Dance To The Radio treat for Leeds Festival earlygoers

Toy,set to play on the Dance To The Radio Stage at the Leeds Festival.
Toy,set to play on the Dance To The Radio Stage at the Leeds Festival.

Leeds Festival is set to kick-off in style with the Dance To The Radio label hosting their stage early on Thursday, August 21.

From 7pm the following bands will be kick starting the weekend’s festivities:

Brighton’s Toy head up proceedings, bringing their much lauded psych, shoe gazing sonics to the fields of Leeds. The last long player made huge inroads for this band who are on the cusp of greatness.

From the same scene as Peace and Swim Deep, Birmingham’s Superfood have a penchant for huge 90s infused choruses - perfect for this opening party.

The latest single ’Super Rat’ by Glasgow’s snarling Honeyblood subtly spits “I will hate you forever! Scumbag sleaze! Slimeball grease! You really do disgust me!” Let’s hope they don’t cheer up before they get on site!

The 24-year-old Benjamin Garrett is best known as critically acclaimed and much loved Fryars. His last album ‘Power’ is in his own words, “the soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist”. He has recently written two tracks on Lily Allen’s album ‘Sheezus’, and will be a big draw with this festival opening set.

These new acts join main stage headliners Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Blink 182, Queens Of The Stone Age plus You Me At Six, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg and many more over a weekend of top entertainment at Bramham Park.

Leeds Festival tickets are still available from selected ticket websites and www.leedsfestival.com/tickets