New act is revealed for Live at Leeds gig

Palma Violets, who will perform at Live at Leeds this year.
Palma Violets, who will perform at Live at Leeds this year.
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ENGLISH ROCKERS Palma Violets have been revealed as a special addition to this year’s Live at Leeds lineup.

The London-based band will step on stage at The Faversham at 9.45pm on Saturday, May 3.

Palma Violets formed in 2011 and their first single, ‘Best of Friends’, was voted NME’s song of the year for 2012.

Their debut album ‘180’ was released last year.

Andy Smith, festival manager at Live at Leeds, said: “We are very pleased to have the Palma Violets as Live at Leeds special guests.

“Recently nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in the Ivor Nevello Awards, they will be performing at the Faversham as part of the Saturday wristband event.

“The Faversham will not know what has hit it. Expect a raucous performance.”

The band will join other big names for the eighth Live at Leeds festival this weekend, including Frank Turner, The Sunshine Underground, Bipolar Sunshine, Pulled Apart by Horses, Clean Bandit, Ella Eyre, ¡Forward Russia!, I Like Trains, The Mexanines, George Ezra, King Charles, Kodaline, Nina Nesbitt, Los Campesinos and Happy Daggers.

Frank Turner will perform at Leeds College of Music at 9.30pm on Saturday, May 3.

The three-day festival, from May 2 to May 5, will see 200 bands performing to 15,000 music fans across 20 venues.

This year, the wristband collection point for Live at Leeds will be at the Leeds’ First Direct Arena and festivalgoers can start collecting their wristbands from 10am.

For more about the upcoming festival, or for the full line-up, visit the website at