Renowned as the unrivalled home of music discovery, scooping awards and plaudits across the board as a springboard for the latest and greatest new talent – Live At Leeds returns in 2019 with the definitive new music lineup of the year, bringing together the bands and artists primed to soundtrack the year ahead.
Fizzing with a fiery punk energy, Drenge stand as true live trailblazers. Bouncing from huge singalongs and an explosive catalogue of fiery hits, their reputation as one of the best live bands in the country has made their return a welcome celebration, with third album ‘Strange Creatures’ promising to be a record full of ambition. Taking to the Live At Leeds stage, Drenge are bound to be one of the highlights of the day. Also primed to be a highlight is BRITS Critics Choice winner Sam Fender, whose uncompromising hooks and earnest rock kicks are sure to make for one of the most in-demand sets of the day. Nodded across the board as the breakthrough star for the year ahead, expect the already rapturously received ‘That Sound’, ‘Play God’ and ‘Dead Boys’ to prove just why the stars are aligning for Sam Fender. Bound to be a sweating pumped-up set, Yorkshire’s own The Sherlocks have truly made their mark – grafting away with shows up and down the land and blossoming into a spectacular word of mouth success. Born for big festival moments, their return is sure to be a bold arms-in-the-air moment at Live At Leeds 2019.
Tipped for a huge year, indie rock’s most exciting new prospects Bloxx will return to Live At Leeds as they continue their march to the top after huge nights supporting the likes of The Wombats, Pale Waves and more. Off-kilter indie lines galore will be lit high when Indoor Pets hit the stage, for a fuzz-covered masterclass fresh from the release of their anticipated debut album ‘Be Content’, with Irish trio whenyoung bringing their searing lines of immediate guitar-laden hits as they prepare to truly take over the planet.
Set for huge things in 2019, Bloxx commented on returning to Live At Leeds – saying:‘Live at Leeds is one of our all time favourites to play. Classic festival in a classic city.’
About joining the Live At Leeds 2019 bill, Indoor Pets said:“Leeds is one of the best towns in the world for live music and it’s always a pleasure to be in the vicinity of some proper tough northern bouncing crowds. I’ll brew the Yorkshire Tea, you just get yourselves limbered up.”
Bold, bright and searing in technicolour sounds ready to take over – WOOZE will bring their distinct flavour to Live At Leeds for a full-on tour de force of a band on the rise, whilst the return of VANT will be sure to see packed rooms spilling into the streets to catch a glimpse of what comes next, sitting alongside one of Scotland’s finest new exports The Snuts. One of alternative music’s most beloved acts Fatherson will be packing their communal singalongs to the festival this year, building on the success of latest album ‘Sum Of All Your Parts’. Across the board – there’s a broad range of bands and artists bringing something fresh and new to the table, and Live At Leeds is the perfect gathering to show to the world. The gritty Hotel Lux, rising Sheffield leaders Sophie And The Giants, fresh-air weavers Swimming Tapes, pop-hook maestro Dan D’Lion, breakthrough revivalists Fur and Norwegian post-punk rippers Spielbergs will all be taking the stage – making for a thrilling day full of the best in new music.
The starting-gates to the summer ahead, Live At Leeds 2019 soundtracks a city soaring with the best in new and now.