Pigeon Detectives and Wild Beats announced for Live at Leeds

The first bands that will perform at next year's Live at Leeds festival have been announced.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 5:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:14 pm
The Pigeon Detectives.

The lineup for the event, to be held across numerous venues on April 29, includes Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies and The Pigeon Detectives.

Head booker Andy Smith said: “We’re really excited to reveal the first bands for Live at Leeds 2017.

“It’s great to welcome back local heroes The Pigeon Detectives and Wild Beasts – its been seven years since Wild Beasts last joined us.

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“Alongside them is a plethora of exciting established and new breaking artists. Slaves re-join us after totally smashing the Brudenell Social Club in 2015.

“White Lies and Superfood return after lengthy stints away and keep an eye out for the Amazons, Blackwaters, Fangclub and Freak, all pressing forward with the new wave of guitar and punk music that encompasses what Live at Leeds is all about.”

Also confirmed today were Jagwar Ma, Teleman, Jaws, Lets Eat Grandma, Black Honey, The Big Moon, The Amazons, Superfood, The Magic Gang, Flamingods, Freak, Nilufer Yanya, Brian Deady, The Night Cafe, The Bay Rays, Blackwaters, The Pale White, Colouring, NGOD, Fangclub, Gurr, Luxury Death, Kllo, Bad Sounds, Team Picture, Lamia, Clay, The Opera Comic and Marsicans.

Matt Bowman, from The Pigeon Detectives, said: “Live at Leeds is a glorious inner-city celebration of live music from the smallest fledgling bands in the dirtiest grungiest venues right up to the headlining super stars at Millennium Square! “It’s something for everyone, that belongs to all of us and we should be proud to be a part of it, both bands and punters.

“We should treat Live at Leeds as an institution and we must continue to hold it dear to our hearts.”