PREVIEW: Live at Leeds: In The Park

PREVIEW: Live at Leeds: In The Park

When: 4th June 2022
Where: Temple Newsam, Leeds, England

This year marks the inaugural outing for Live at Leeds: In The Park. Previously, the multi-venue, inner-city festival was hosted across venues such as the O2 Academy, The Wardrobe, and Belgrave Music Hall. Live At Leeds will now give new music lovers two chances in their annual festival calendars to see some live music; In The Park and In The City. Taking place at Temple Newsam on Saturday, 4th June during the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, Live At Leeds: In The Park will have five stages loaded with unmissable favourites and if you like to roam around at a festival, you might potentially discover your new favourite artist.

Although it is impossible to highlight all the artists you should make your way to see during the day, here’s a quick summary of the stages. Sponsored by DIY Magazine, the Big Top Stage will see The Lounge Society kick things off before Cassia, indie-rock trio Dream Wife and Confidence Man take to the stage. Outgoing Australians, Confidence Man, have only just been able to make it out of their home country due to covid-19 restrictions, and are now onto their much-anticipated and re-scheduled UK tour. They’ll be back on the 4th to celebrate new album TILT and, believe me, they put on a party. Electronic duo Honne, Mercury-Prize winning Arlo Parks, and hip-hop and jazz-infused festival favourites Easy Life will then be taking on the Big Top.

If all of that wasn’t already enough for you, The Hill Top Stage will celebrate insatiable guitar music with the likes of The Snuts and Leeds locals, Pigeon Detectives plus there is an array of enormous female talent on offer; in addition to Confidence Man and Dream Wife, I’d urge you to catch the likes of Brighton’s Lime Garden, Lauren Hibberd, Dublin multi-instrumentalist Kynsy, Holly Humberstone, Molly Payton, Zuzu, and Arlo Parks.

Making the day easier for everyone, there are shuttle buses running from Leeds City Centre to Temple Newsam throughout the day and you can plan out your day using the Live At Leeds 2022 app. You can find the artists you want to see, give them a click and the app conveniently places them in a schedule for you – no last-minute sprinting to a stage, pint in hand!

Known for showcasing emerging talent since the 2000s, Live At Leeds has previously hosted the likes of George Ezra, Dua Lipa, Royal Blood, Stormzy, Alt-J, Lizzo, MNEK, and AJ Tracey among many others. As a consistently stalwart promoter of emerging music, Live At Leeds’ The Dork Presents tent will have two stages with zero clashes. This excitingly means a constant supply of up-and-coming music. Lime Garden are kicking off the Dork Presents stages at 1:30pm followed by Molly Payton, Kynsy, Courting, local Leeds band L’Objectif and finally, Zuzu. The Dork Presents (Left) Stage will host the likes of Sfven before ADMT, Finn Askew, Porij, Coach Party, Kid Kapichi and The Mysterines grace the stage. With no clashes, there are even fewer excuses to miss any of these.

The MTV Main Stage will be a formidable force of seminal, indie favourites throughout the day. Rising indie-pop starlets Lauren Hibberd, Alfie Templeman, and Holly Humberstone can be caught before post-punk, self-satirising Sports Team inevitably get the crowd a little rowdy. Towards the back end of the evening, Sea Girls and The Vaccines, both of whom have been regular stage presences in the most recent Live At Leeds festivals, will warm up the stage before Bombay Bicycle Club headline, providing all of the appropriate, blissful summer ambience.

As far as day festivals go, you won’t go wrong with Live At Leeds: In The Park, a great start to a very promising festival season.

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