This article was published in 2015.

The legendary Futuresound competition is here again and this week the organisers announced which 40 bands from Leeds and West Yorkshire will battle it out in the heats for a slot at the Reading & Leeds Festivals.

The overall winner of Futuresound 2015 will win a slot on the Festival Republic Stage, with the next 5 runners up playing on the BBC Introducing Stage.

Thursday 9th July: Arthur and The Antidotes, Krrum, Purple Thread, Where Fires Are

Friday 10th July: Furian, Happy Daggers, New Vinyl, Sifaka

Saturday 11th July: Alpha Shallows, Calls Landing, Du Dauphine, Pin Stripe Tuesday

Thursday 16th July: Black Surf, Fizzy Blood, The Seagulls, Weak Knees

Friday 17th July: Bi:Lingual, NARCS, Rupert Stroud, Treason Kings

Saturday 18th July: The Barmines, Carvella, Klammer, Masses

Sunday 19th July: Black Ocean, Kamikaze Girls, The Potenzas, Samuel S. Parkes

Thursday 23rd July: Cosmic Badger, Fenton, Porl Whos, The Strawberries

Friday 24th July: Absent Parachute, Circus Wolves, Francis, Neon Dolls

Saturday 25th July: Hunny, Irish Boxing, Luna Kings, Val Cale

All heats take place at The Wardrobe and tickets can be bought directly from each of the competing bands for £4.