LIVE AT LEEDS ANNOUNCES FIRST 100 BANDS, READY TO KICK START THE FESTIVAL SEASON
WINNER OF ‘BEST METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL’ 2014 CARL BARAT, EAGULLS, SWIM DEEP, DRY THE RIVER, THURSTON MOORE, EMMY THE GREAT, SLAVES & STORMZY AMONGST INITIAL NAMES
1st May – 4th May 2014
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Live at Leeds is back for 2015 with the first announcement of over 100 bands. Taking place over 20 stages across the city over the early May Bank Holiday.
Having beaten off the likes of The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City to win the coveted ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, Live At Leeds is back for 2015 with a plethora of exciting acts across a multitude of venues.
Officially kicking off the festival season, Live At Leeds hosts the biggest names alongside the best in new and upcoming acts. Having played host to the likes of Bastille, James Blake, Wild Beasts, Bombay Bicycle Club, Rudimental and The Vaccines over the years, last year was one of the first places to catch future superstars and BBC Sound Of poll winners Years and Years. Live At Leeds provides a snapshot of everything that is vital in music right now.
Leading the charge amongst the first 100 bands to be announced Carl Barat & The Jackals featuring the Libertines legend with his new band, London alternative rockers Dry The River, the brainy art-pop of Dutch Uncles, Leeds’ noisiest sons Eagulls, the BBC 6 Music championed songwriting of Emmy The Great, ex-Supergrass main man Gaz Coombes, the incredible wordplay of BBC Sound Of shortlisted George The Poet and Leeds psych rockers Hookworms.
Pop heroes Lawson, Grammy nominated singer and producer MNEK, rising punk upstarts Slaves, indie favourites Spector, the rip-roaring folk of Stornoway, MOBO Award winner Stormzy, British-Australian quartet Sunset Sons, Birmingham indie poppers Swim Deep, living legend of noise and punk in the guise of his Thurston Moore Band and Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks will also provide must see sets!
With a supporting cast of incredible talent including North London sibling trio Jagaara, hotly tipped Canadian songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr, Welsh punks Joanna Gruesome and Nottingham duo Childhood making up the 200 bands across the weekend this is one not to be missed!
Head Booker/Promoter of Live at Leeds
"Live at Leeds is a great platform for emerging talent, if you take the time to go and seek out some of the artists you’ve never heard of before on our line up you may well just find the next big thing. I looked at the 2013 line up the other day, a little known Sam Smith was listed down in the bottom tier and played Holy Trinity Church at 4pm, just after George Ezra and Nick Mulvey performed on the same bill.
It’s really important for us to support local talent; it’s great to see bands like Hookworms, Eagulls and Menace Beach receiving such recognition at current. A real testament to how strong the local scene is. Keep your eyes out for the Carnabells, VITAMIN and Bruising.
2015 brings a great mix of established (Lawson/Gaz Coombes/Thurston Moore) and emerging (Slaves/George the Poet/Sunset Sons) UK talent sat alongside a number of international artists. We have Bad//Dreems from Australia, Pinkshinyultrablast from Russia and Tobias Jesso JR from Canada amongst others.
It’s great for the region to be able to bring all these bands together on one day.”
Full Lineup Below:
CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS | DRY THE RIVER | DUTCH UNCLES | EAGULLS | EMMY THE GREAT | GAZ COOMBES | GEORGE THE POET | HOOKWORMS | LAWSON | MNEK | SLAVES | SPECTOR | STORNOWAY STORMZY | SUNSET SONS | SWIM DEEP | THURSTON MOORE BAND | WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS
ADY SULEIMAN | BLOSSOMS | BOXED IN | CHILDHOOD | EKKAH | FLO MORRISSEY | JAGAARA | JOANNA GRUESOME | JP COOPER | LAURA DOGGETT | LONELADY | MENACE BEACH | NIMMO | NOTHING BUT THIEVES | PALACE | PRETTY VICIOUS | REAL LIES | TELEGRAM | TOBIAS JESSO JR
ADAM FRENCH | ALEX BUREY | ALFIE CONNOR | ALMA ELSTE | ARCANE ROOTS | ASTRONOMYY | AYLEE BAD//DREEMS | BILLIE BLACK | BLACK HONEY | BLACK PEAKS | BLOODY KNEES | BRUISING | BULLY | CAIROBI CARNABELLS | CHAIKA | CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM | CHLOE BLACK | CLAY | CLOUD CASTLE LAKE | COLD OCEAN LIES | COLOUR OF SPRING | COMPNY | FEHM | FOREVER CULT | FRANCES | FRANCISCO THE MAN | GLACIER PACIFIC | GULF | HONNE | HOOTON TENNIS CLUB | IYES | JAKIL | JAMIE LAWSON | JASMINE THOMPSON | JET SETTER | KID WAVE | LAKE KOMO | LAUREL | LIVES | LONGFELLOW | LOUIS BERRY | MAN MADE | MARSICANS | MONOGRAM | NEW VINYL | OCEAAN | ONLY GIRL | OSCA | OSCAR AND THE WOLF | PINKSHINYULTRABLAST | PIXEL FIX | POLO | PORT ISLA | PROSE | RACING GLACIERS | RAT BOY | ROBYN SHERWELL | SEAFRET | SHELTER POINT | SKINNY LIVING | TALOS | THABO AND THE REAL DEAL | THE ACADEMIC | THE MAGIC GANG | THE MISPERS | THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT TIBET | TWIN WILD | VITAMIN | WALKING ON CARS | WOODEN ARMS | WULF | YURS
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