This article was published in 2008.

With the March Bank Holiday almost upon us, this week has seen the announcement of the line up for Quidrophenia 7, the charity all-dayer taking place on Monday 24th March.

Showcasing the best of the Leeds’ music scene, Quidrophenia attracts music lovers from far and wide to witness the best in up and coming Leeds’ talent. Entry is a ‘quid’, hence the name, and all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. From starting, Quidrophenia has managed to raise a whopping £3,650 for the charity.

Paul Lane, manager of Oporto says, “I love hosting Quidrophenia. Each year, we seem to see more and more talented Leeds bands making it and it’s great to be part of that. It’s a fantastic event to be involved with and the fact that we get to raises great amounts of money for Cancer Research is a bonus.“

This bank holiday, expect to catch the likes of Oporto’s home grown legend Jack Afro; indie disco band, Dead Bells who’ll be playing their first comeback gig; folk musician Micky P Kerr; Pushbike Army; the two piece blues band The Old Romantic Killer Band who have recently played at SXSW (South by Southwest) festival in Texas and are hotly tipped for 2008; and indie/dance band Red Go Green Stop just to name a few.

There’ll also be a mixture of acoustic sets from Americana singer/songwriter Neil McLarty, Rivers and Ben Greaves.