The influential Live At Leeds event has named the first acts; First bands announced including Example, Marina and the Diamonds, Ladyhawke, The Subways, Turbowolf, I Like Trains, Spector, Los Campesinos! and many more.
Rebranded this year to The Live At Leeds Weekend, it has quickly become an institution in the UK festival calendar. This year featuring the following: The Unconference on the 4th May. Saturday features the Live at Leeds Festival (one wristband 100 bands, 11 stages, 9 Venues) while Saturday will also host the return of the Millennium Square shows. Sunday’s hangover music event with BBC Sound nominee Stooshe playing the Cockpit brings the weekend of live music to a close.
The Unconference will feature a series of guest speakers, panel and workshops which is being organised in partnership with Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds College of Music.
The actual weekend ends with the second Live At Leeds football tournament, hosted at Goals Leeds. Current champions the Pigeon Detectives will return to defend their title.
Now for the first wave of bands playing Live At Leeds Festival 2012:
Marina and the Diamonds//Los Campesinos!//The Subways//Ladyhawke
Dot Rotten//Friends//Howler//I Like Trains//Jamie N Commons//Lianne La Havas//Niki & the Dove//Ren Harvieu//Reverend and the Makers//Spector//
Adult Jazz//Alt-J//Aluna George//Another’s Blood//Binary//Charli XCX//Citizens!//Dan Mangan//Fanzine//Grass House//Gross Magic//Hannah Trigwell//Holy State//
Hunting Bears//Jake Bugg//Jessie Ware//Joseph & David//Just Handshakes We’re British//Moody Gowns//Novella//Random Impulse//Redwire//Royal Republic//
Sam Airey//SCUM//Soul Circus//The History of Apple Pie//This Many Boyfriends//TOY//Turbowolf plus more artists and special guests to be announced over the coming weeks and months.
Example will be playing a separate ticketed event on the Saturday of Live at Leeds Festival with support from Wretch 32 at Millennium Square.
‘Arguably the real Leeds Festival’ NME.com
‘One of the best pound for pound line-ups of it’s kind’ Fake Diy
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Multi-venue all day event from 12 midday // Early bird wristbands are on sale now.
Official box office: https://www.lunatickets.co.uk/event_page.php?eventID=1819
Box office number is 0113 2434849.