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Published on 21st April 2013.


Centre Stage 2013 heats to commence next week

Now in its fourth year, the eagerly anticipated Centre Stage 2013 is upon us and is set to bring local, young bands and artists into the limelight.

The heats will take place at The Wardrobe on Tuesday April 23rd, Wednesday April 24th and Thursday April 25th and will once again provide a platform for some of the region's finest young bands and acts. All artists are under 21 years old, with at least one band member at school or college in West or North Yorkshire.

The overall winners of Centre Stage 2013 - decided at the July final - will appear at both sites of the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013 in August.

The line ups for the heats are (note: not the running order):

TUESDAY 23RD APRIL: Traffic Wire, Walking With Wolves, King No-One, Icarus, Forgetting Yesterday, Good Morning Neverland, Jacobean Ruff

WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL: Never Ending Reason, The Puppeteers, Roman Bison, Albion, Chemical Child, Pony and Trap, The Amazing Scuba Divers, Urban Outcry

THURSDAY 25TH APRIL: Liquid Brick, Quentins Basement, Frequency (now known as Conflare), SimpleSight, Headwire, The Blue Pelicans, The Imports, Yo Preston

Each of the selected bands are currently fundraising towards Martin House Children's Hospice, who cares for children and young adults, with life limiting illnesses, and also for their families. The perfect example of young people helping young people.

Doors will open each night at 6.15pm with the first band at 7pm. The event is pay on the door 4 with proceeds going to Martin House Children's Hospice.



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King No-One

Four piece alternative rock band from the York/Leeds area in the UK.


Icarus are a four piece from Leeds playing indie-pop.

Good Morning Neverland

A band on a mission to drink milkshakes and then rule the world... and we've just finished our milkshakes

Jacobean Ruff

Jacobean Ruff are a young modern folk band based in Leeds, forming in mid 2012. Despite being relatively young, they have already gained notoriety on the Leeds gig scene, playing in various venues including Oporto, the Cockpit, the Wardrobe, the Brudenell, Nation of Shopkeepers and Carpe Diem, as well as beginning to establish themselves as a festival band, playing in 2013 alone Beacons, Live at Leeds, Tockwith Beer Festival and Lainfest, among others. Their music has often drawn comparisons with Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Laura Marling, and could easily be described as a blend of the three. Communion Leeds called it 'An exciting pairing of thoughtful, traditional folk styles and clever pop songwriting'.

Never Ending Reason

Never Ending Reason is a Alternative Punk Rock band that love to rock!!

Roman Bison

Roman Bison are a four piece indie/rock band from Leeds, with such influences as Bombay Bicycle Club, Kings Of Leon and Wild Beasts.

Pony and Trap

Pony And Trap are a 2 piece York band with a distinctive style


4 piece alternative rock band from Castleford

The Imports

Indie rock power trio from Leeds

The Puppeteers

4 piece bluesy rock band from West Yorkshire

Chemical Child

Heavy rock/Metal band formed in April 2010

Urban Outcry

Alt rock band from Leeds/Bradford

Liquid Brick

3 piece rock band from Bradford

Yo Preston

Singer/Songwriter from Harrogate/Leeds UK


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