Live at Leeds 2019: Preview


Officially named by the UK Festival Awards 2018 as, the ‘best festival for emerging talent’, Live at Leeds Festival is once again set to deliver the best of the best in fresh talent on Saturday the 4th of May 2019.

Beginning in 2008 as a celebration of the City of Leeds’ 800th birthday, the Live at Leeds Festival now faces its eleventh year as one of the largest metropolitan festivals in the UK. Dispersed throughout various venues over Leeds, this year the city will once again be flooded with up-and-coming musical acts including self-proclaimed ‘Soft Boy’ and Dublin rapper Kojaque, and straight out of school bedroom pop artist Beabadoobee.

Alongside an abundance of promising new acts, the festival has also lined up some bigger names, including the likes of indie band Sundara Karma, who rose to prominence in 2016 following the advent of their debut album Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect; esteemed electronic-pop band Metronomy; and 2018 BRIT certified breakthrough act, Tom Grennan. Also featured on the extensive line-up are BBC Sound of 2019 nominees Sea Girls. And Mercury Prize winner Kate Tempest.

Alongside the overflow of music filling the city, the festival also brings The Unconference, a panel event named as the ‘largest free music industry event in the North of England’. This event is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in a career in the music industry as it is set to include sessions advising musicians on how to release music effectively, how to access development opportunities, and also features a Keynote Q and A with radio presenter and Hometown Records owner Phil Taggart. The Unconference will be taking place on Friday the 3rd of May at Leeds College of Music and The Wardrobe.

Tickets for the festival are £38, and can be bought here, more information can be found on the festival’s website here.

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