Last year marked a decade of Live At Leeds, a groundbreaking event which paved the way for a number of similar urban festivals which continue to go from strength to strength. As a result of last year's milestone, the organisers clearly decided that the only way was up, with this year's bill managing to be bigger and better than ever before.
This year marks the eleventh installment of Live at Leeds. Taking place across Leeds city centre, including over twenty venues, on from Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April, we're wading in to offer our highlights of the 100+ artist line-up. Tickets are available now, with Saturday's main event just £32.50, for a solid day of live music.
This year's Live at Leeds line-up is already looking like the strongest in the event's history. With an opening party from Future Islands, a closing event from Maximo Park and a Saturday bill featuring Rag 'n' Bone Man, Slaves, The Big Moon, White Lies and Black Honey, the organisers have now unleashed an extensive list of final names.
If you haven't already encountered the ramshackle indie-punk of PAWS, then you're probably missing out on your favourite band's favourite band. Time and again they join the stalwarts of modern British indie rock on the road and their name pops up in countless 'whose album do you love at the moment?' interviews. It's time you became acquainted.
Frightened Rabbit's fifth album 'Painting of a Panic Attack' is their first release since singer Scott Hutchinson abandoned his native Scotland for the sunnier climes of Los Angeles. The move was still relatively fresh when we caught him delivering an Owl John set at Manchester Soup Kitchen two years ago; now Frightened Rabbit are back on the road.