Shortlisted for 'Best Metropolitan Festival' for the second year running, we are delighted to announce the initial line-up for Live At Leeds. Once again taking part over the Early May Bank Holiday, 3rd May till 6th May 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 venue 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 having just announced album number 4, Rudimental, bringing their chart topping hits to Leeds. 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.
Many names are still to be announced over the coming months and maybe a few surprises?
Live At Leeds Saturday Multi-Venue Wristband- £22.50 The Vaccines (Sunday 5th May)- £25
Full announcement of first bands for Live At Leeds 2013 (alphabetical)
Harry George Johns
Peter & Kerry
Post War Glamour Girls
Sons And Lovers
The Family Rain
The Glass Caves
The Pigeon Detectives
Thomas J Speight
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
We Were Frontiers
*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.