It’s the time of year that music fans across Leeds yearn for.
The Live at Leeds full line-up has been known for sometime but the full details of when and where they will playing are finally revealed today ahead of the event on May Bank Holiday.
The Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal that Wakefield band The Cribs will perform at Leeds Town Hall backed by Palma Violets and Dutch Uncles.
The band released their sixth record For All My Sisters last week, featuring a return to the more pop-orientated sounds featured on their Man’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever record.
Elsewhere, Libertines frontman Carl Barat will play the Faversham on Leeds University’s campus backed by Pretty Vicious. The intimate venue will stand in contrast with the gig Barat will play in Leeds this summer when Libertines return to headline Leeds Festival.
Much of the main action will be at the O2 Academy where Dry the River and former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes will perform sets to a packed crowd.
Elsewhere a cornucopia of alternative rock music new and old will be heard at Leeds Beckett’s venue.
Thurston Moore, guitarist and vocalist of legendary New Yorkers Sonic Youth will be the headline act of the night.
The band split acrimoniously after he broke up with his wife and fellow band member Kim Gordon. However Moore is back, playing with his own Thurston Moore Band.
He will be supported by two of Leeds’s most critically and commercially successful bands of recent times in the shape of Eagulls and Hookworms, the latter of whom’s second record The Hum, released late last year, featured in many critics ‘Best of the Year’ polls. Menace Beach will also perform at the venue.
A change of pace will be seen at Leeds University where Swim Deep, an indie pop group from Birmingham, will headline proceedings.
A more serious note will be struck at HiFi Club where George the Poet will deliver a set of spoken word social and political commentary.
The Ugandan-born Londoner featured on the nominations for this year’s Brit Awards as well as being recognised by the likes of MTV and the BBC.
Proceedings will literal be more hardcore at the Brudenell Social Club where punk rock band Slaves will perform the headline set.
A spokesman said: “This is our best line-up to date and we cannot wait for May.”
The full line-up is below:
BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL
MNEK/STORMZY/NIMMO/EKKAH/LONELADY/VAULTS/WHILK AND MISKY
BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
SLAVES/WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS/SPRING KING/THE MAGIC GANG/BLOODY KNEES/BLACK HONEY
CARL BARAT AND THE JACKALS/PRETTY VICIOUS/VANT/CARNABELLS/THE AMAZONS
GEORGE THE POET/THABO AND THE REAL DEAL/PROSE/HONNE/OCEAAN
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
LUCY ROSE/LAURA DOGGETT/SEAFRET/FREDDIE DICKSON & THE GUARD/FRANCES
LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC
EMMY THE GREAT/LAUREN AQUILINA/TOBIAS JESSO JR/JP COOPER
THURSTON MOORE BAND/EAGULLS/HOOKWORMS/JOANNA GRUESOME/MENACE BEACH
LEEDS UNI STYLUS
SWIM DEEP/THE STRYPES/SPECTOR/BLOSSOMS/MISTY MILLER/VITAMIN
LEEDS UNI MINE
CHILDHOOD/TELEGRAM/FRANCISCO THE MAN/HOOTON TENNIS CLUB/MAN MADE
LEEDS TOWN HALL
THE CRIBS/PALMA VIOLETS/DUTCH UNCLES
O2 ACADEMY LEEDS
LAWSON/SUNSET SONS/RALEIGH RITCHIE/SAINT RAYMOND/STORNOWAY/DRY THE RIVER/GAZ COOMBES