More musical treats in store for Live at Leeds

Dee Dee Penny, from Americna rock band Dum Dum Girls.
Dee Dee Penny, from Americna rock band Dum Dum Girls.
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the biggest day of the Live at Leeds music festival is under way today.

Thousands of music fans are flocking to the city to check out their favourite bands.

Apart from the main wristband events today, there is a range of other events happening across the city this weekend.

Some extra Saturday shows will see pop starlet Nina Nesbitt perform at the Dr Martens store on King Edward Street in Leeds city centre at 6.30pm.

E4 television stars The Midnight Beast will host a pop-up show at Trinity Kitchen at 7pm.

On Sunday, May 4, indie-pop rockers Kodaline will take to the stage at the O2 Academy at 7pm and post-metal band Neurosis will perform at The Cockpit at 7pm.

Meanwhile Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles will be at the Brudenell Social Club from 7.30pm.

On Monday, May 5, the Live at Leeds football tournament will be held at Goals on Kirkstall Road from 1pm.

The tournament is free to attend and will see music industry bosses battle it out to raise cash for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

There will also be a fortune teller, balloon artist, penalty shoot-out, sports massages, food and refreshments.

The fundraiser has been organised by a team of event management students from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Team member Jana Harris said: “We will be putting on various entertainment, including live music and both adult and children’s activities to raise money for Martin House. We’re looking forward to putting the event on and having a fun day!”

The Unconference Extra will also be held at Goals on Monday, from 10am. The event aims to help people under the age of 19 progress as artists.

To register online for the free event, visit

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