Marsicans to headline BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival next month

Photo: Jake Haseldine


Leeds’ coolest indie-pop kids MARSICANS have just been announced as headliners of the BBC Introducing Stage along with a load more new names for the Leeds Festival bill.

The band have already had a pretty special summer, having been invited to support Foals in Germany, followed by the four-piece’s first stadium show, no less, supporting Kaiser Chiefs at Elland Road’s special anniversary event.

We’re stoked to see them getting to play the size of stages they deserve, having followed them from their very humble beginnings – and this headline announcement is testament to the constant hard work, passion and focus they’ve had over the past eight years or so (anyone remember The Scandals?!).

Check out Little Things – the latest single from Marsicans – below. It’s a proper summer banger >>

Joining Marsicans at Leeds Festival on Saturday 24 August (Friday 23 August down at Reading) are Olivia NelsonBlackwatersDo NothingInka UpendoSPINNCaswellHyphenRoyls, and Swimming Girls.

The day before, grunge rock three-piece THE MYSTERINES will headline the BBC Music Introducing Stage (Sunday 25 August in Reading), bringing their high-energy, angsty protests and catchy melodies aplenty.

KID KAPICHI, BALCONY, KOFI STONE, THE EXTONS, LAVZ, VC PINES, PRIMA and Leeds’ own TALKBOY will also be hitting the stage.

And on the Sunday at Leeds (Saturday at Reading), IshaniCharlotteAlfie TemplemanFEETLe BoomHMD and Larkins will perform with the fierce, raspy-voiced rock artist LION headlining the stage.

Across the field at Bramham Park, legendary Leeds record label DANCE TO THE RADIO will be back with their pre-festival party on Thursday 22 August with EASY LIFE, whenyoungINDOOR PETSBILK,and DJ JACKY P performing.

>> Tickets for Leeds Festival are still available from leedsfestival.com/tickets.

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