This article was published in 2013.
Leeds Festival organisers have today confirmed the full line up for the BBC Introducing Stage, including Yorkshire bands that have made their way through the Futuresound 2013 and Centre Stage 2013 competitions, plus those selected through the BBC Introducing radio network.
The stage was first introduced at the Leeds site back in 2005 when it was originally named after its initial sponsor Topman. After two years dedicated to hosting local Yorkshire bands and musicians, in 2007 the festival organisers rolled out the 'unsigned stage' concept to the Reading site and renamed it the BBC Introducing Stage.
Now into its sixth year, the dual-site BBC Introducing Stage continues to champion new and upcoming acts from across the UK.
The line up for the BBC Introducing Stage in 2013 includes:
As Elephants Are
Catfish & The Bottlemen
City of Lights
Lonely The Brave
Man Can't Fly
The Ruen Brothers
To Be Frank
We Are Fiction
We Are Knuckle Dragger