Friday, 27 April 2012

Live At Leeds 2012 - Preview

Now in its 6th year, Live at Leeds is back to kick start festival season. Big acts such as Marina & The Diamonds, The Enemy, Ladyhawke and The Subways top the bill, as well as over 100 other acts encompassing many a wide variety of genres. Acts are performing in venues all over Leeds City centre, making £20 for a ticket a very reasonable price. Here are my 5 picks for the weekend:

Leeds’ very own Blacklisters will be eager to show visitors to the city just how Leeds likes to turn it up to 11, with deafening riffs and a great live show you would be a fool to miss out. Expect to hear songs from spectacular debut album ‘BLKLSTRS’ you lucky, lucky devils.


Mercury prize nominated MC, Ghostpoet gained wide acclaim for his individual style of storytelling over simple, yet compelling beats on debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam.’ Fans of the man should get themselves over to the ever welcoming ‘Brudenell Social Club’ come 11pm for what is sure to be a unique and special performance. 

Hawk Eyes

Another local act for visitors to this glorious city to stumble upon, Hawk Eyes (or Chickenhawk as you may remember them) aim to smash their way through ‘The Well’, playing tracks from new album ‘Ideas’ which has gotten 5/5 in the likes of Kerrang, Artrocker and Big Cheese, this band can no longer be ignored.

Los Campesinos! 


7 piece Los Campesinos! will be warming up for an extensive US tour by headlining Leeds University Stylus this May Day holiday. Fans of indie pop, make sure your 10pm slot is empty, you don’t want to miss this band. 



Yet another Leeds band that’s going to get guests to Leeds city jealous about the thriving music scene, Eagulls are one of many hotly tipped acts in Leeds to go onto great things, check out their unique breed of punk rock over at ‘The Well’ this May bank holiday weekend.

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Aaron Lewins

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