The initial line-up for Live At Leeds is out! Once again taking part over the Early May Bank Holiday, May 3 until May 6 and hosting over a hundred bands, The Unconference and the now annual Football tournament. This year’s line-up features two Brit nominees and five of the BBC Sound of 2013 shortlist, celebrating the best in up and coming music alongside established bands. Expect over a hundred bands over twelve stages in venues across Leeds City Centre from the serene surroundings of Holy Trinity Church to the 2300 capacity O2 Academy Leeds.
For 2013 the festival’s headline sponsor is Fosters and partners include The Marriott, Blacks Solicitors LLP, Enjoy Digital, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds City Council.
Taking the stage this year are The Pigeon Detectives (pictured) having just announced album number 4, Everything Everything on the back of their top 5 new album. Darwin Deez is also returning with the follow up to his self-titled album, Songs for Imaginative People out in February. King Krule, Tribes, The Staves, AlunaGeorge, Peace, Laura Mvula, The 1975, Swim Deep lead the strong list. A full list of bands can be found below.
Full announcement of first bands for Live At Leeds 2013 (alphabetical)
ALUNAGEORGE / DARWIN DEEZ
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / LITTLE COMETS / PEACE / RUDIMENTAL
THE PIGEON DETECTIVES / THE STAVES / TRIBES
ARLISSA / KING KRULE / LAURA MVULA
LEWIS WATSON / RYAN KEEN / SOLEY / SWIM DEEP
THE 1975 / THE CROOKES / THE NEIGHBOURHOOD / THEME PARK
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA / WAVE MACHINES
BATTLE LINES / BLACKEYE / CHARLES BRUNO / CHARLIE STRAW / CHINA RATS / DAN CROLL
DANCING YEARS / DEPARTMENT M / FAWN SPOTS / GEORGE EZRA / HAPPY DAGGERS
HARRY GEORGE JOHNS / HUDSON TAYLOR / HUNTING BEARS / INDIANA
JACOB BANKS / JAGWAR MA / JOE BANFI / JOEL BAKER / JORDAN ALLEN / MARIKA HACKMAN
MARSICANS / NICK MULVEY / OFEI / PETE ROE / PETER & KERRY / POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS
ROO PANES / SAINT RAYMOND / SAM SMITH / SEASFIRE / SJ.BRAVO / SKATERS / SONS AND LOVERS
SWEET BABOO / SWIMMING LESSONS / THE FAMILY RAIN / THE GLASS CAVES / THE GRAND
THE STRUTS / THOMAS J SPEIGHT / WE WERE FRONTIERS / WITCH HUNT / YADI
The Vaccines will be playing a separate ticketed event on the Sunday of Live at Leeds with special support from TOY and more names to be added.
For tickets visit: www.lunatickets.co.uk
Live At Leeds Saturday Multi-Venue Wristband – £22.50
The Vaccines (Sunday, May 5) – £25