In Festival Guide by Jess Lumb

In recent years, Live at Leeds has built up a reputation for securing the best up and comers and definite future headliners, with 2017’s line up looking like no exception. An eclectic host of names makes for the perfect reflection of alternative music in 2017.

From chart sensation Rag‘n’Bone man to London’s up and comer in grime AJ Tracey, indie veterans Wild Beasts to local newcomers Treeboy & Arc, this year’s Live at Leeds boasts a line up for every taste, curated to offer an exciting day of live music across the city.

Tom Misch-collaborator Carmody will bliss The Faversham with dream-like vocals while Let’s Eat Grandma bring whimsical obscurity and enigmatic quirk to The Chapel for a late evening show.

Ten Tonnes’ live shows thus far have set him up to be one-to-watch, and with his new single ‘Silver Heat’ garnering excitement, 2017 looks to further his rise and following on the indie spectrum.

Slaves will undoubtedly bring energetic furore to O2 Academy, with tour-mates Black Honey and their sun-kissed garage-pop taking the stage prior.

Back with new album ‘Volcano’, which explores sounds of both 70s nostalgia and space age futurism, Temples return to Leeds bringing their buoyant psychedelia to Church.

A highlight for Leeds’ music scene every year, Live at Leeds is the perfect start to the festival season. A chance to scout out future headliners and discover new favourites, even if by complete accident, the metropolitan festival will boast an unrivalled host of new music.

Live at Leeds will run across multiple venues in Leeds on Saturday 29th April. Visit liveatleeds.com for the full line up, venue and ticket information.

By Jess Lumb (@jesscharll)