Officially kicking off the UK Festival season, Live At Leeds is the first to bring you the bands that are going to break in 2014. The festival has established a peerless reputation for picking the most exciting new artists who are just on the cusp of great things and programming them across Leeds for one joyous musical weekend.
More established acts compliment these bright young things as they unite for three days of musical mayhem with over 150 bands performing in over 20 stages across the city including the legendary Cockpit who will this year celebrate their 20th birthday!
The lineup itself is as strong as ever and packed full of the UK's hottest acts across multiple genres, BBC Sound Of 2014 Poll runner up Ella Eyre leads the charge with her soulful Pop/R&B along with fellow Sound Of Poll finalist Chlöe Howl. Joining her on the lineup are the UK's current #1 singles artist Clean Bandit whose unique mix of modern dance music and live string instrumentation has marked them out as a key cross over act for 2014. The sardonic wit of Detroit hip-hop native Lizzo and the ever arresting and constantly progressive electronic duo F*** Buttons will also make highly anticipated appearances.
Indie fans need look no further than indie legend and The Strokes guitar hero Albert Hammond Jr. As well as this we have the addition of Pitchfork championed, jangly Welsh indie-pop sextet Los Campesinos! to the line-up as well as the ferocious, grungy pop songs of NME 2014 hopefuls Wolf Alice and Yuck's Dinosaur Jr and Pavement influenced brand of fuzzy indie-rock.
As well as this the weekend features a separate set of eclectic, stand alone 'Live At Leeds presents' shows featuring Brighton's alternative duo Blood Red Shoes, Dublin based 2013 breakthrough rockers Kodaline and post-metal titans Neurosis respectively.
2nd - 5th May
Albert Hammond Jr
Blood Red Shoes
Catfish And The Bottlemen
I Like Trains
Pulled Apart By Horses
Say Lou Lou
The Hold Steady
The Midnight Beast
Bat And Ball
Eliza And The Bear
Lanterns On The Lake
Melt Yourself Down*
Norma Jean Martine
The Amazing Snakeheads
The Tea Street Band
We The Wild
We Were Evergreen
City Of Lights
We Were Frontiers
*These are separate ticketed events, Saturday wristband's are not valid:
*Friday 2nd May > The Cockpit > Blood Red Shoes
*Friday 2nd May > Brudenell Social Club > Melt Yourself Down (full A/V show)
*Friday 2nd May > The Wardrobe > Snarky Puppy
*Sunday 4th May > O2 Academy Leeds > Kodaline
*Sunday 4th May > Leeds Met > Neurosis
All other artists to perform Saturday 3rd May across various venues.