This June and July 40 bands will battle it out in the heats of the annual Futuresound Competition at The Wardrobe hoping for the chance to play at both sites of the Reading & Leeds Festival.
Five runners up will win a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage and the winner will play The Festival Republic Stage in August.
Thursday 23rd June: As Sirens Fall + Party Hardly + Young Amphibians + We Built A Mountain
Friday 24th June: Adore//Repel + Kumiko + The Dangerhounds + Neon Dolls
Thursday 30th June: The Elephant Trees + Brooders + Chambers + Headrow
Sunday 3rd July: Bring The Wolf + Cat-Una + Charlie Padfield & The Gamma Rays + Lion Papers
Friday 8th July: Alyshah + Bloodshake + Caro + Humble Scoundrel
Saturday 9th July: Treeboy & Arc + Tusk + Mad Love + Lost Ground
Wednesday 13th July: Night Owls + The Contravenes + Contrarians + Katie Dean
Friday 15th July: Fighting Caravans + Edgar Duke + Atlanta House + Vexxes
Sunday 17th July: The Velveteens + The Indigo Project + Ramona Rose + Heir
Thursday 21st July: The Loose Cut + People Poems + Peakes + Dusk
Good luck to all the bands taking part!
Originating in the vibrant city of Leeds, Party Hardly manage to create the perfect combination of heavy rock and indie whilst retaining their DIY ethics.
Alternative Rock band based in Leeds
Indie/pop, guitar hooks, catchy melodies, festival fun
3 piece noise from West Yorkshire
Female-fronted Leeds-based art-rock/alternative collective
We are The Dangerhounds, a Leeds based indie rock band taking influence from the likes of Kings of Leon, The Wombats and The Strokes.
Acoustic-led (but loud) indie/alt-rock from Leeds
Psych-Grunge Trio. Making loud noises louder. Making parents get worried. Forever brooding...
Headrow are a young indie rock band from Leeds, formed in 2012. Elements of indie, shoegazey sonic invention, underpinned by tight drums and a hint of post-punk, all help to make up their sound. Influences include: Radiohead, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, and Ride.
Rock n Roll/ Blues Band from Harrogate
Charlie Padfield, purveyor of Yorkshire's finest alternative rock since 1996!
Two piece lively acoustic pop band from York
Singer // Songwriter
Alyshah Jackson is a singer-songwriter from California, currently working on the early stages of her music career in Leeds
Punk/Grunge from Halifax
A blues tickled, funk spanked, ruckus rock 3 piece. Making a scene live is their business.
Grunge-Pop band hailing from Leeds, UK.
5 piece alt-rock band with Americana/Blues overtones.
Five piece band from Leeds
Alternative blues rock from Leeds
Jazz acid house death metal fusion
Psyche-Rock band from Leeds
Angry Northern Teenage Noise
A unique take of alt-rock with hints of Eastern European folk and classical
Funk-pop / psychedelic blues band from Leeds
Leeds based 5 piece Indie/Rock band with deep indie roots, post-punk grit and pop sensibilities.
Alternative rock band from Leeds
5-piece rock n roll band from Leeds. Inspired by music from the 50s/60s/70s.
Up and coming 5 piece indie rock band from Leeds.
Rock singer. Trouble maker. First single 'Jealous Heart' out now.
People Poems are an acoustic duo based in Leeds
The striking combination of dark synthetic sounds and aggressive rhythms led by an emotive female vocal combine to create Leeds based band Dusk.