Back once again like a renegade master, Live at Leeds is set to hit the street between the 2nd and 4th of May. Fit to burst with acts such as Albert Hammond Jr, Catfish and The Bottlemen, The Sunshine Underground there’s a mixed bag of delights for the discerning music lover set across venues including The Brudenell, Belgrave Music Hall and both Universities.
This year is bigger than ever, complete with The Unconference and football tournament as well as a few special ‘Live at Leeds Present’ shows that require a separate ticket, including Blood Red Shoes, Kodaline and Dum Dum Girls as well as the special show celebrating Dance To The Radio at Leeds Town Hall with a one-show from ¡Forward,Russia! and iLiKETRAiNS performing a 10 year Anniversary concert.
With so many great bands, so many venues and all for the price of £25 what’s to stop you? Though if you’re not convinced then have a read of our review of last years Live At Leeds or listen to our playlist featuring some of the bands playing this years festival.
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 1975, AlunaGeorge, London Grammar and The Crookes.
Other stuff to do: Friday boasts The Unconference which returns to Leeds College of Music. The panel will discuss issues related to the live industry, innovative release campaigns and publishing. Monday the 5th brings a new part of The Unconference aimed at younger musicians, aged 19 and under, where issues such as touring internationally and getting the most of your recordings will be discussed. As always there will be the return of the Live at Leeds annual football tournament battling out for the coveted trophy.
Ticket Prices: A mere £25.00 for the whole weekend.
Security Staff: Business like but fair.
Toilets: Depending on venue, but usually clean and in good working order.
More Information: http://www.liveatleeds.com/