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Live At Leeds Festival Preview

Live at Leeds is set to take over multiple venues across the city on Saturday 5th May, along with 200 of the UK’s most exciting new artists.

The one-dayer is undoubtedly one of the best for showcasing breakthrough acts and has garnered a reputation as the place to discover new music.

On top of that, the organisers always chuck in some big-name headliners to round things off.

WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR?

Last year’s festival featured headlining performances from Rag’n’Bone ManSlavesWhite LiesWild Beasts and Nothing But Thieves.

Emerging artists included Dream WifeTen Tonnes and Idles, who have all enjoyed a huge year since their performances at Live At LeedsIdles will once again be causing carnage at the festival – this time on the Dr Martens Stage at 12pm.

Check out the best bits of last year’s festival, below.

WHO’S PLAYING?

The Vaccines head to the festival with brand new material from their latest record Combat Sports, and are joined at the top of the bill by Circa Waves and Peace.

Festival favourites British Sea Power will be in attendance, and there will be new music courtesy of Pale Waves, Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi and Sam Fender, who were all nominated for BBC’s Sound of 2018 award.

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ONES TO WATCH

The festival has singled out Doncaster band The Blinders as the ones to watch at this year’s event. The trio made waves around the UK while touring with CABBAGE, who are also on this year’s bill, and have since sold out multiple venues on their own.

The Blinders will be bringing their ‘in yer face’, loud, visceral, political punk rock to the Dr Martens Stage at 1pm.

Elsewhere, hailing all the way from Western Australia, singer-songwriter Teischa heads to Live at Leeds ahead of a run of UK shows that includes Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape. Mixing soulful vocals with a contemporary alternative pop sound, Teischa is sure to captivate all in attendance at the Belgrave Music Hall. (7pm)

We also reckon you should get down to the Leeds Becket Main Stage to catch indie-pop rockers High Tyde. The band have been tipped for very big things and, despite all members still being shy of their 21st birthdays, have already played at major festivals such as Reading, LeedsBoardmasters and Y Not.

They’re on at 6pm.

Alternatively, go and catch BLOXX over on the BBC Introducing Stage. The London-based quartet caught the attention of Radio 1’s Huw Stevens and Phil Taggart last year with their ‘unapologetic grunge pop’ sound, and have received more than 1million Spotify streams of their single You.

Having supported Sundara Karma on their UK tour last year, BLOXX embark on one of their own this May, starting at Live at Leeds. (6pm)

CAN I STILL GET TICKETS?

YES! And for a ridiculously good price, too. You can grab your Live at Leeds 2018 ticket for just £39.60, HERE.

If you’re already heading to the festival, make sure you download the official Live at Leeds Festival App for the full music schedule.

Enjoy!

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