The arrival of the festival season is always a welcome one and Leeds is preparing to bring it’s annual Bank Holiday party to kick off what’s sure to be another stellar year of great bands and some classic British festival sights. Live at Leeds returns to the famous Yorkshire city with over 100 bands taking to 21 different venues across the city centre this coming Saturday, May 4th.
This years line up sees an array of talent from all over the globe ascend on the north, from established favourites such as Drenge, who’s raw grungey punk needs no introduction, to up and comers like Australia’s Body Type, who’ll bring their infectious surf-rock sounds all the way from the glistening beaches of Sydney.
The bill holds a wealth of talent, including many we have been lucky enough to have grace our pages including our Issue Eighteen cover band, Sports Team, who are taking 2019 by storm as well as FUR who will be showing off their retro indie melodies to the West Yorkshire faithful who’ll be swooning from the nostalgic-laden Brighton 4 piece. Live at Leeds will also host the return of Swim Deep who will be making their long awaited return to Yorkshire this weekend; armed with new music from their forthcoming third LP which will be released via their own record label. Expect indie heaven from the Birmingham quartet.
Confidence Man are sure to bring the party from down under with their joyous indie-pop as the Australian four piece bring their 2018 album ‘Confident Music For Confident People’ to this years festivities. If you’re on the look out for something more ferocious, Bristol natives Heavy Lungs will trigger the mosh pit. Bluesy Welsh rockers Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard can be found bringing their classic rock inspired guitar riffs to the Leeds Beckett Student Union early afternoon and Leeds also invites Gently Tender to town, compromising of members of Palma Violets and The Big Moon, the folk inspired sound is a far cry from the members previous projects but by no means anywhere less interesting with the psychedelic undertones keeping you captivated.
Live at Leeds has become synonymous with bringing the best new artists to the North and this year is no different with the festival itself being awarded the Best Festival For Emerging Talent at the 2018 UK Festival awards. The line up boasts a plethora of the best talent in music right now including Squid, Hotel Lux, WhenYoung, The Murder Capital, Lice, Goat Girl, Lady Bird and The Mysterines.
Live at Leeds will take place Saturday 4th May 2019 within various venues across Leeds. Tickets are still available and can be found here.