City set to come alive with Bank Holiday music fever

The Staves
The Staves

Festival fever is set to grip the city when annual music sensation Live at Leeds dominates the Bank Holiday weekend.

Local, national and international talent will thrill crowds at venues across the city between May 3 and May 6. The line-up boasts more than a hundred bands across twelve stages, celebrating the best up and coming music alongside established crowd pleasers.

Saturday’s headliners at low-fi establishment The Brudenell are firmly under wraps, while New York hipster Darwin Deez will close the show over at Leeds Metropolitan and Birmingham indie kids, Peace, will see the night out at The Cockpit.

Manchester’s electro darlings Everything Everything promise a frenzied finale at Leeds University while folk trio The Staves are set to pack out Holy Trinity Church.

Homegrown favourites such as Sky Larkin and The Pigeon Detectives pepper the bill which also features BBC Sound of 2013 nominees, Laura Mvula and AlunaGeorge.

Wristbands for Saturday cost £22.50 and a separately ticketed gig featuring The Vaccines takes place on Sunday. Industry seminar Unconferenced takes place on May 3 and Bank Holiday Monday will see the official Live At Leeds five-a-side football tournament.

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