Now in its umpteenth year, the Leeds staple festival Live At Leeds returns for what looks to be an absolute banger of a day. The 2017 line-up announcements are in, and oh boy are they good.
The big names on the bill are Australian psych band Jagwar Ma, Leeds’ adopted sons Wild Beasts, raucous London punk duo Slaves, local lads Pigeon Detectives, White Lies and Teleman. And if that wasn’t enough, just you wait until you see what treats they’ve organised to fill the day.
Having long established itself as the best place to see the next big new band, Live at Leeds lives up to this reputation yet again with the addition of bands on the verge of making it big, like Norwich based teenagers Let’s Eat Grandma who recently appeared on Later… With Jools Holland alongside KT Tunstall to critical acclaim and Brighton’s Black Honey, who’s Guardian championed dark, slick and shoegaze guitar pop has been earning them an ever growing legion of fans.
Also on the line-up is Birmingham’s Jaws, who’s fuzzy, blissed out Indie has seen them make waves this year, London four piece The Big Moon, fast rising Reading based rock band The Amazons and prolific Brighton pop quartet The Magic Gang.
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole host of local Leeds bands on the bill to whet your appetite – NGOD, Marsicans, Team Picture, Clay, and so many more to come.
Keep your eyes peeled, kids. It’s gonna be a good’un.
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