TOP BANDS have been added to the jam-packed line-up for this year’s Live at Leeds Festival.
Organisers behind the YEP-backed event, which runs from May 2 to 5, have announced that ¡Forward, Russia! will reform for a one-off gig at Leeds Town Hall.
Band member Whiskas said: “After playing the 100 year anniversary at the Brudenell last year there was really no intention to do anything else.
“We never played Live At Leeds the first time around, but the opportunity to headline such a great venue with great friends was too good to turn down.”
Leeds band I like Trains are also stepping on stage at the city centre venue to mark their 10 year anniversary.
They will be joined by Lanterns on the Lake and Sam Airey, who will open the show with a full band.
Dave Martin, lead singer of I Like Trains, said: “Not only are we excited to be playing such a grand old venue in Leeds for the first time, we also get to share it with friends and co-conspirators ¡Forward, Russia! and Sam Airey. Throw in Lanterns on the Lake and there is no reason for people to leave the Town Hall.”
Sam Airey said: “It’ll be the biggest Leeds show we’ve played as a full band, and it’s pretty wonderful to be sharing the stage with bands who are not only are musicians I admire but also mates of mine.”
The weekend festival will see around 200 bands perform to 15,000 music fans at 20 venues.
Clean Bandit, Nina Nesbitt, Kodaline, Leeds rockers Pulled Apart by Horses and The Mexanines have already been confirmed for the eighth Live at Leeds festival.
The Town Hall gig on Saturday, May 3, will be supported by Dance to the Radio. For tickets, visit www.liveatleeds.com.