This article was published in 2014.
Organisers of the annual Live At Leeds festival have this week confirmed the first wave of bands that will be appearing at the multi-venue, all day festival in Leeds.
Live At Leeds has established a peerless reputation for picking the most exciting new artists who are just on the cusp of great things and programming them across Leeds for one joyous musical weekend.
More established acts complement these bright young things as they unite for three days of musical mayhem with over 150 bands performing in over 20 stages across the city.
This year's main event takes place on Saturday 3rd May 2014 and the line-up is as strong as ever. BBC Sound Of 2014 Poll runner up Ella Eyre leads the charge with her soulful pop/R&B along with fellow Sound Of Poll finalist Chlöe Howl. Joining her on the line-up are the UK's current #1 singles artist Clean Bandit whose unique mix of modern dance music and live string instrumentation has marked them out as a key cross over act for 2014. The sardonic wit of Detroit hip-hop native Lizzo and the ever arresting and constantly progressive electronic duo Fuck Buttons will also make highly anticipated appearances.
Indie fans need look no further than indie legend and The Strokes guitar hero Albert Hammond Jr. As well as this we have the addition of Pitchfork championed, jangly Welsh indie-pop sextet Los Campesinos! to the line-up as well as the ferocious, grungy pop songs of NME 2014 hopefuls Wolf Alice and Yuck's Dinosaur Jr and Pavement influenced brand of fuzzy indie-rock.
Rock fans will also rejoice at the inclusion of Leeds' noisiest sons and prime UK rock exports the chart- bothering Pulled Apart By Horses as well as fellow locals, the captivating I Like Trains.
Acts confirmed to be appearing on the Saturday event are:
ALBERT HAMMOND JR / CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / CHLÖE HOWL / CIRCA WAVES / CLEAN BANDIT / COURTNEY BARNETT / DRENGE / ELLA EYRE / FUCK BUTTONS / HUDSON TAYLOR / I LIKE TRAINS / JOHNNY FLYNN KING CHARLES / LAUREN AQUILINA / LIZZO / LOS CAMPESINOS! / NINA NESBITT / PULLED APART BY HORSES / ROYAL BLOOD / SAY LOU LOU / THE HOLD STEADY / THE MIDNIGHT BEAST / WOLF ALICE / YUCK / AMBER RUN / ARC IRIS / ARTHUR BEATRICE / AUTOBAHN / BAT AND BALL / BLAENAVON / COASTS / CRYSTAL SEAGULLS / CYMBALS DARLIA / DENAI MOORE / DIVE IN / DOLOMITE MINOR / EAVES / ELIZA AND THE BEAR / FAIR OHS / FLYTE / FRANK HAMILTON / FRED PAGE FYFE / GAMBLES / GEORGE BARNETT / HAPPYNESS / HERO FISHER HIGHASAKITE / HOLY MOUNTAIN / HONEYBLOOD / INDIANA / JACK GARRATT / JAMIE ISAAC / JAWS / JOEL BAKER / KHUSHI / LANTERNS ON THE LAKE / LAURA WELSH / LOLA COLT / LOVE ZOMBIES / LYGER / LYLA / FOY / MARIKA HACKMAN / MAUSI / MENACE BEACH / NORMA JEAN MARTINE / PALACE / PARAKEET / PAWWS PRIMITIVE PARTS / PUP / RAINER / RHODES / ROSIE LOWE / SAM AIREY SAN FERMIN / SHY NATURE / SIVU / SOLIDS SOUTHERN / SPRING KING / SUPERFOOD / TELEMAN / THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS / THE BOHICAS / THE CREASES / THE SCENES / THE TEA STREET BAND / THE WYTCHES / TOURIST / VUKOVI / WE THE WILD / WE WERE EVERGREEN / WILD CUB / YOUTH MAN / ALASKA / ALLUSONDRUGS / APOLLO JUNCTION / BEARFOOT BEWARE / BLUE LAUREL CARNABELLS / CHARLIE STRAW / CITY OF LIGHTS / DISRAELI GEARS / ENGINE / FANS FAWN SPOTS / GLASS CAVES / GLASSBODY / GOODBYE CHANEL / HARRY RIDGWAY IMP / JONNY QUITS / MARSICANS / MODO STARE / MUNICH / NARCS OTHERPEOPLESLIVES / PIP MOUNTJOY / QUENTINS BASEMENT / SAMUEL S.PARKES TABLOIDS / THE MEXANINES / THE VENDETTAS / THEN THICKENS / WE WERE FRONTIERS / WEIRDS / WITCH HUNT / WHITE ROYAL
Tickets for the Saturday can be purchased for just £25 via Leeds Gig Tickets. Tickets are exchanged for wristbands on the day of Live At Leeds 2014.
As well as this the weekend features a separate set of eclectic, stand alone 'Live At Leeds presents' shows featuring Brighton's alternative duo Blood Red Shoes, Dublin based 2013 breakthrough rockers Kodaline and post-metal titans Neurosis respectively. These are separate ticketed events.