There’s a growing amount of one day festivals cropping up across the UK, and Leeds certainly isn’t the last to catch on to the trend. Slam Dunk North and Ghostfest are amongst the festivals that will be taking place this summer, but the city’s less heavy approach to new music is Live at Leeds.
Taking place at venues across the city, it seems as though the festival could be a stretch on the legs – but with some brilliant upcoming artists to make up for it.
The bigger names at this years festival include: James Blake, The Futureheads, Frightened Rabbit, Pulled Apart By Horses and headliner of this year’s NME radar tour Anna Calvi.
These names aren’t what the festival sells on, though. There are some top quality bands and artists on this line-up earlier on in the day. Sound-Revolution suggests you check out: Fight Like Apes, The Chapman Family, ex-Bloc Party and yourcodenameis:milo outfit Young Legionnaire, Stagecoach, Tribes, Mazes and Paper Crows.
In advance of Saturday’s day-out in Leeds city centre Sound-Revolution has compiled at Live at Leeds Spotify playlist:
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
The Futureheads – Heartbeat Song
Pulled Apart By Horses – High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive
The Young Knives – Turn Tail
James Blake – Limit To Your Love
Slow Club – Christmas TV
Fight Like Apes – Something Global
The Whip – Trash
Young Legionnaire – Colossus
The Chapman Family – The Sound of the Radio
Mazes – Go Betweens
Stagecoach – Heiroglyphics
The Kill Van Kulls – Fools Wish
Star Slinger – Mornin’
Alpines – Drive
Marcus Foster – Shadows of the City
Starlings – Weight In Gold
the abc club – Thieving Magpie
Wot Gorilla? – Fear of Flying
Killing Fields of Ontario – Tired of Being a Man
Blood Oranges – This Is Not About Kat (Convincing Everyone)
Hounour Before Glory – Lions
The Lines – Glorious Aftermath
Bearfoot Beware – The Love Life of Trevor Bennett
The Duke Spirit – Send A Little Love Token