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Live at Leeds 2017 – Ones to Watch!

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Now in its 11th year, Live at Leeds shows no signs of slowing down. The former winner of the ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ returns on 29th April to showcase a plethora of 2017’s emerging artists. 

Over the years Live at Leeds has played host to some of the most established acts from all over the world, as artists begin their ascent to music royalty. These have included the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Blossoms! So going to Live at Leeds can really provide a one up on your peers on who saw such artists before they reached stardom.

Anyway, Live at Leeds has recently released their 2017 instalment. Traipsing across the line up is BRIT’s Critics Choice Breakthrough Artists Award winner Rag ’n’ Bone Man, punk duo Slaves and Leeds’ finest Wild Bests. Not too shabby. In honour of Live at Leeds being a premier new music festival, I thought it would be apt to highlight some artists in the small print of the line up definitely worth checking out.

Bad Sounds

The Bath based five piece bring their infectious pop infused hip hop to Leeds. Fresh from revealing the incredibly catchy ‘Meat on My Bones’ as Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World. Expect an energetic performance.


The high octane indie-punk band, influenced by bands including Drenge and Fidlar. The band ooze with angst and aggression, guaranteed to provide a fiery set for all to witness.


Hailing from north London, the grunge/ post punk four piece are sure to provide a raucous set. Featuring noise cathartic sounds of guitars alongside soothing vocals makes for a lethal concoction.



Staight outta Chelmsford, one man FREAK features Nivarna-esque heavy riffs with a poppy element. FREAK (or Connor Ridd) even went to the same school as Rat Boy, and would be sure to relish following in his footsteps.


Four piece indie rock band from Sheffield singed to RCA surely have big things expected of them. Thankfully their explosive debut single ‘Kerosene’ delivers. See these before they blow up!

Pale Waves

New signings on the Dirty Hit label (which includes the likes of The 1975, The Japanese House, Superfood), with a roster like that it’s logical that Pale Waves show promise! The Manchester indie pop newbies have released the banger ‘There’s A Honey’, featuring production from the likes of George and Matty from The 1975. Not bad.

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