Festival Profile: Live at Leeds 2018

Name:  Live At Leeds 

Where:  Leeds, Yorkshire 

When:  Saturday 5th May 

Of all the city festivals, Live at Leeds takes the crown. For one day the city hosts tens of thousands of music fans, bouncing between the North Yorkshire metropolis’ venues and contributing to a raucous atmosphere. It’s all about screaming guitars and power-anthems, championing the best of the UK scene with an aggressively-affordable asking price. 


Headline duties couldn’t be in safer hands than with The Vaccines, internet wunderkinds Superorganism will be dishing up their super-pop bangers, and those searching for something wild should find IDLES at the Wardrobe suitably violent. Guitar heroes Circa Waves and Peace are guaranteed to pop off, and are proof that cultivating tomorrow’s talent is also a LaL priority, having built their ways up the lineup. Among the many future stars are Sea Girls, Anteros and Boy Azooga, all top priority viewing.

Former Glories:

Last year alone was rammed with big-hitters, boasting Slaves, DMA’s and Rag’n’Bone Man. Though we didn’t know it then, it was the beginning of a long goodbye from favourite crooners Wild Beasts, 10 years after they launched the fest in ’07.

Also Look Out For:

On Friday 4th, Live at Leeds is hosting a free day of seminars and panels on the music industry from the best in the biz, including members of Spring King and Kaiser Chiefs. Find out more hereThis and the main day are all part of Leeds International Festival, which launched last year and runs April 28th-12th May 2018 – last year it attracted 17,000 people with performances, guest speakers and more. P.S tons of venues are based in excellent bars and restaurants; support local business and grab a bite whilst you’re there. 

Everything Else:

You’ll be constantly on the move with a line-up that rammed, but all the venues are easily reached and against the backdrop of Leeds’ beautiful city centre. Tickets are available from the festival site for £36 + fees, and include free entry to the official after party.

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Ethan Weatherby

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