Full Live at Leeds line-up revealed

Bipolar Sunshine, who is playing at this year's Live at Leeds.
Bipolar Sunshine, who is playing at this year's Live at Leeds.
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THE FULL schedule for Live at Leeds has finally been unveiled.

Highlights of the four-day music festival, which is backed by the YEP, include Pulled Apart by Horses at The Brudenell Social Club and I Like Trains at Leeds Town Hall.

The jam-packed bank holiday weekend will see over 200 bands and musicians take to 20 stages across Leeds to perform in front of 15,000 fans.

New venues for this year’s event include The Hi-Fi Club, Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds Town Hall and Oporto.

Leeds’ First Direct Arena has also been revealed as the wristband exchange area.

The popular music festival, which runs from May 2 to 5, is now in its eighth year.

This time, music fans will get the chance to see the likes of chart toppers Clean Bandit, ¡Forward Russia!, I Like Trains, The Mexanines, The Sunshine Underground, George Ezra and Ella Eyre perform.

On Friday, May 2, The Unconference will return for the fifth year.

The free event at Leeds College of Music runs from 10am to 6pm and will feature a panel of professionals who will be speaking about the music industry.

Guests including Jen Long from Radio 1 and BBC Three, as well as representatives from record labels, festivals and bands.

The ‘Meet The Experts’ sessions will include local and national industry representatives.

The Listening Panel will also return and will see bands and artists submit their music, which will then be discussed by the panel of expert.

To submit your music, e-mail unconference@liveatleeds.com.

For the full Live at Leeds line-up, schedule and tickets, visit www.liveatleeds.com.

Ones to watch

Dave Best from The Pigeon Detectives, who also writes for the YEP, gives his verdict on the ones to watch at Live at Leeds.

ALBERT HAMMOND JR: The Strokes guitarist is a must-see.

PULLED APART BY HORSES: These lads never fail to give 100 per cent live, resulting in exhilarating, breathless shows.

THE MEXANINES: Highly impressive supporting us on our last UK tour, with brass and keys sections now involved.

CLEAN BANDIT: There’s sure to be a frenzied atmosphere for the electro mongering Cambridge University alumni.

MARSICANS: Recent output show signs of promise by the poppy Leeds upstarts.

Franz Ferdinand. Picture: David Edwards

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