It doesn’t seem that long ago since we were gallivanting round Leeds catching all there was to offer at this year’s LIVE AT LEEDS back in May, but tonight, we can now look forward to the kick start of 2019’s festival season as the first few names for Live At Leeds 2019 have been revealed.
And they’re pretty bloody good. Leading the pack are SUNDARA KARMA, METRONOMY and TOM GRENNAN – all festival alumni – as well as SWIM DEEP, DREAM WIFE, BLACK HONEY, GHENGAR and the city’s own MARSICANS.
Taking place on Saturday, May 4 (Star Wars Day – yay!!), the city-wide festival takes in pretty much every venue in Leeds, from the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park down to Oporto on Call Lane, and will once again celebrate live music from big names to rising stars and the best bands Leeds has to offer the world.
The rest of the initial line-up announcement looks a lot like this:
Aaron Smith / Aeris Roves / Alligator / Another Sky / Beabadoobee / Benin City / Big Society / Bilk / Black Belt Eagle Scout / Chappaqua Wrestling / Dancing On Tables / Easy Life / Eli Ingram / Far Caspian / Fuzzy Sun / Gently Tender / Giant Rooks / Goat Girl / Greatest Hits / Heavy Lungs / Horror My Friend / Household Dogs / Ibibio Sound Machine / Ivory Wave / Jeffe / Kawala / Kingswood / Lauren Aquilina / Lauren Hibbard / Lucas Watt / Mae Muller / Malena Zavala / No Hot Ashes / Ormstons / Retro Video Club / Sad Boys Club / Saint Agnes / Saltwater Sun / Sports Team / Squid / Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam/ Sun Silva / Swimming Girls / Tamu Massif / Teeff The Dunts / The Mysterines / The Pearl Hearts / The Skinner Brothers / Thyla / Walt Disco / Wild Youth / Zuzu
We’re very much looking forward to Dirty Hit signings BEABADOOBEE and Liverpool’s indie popster ZUZU as well as the return of Palma Violets and The Big Moon is the form of psychedelic folk outfit GENTLY TENDER.
It’s always an absolute blast hitting the city to see what’s in store – always some surprises, always bags of fun. And last year’s sunshine made it all the more special. More of that in 2019, please.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at a ridiculous price of just £36. Get yours now over at liveatleeds.com.
With probably another 100-odd acts to be announced in the coming months, we can’t wait til May now. It’s on!