Live At Leeds: 4th-7th May 2012

[wide]LAL2012 | Live At Leeds: 4th 7th May 2012[/wide]For the sixth year in a row Leeds opens its doors and welcomes a whole host of everything musical into the city, yes it’s back and it’s live. From Friday through to Monday, there’s a heap of delights for the discerning music lover.

Friday kicks off with the Unconference a day packed with insider’s information for those either who want to be involved or who are involved with the music business. The role of digital platforms in the distribution, marketing and promotion of your music will be discussed, as well as a forum for networking with industry experts, and the chance for you to air your music and your ambitions. Speakers include Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music/BBC Introducing, Drowned in Sound’s Sean Adams and Colin Roberts from Big Life Management and Work It Media PR.

Saturday brings about a whole musical feast, from up and coming artists to those who have already made a name for themselves including The Enemy, Marina and The Diamonds and Reverend and The Makers. Set across several venues across the city it’s a case of stay put in one area or embark on an adventure and find a whole heap of aural pleasures.

Our choices for the day include:

  • Dead Sons 
  • Blacklisters 
  • Sam Airey 
  • Ellen and the Escapades 
  • I Like Trains 

Sunday embarks on a hangover special at the Brudenell Social Club where Dan Sartain, Matadors, The McGowans and The Reacharounds hit the stage from 5.30pm onwards. Gives you a chance to ease your groggy head and enjoy a Sunday evening without the stress of work on a Monday morning.

The last day of Live at Leeds is sported by a football tournament, oh yes after all the running around it’s time to watch various bands, artists and Leeds folks run themselves ragged at the Goals Soccer Centre.

What to expect from Live at Leeds:

  • Sore feet
  • Sore heads
  • Timetable clashes (though hopefully not too many!)
  • Variety of amazing musical delights
  • A jolly good weekend

We had a fab time at Live at Leeds in 2011, if you’re unsure about heading down in 2012 we suggest you have a look at last year’s review and let us know how this year’s festival was for you.

More information on Live at Leeds can be found here

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