Constantly evolving and fastly being recognised as one of the country’s best inner city festivals Live At Leeds is back for the seventh year. Held over the May Day bank holiday weekend there’s plenty to see and do in venues across Leeds city centre.
With acts including Pigeon Detectives, Darwin Deeze, AlunaGeorge, Everything Everything, The 1975’s and The Staves playing on the Saturday it’s a case of hopping, skipping and jumping to catch those certain acts you want to see. Sunday holds a separate ticketed event where The Vaccines play Leeds’ Millennium Square.
It’s a weekend that will have you drinking (responsibly) whilst watching some of the best music acts in the country at the moment, a perfect way to bring in the summer season.
Festival low down
Location: Multiple venues across Leeds.
How to get to site: Walk, bus, drive, taxi.
Beer Prices/Selection: Varied across venues, expect usual pub prices.
Campsite: None, though there are plenty of hotels if you’re planning on staying the weekend.
Clientele: A mixed bag of music lovers.
Acts that have played before: The Enemy, Lucy Rose, Bastille and Lianne La Havas.
Other stuff to do: Friday boasts the Unconference a chance for music types to meet, network and find out more about the landscape of music consumption in the digital landscape. Rounding the weekend off is the football tournament where 32 teams featuring bands, promoters and venues involved in Live At Leeds set to take to the pitch, use jumpers for goal posts and try not to be as sick as a parrot at the final whistle.
Ticket Prices: A mere £22.50 for the whole weekend.
Security Staff: Business like but fair.
Toilets: Depending on venue, but usually clean and in good working order.
More Information: www.liveatleeds.com/
Read our thoughts on last years Live At Leeds here: http://www.counterfeitmag.co.uk/live-reviews/live-at-leeds-2012/