Words: Joanne Morris
Live At Leeds, the annual one-day alternative music festival held across various venues in Leeds city centre, is coming at you this Saturday, May 5.
Now in its 11th year, the festival will showcase over 200 of the hottest emerging new bands with an array of established artists. This years headlining acts include The Vaccines, Circa Waves, British Sea Power and The Horrors.
Download the informative Live At Leeds app which includes useful information such as featured artists, schedule, general information and wristband exchange points.
For more information and tickets, see the Live At Leeds website
Wondering who to see? Let Little Indie help you with a few ideas.
Dr Martens Stage - The Wardrobe 1:15 PM
Expect feisty, political punk with psychedelic guitar riffs and pounding drums. The band are overflowing in youthful confidence, edginess, angst and stage presence.
The Key Club 7:15 PM
The Leeds-based, five-piece are engaging and energetic on stage, with each band member projecting their own personality and masses of charisma. Retro rock and roll with a modern twist, they are unquestionably a band to add to your must-see list.
Leeds Beckett 2 6:45 PM
Brighton, psych-rock quintet with positive, infectious, sing-along melodies. White Room’s live performances are charismatic and enigmatic with faultless vocals.
DIY Stage - Brudenell Social Club 8:00 PM
Helmed by Cardiff’s Davey Newington and signed to the iconic Heavenly Recordings, their much anticipated debut album, ‘1, 2, Kung Fu’, is due to arrive on June 8, after spiking interest late last year with the elastic-funk, Onyeabor-inspired 'Face Behind Her Cigarette', and more recently with new single, ‘Loner Boogie’.
DIY Stage – Brudenell Social Club 5:00 PM
Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Pip Blom released her debut EP, ‘Are We There Yet’, in 2016 on Toaster Records. Her unique, raw indie-pop with catchy melodies has already received acclaim from Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq.
DIY stage - Brudenell Social Club 4:00 PM
London-via-Dublin female-fronted indie-pop trio who were invited by Shane McGowan of The Pogues to play at his 60th birthday party in Dublin in January after first singles ‘Actor’ and ‘Silverchair’ caught attention last year.
Hyde Park Social Club 1:00 PM
No strangers to Little Indie, the Sheffield crew play thumping, loud and fierce rock. Their musical style change surprised some but they seem to have won even more fans to their growing army.
The Ninth Wave
BBC Introducing West Yorkshire stage @ Oporto 5:00 PM
With just released second EP 'Never Crave Attention', the Glasgow band are going from strength to strength. Catchy, punchy with dark overtones.
DIY stage - Brudenell Social Club 11:15 PM
The Manchester indie goth-pop darlings are selling out everywhere they go. If you can even get inside the door here, these are a must to be in the queue early for.
Leeds Festival stage @ 02 Academy 9:00 PM
With new album 'Combat Sports' to parade, the London-based garage rockers have plenty of material to draw on from the course of their eight year and four album career as they step up as headliners.
Dr Martens stage - The Wardrobe 9:45 PM
The Mossley wild boys released debut album 'Nihilistic Glamour Shots' last month, and from the 'Arms Of Pleonexia' to older songs such as 'Necroflat In The Palace' and 'Terrorist Synthesizer', there's always a good show to be had with these five.
Leeds Festival stage @ 02 Academy 3:15 PM
Peace have come back on a roll this year, and they arrive here in a co-headline slot fresh with new album, 'Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll', unveiled the day before.