014 hopefuls Wolf Alice and Yuck’s Dinosaur Jr and Pavement influenced brand of fuzzy indie-rock.
Rock fans will also rejoice at the inclusion of Leeds’ noisiest sons and prime UK rock exports the chart-bothering Pulled Apart By Horses as well as fellow locals, the captivating I Like Trains.
As well as this the weekend features a separate set of eclectic, stand alone ‘Live At Leeds presents’ shows featuring Brighton’s alternative duo Blood Red Shoes, Dublin based 2013 breakthrough rockers Kodaline and post-metal titans Neurosis respectively.
Live At Leeds takes place from May 2 to 5 at venues all over the city. Visit www.liveatleeds.com for £25 wristbands and details.
Albert Hammond Jr, Blood Red Shoes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Chloe Howl, Circa Wave, Clean Bandit, Courtney Barnett, Drenge, Ella Eyre, F*** Buttons, Hudson Taylor, I Like Trains, Johnny Flynn, King Charles, Kodaline, Lauren Aquilina, Lizzo, Los Campesinos!, Neurosis, Nina Nesbitt, Pulled Apart by Horses, Royal Blood, Say Lou Lou, The Hold Steady, The Midnight Beast, Wolf Alice, Yuck.
Amber Run, Arc Iris, Arthur Beatrice, Autobahn, Bat and Ball, Blaenavon, Coasts, Crystal Seagulls, Cymbals, Darlia, Denai Moore, Dive In, Dolomite Minor, Eaves, Eliza and the Bear, Fair Ohs, Flyte, Frank Hamilton, Fred Page, Fyfe, Gambles George Barnett, Happyness, Hero Fisher, Highasakite, Holy Mountain, Honeyblood Indiana, Jack Garratt, Jamie Isaac, Jaws, Joel Baker, Khushi, Lanterns on the Lake, Laura Welsh, Lola Colt, Love Zombies, Lyger, Lyla Foy, Marika Hackman, Mausi, Menace Beach, Melt Yourself Down, Norma Jean Martine, Palace, Parakeet, Pawws Primitive Parts, Pup, Rainer, Rhodes, Rosie Lowe, Sam Airey, San Fermin, Shy Nature, Sivu, Snarky Puppy, Solids, Southern, Spring King, Superfood, Teleman, The Amazing Snakeheads, The Bohicas, The Creases, The Scenes, The Tea Street Band, The Wytches, Tourist, Vukovi, We the Wild, We Were Evergreen, Wild Cub, Youth Man.
Alaska, Allusondrugs, Apollo Junction, Bearfoot Beware, Blue Laurel, Carnabells, Charlie Straw, City of Lights, Disraeli Gears, Engine, Fans, Fawn Spots, Glass Caves, Glassbody, Goodbye Chanel, Harry Ridgway, Imp, Jonny Quits, Marsicans, Modo Stare, Munich, Narcs, Otherpeopleslives, Pip Mountjoy, Quentins Basement, Samuel S.Parkes, Tabloids, The Mexanines, The Vendettas, Then Thickens, We Were Frontiers, Weirds, Witch Hunt, White Royal.