Assuming its now customary position over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May where it will once again launch the UK festival season, Live at Leeds will return this year for its ninth annual outing. With last year’s ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ award tucked firmly under its belt, it promises even more for 2015 with 200 bands due to perform across 20 venues in the famous West Yorkshire city.
The first 100 of those bands have just been announced today and if these early names are anything to go by Live at Leeds looks like being even bigger and better in 2015.
The first big names to catch the eye include Carl Barat & The Jackals – whose debut album Let It Reign is due to drop in a fortnight’s time – London’s much heralded bucolic folk rockers Dry The River; those art-rock cerebralists Dutch Uncles; Thurston Moore and another man with an illustrious past, the former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes,; as well as Leeds’ very own noise merchants Eagulls and their fellow Leodians the mighty Hookworms, all of whom affirm the festival’s core principle for promoting local talent alongside established international acts
An quite wonderful looking undercard already boasts garage rockers Slaves – who will be in Leeds later this month on the NME Awards Tour – rising pop quartet Lawson, the Grammy nominated singer and producer MNEK, the electric fuzz-pop of Cardiff’s Joanna Gruesome, indie-rockers Spector and MOBO Award winner Stormzy
The full line-up thus far is:
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
Live at Leeds takes place from Friday 1st to Monday 4th May 2015 with its traditional centrepiece being the wristbanded event on the Saturday where tickets are still an absolute steal at £27.50p.
All Live at Leeds 2015 information can be found here