The first official announcement for Live At Leeds 2016 is here...
One of the biggest UK music events of the North is returning in Spring 2016, accompanied by another spectacular line-up. Live At Leeds have just announced the first seven acts for the citywide festival which will mark their landmark 10 year anniversary.
They previously won 'Best Metropolitan Festival' and they are certainly still proving worthy of that title if recent announcements are anything to go by. The first acts of Live At Leeds are now confirmed for the multi-venue extravaganza on April 30th 2016, and organisers also reveal their Leeds Digital Festival; more information on which is yet to be announced.
Jess Glynne - This Grammy winning London pop star released her UK number one debut album 'I Cry When I Laugh' in August 2015, topping the charts with singles 'Hold My Hand' and 'Don't Be So Hard on Yourself' following her initial breakthrough with Clean Bandit on 2014's 'Real Love'. She's one of the most highly antipicated acts of Live At Leeds - and for a good reason!
Jess Glynne leads the first act announcement
Circa Waves - Next is a good old indie band from Liverpool. Circa Waves supported The Libertines on tour and later released their debut album 'Young Chasers' in March 2015. Last year, they played at a number of festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, also playing on the NME Awards Tour and joining The 1975 on their UK tour.
It's from Liverpool to Leeds for Circa Waves
Barns Courtney - Up and coming Brit star Barns Courtney has seen his career prospects soar since his single 'Fire' was selected for the soundtrack to Bradley Cooper's new chef drama 'Burnt'. It follows the release of his first single 'Glitter & Gold', and continues a reign of success which was only added to with his venture as the guest support for Ed Sheeran on tour this year.
'Burnt' soundtrack star Barns Courtney hits Leeds next year
Band of Skulls - If that's not enough to convince you then this Southamptom rock trio surely will. They've been relatively quiet in the last few months, having had a busy year last year with the release of third album 'Himalayan' (not to mention their live album 'Live at Southampton Guildhall'), and various television appearances such as 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' and 'Later with Jools Holland'.
Band Of Skulls reappear for the Northern festival
Rat Boy - This Essex multi-instrumentalist, real name Jordan Cardy, makes a return to Live At Leeds following his appearance last year. He released his latest single 'Fake ID' in August 2015 and is also going to be joining the 2016 NME Awards Tour with Drenge and Bloc Party.
Rat Boy to infect the city with his unique sound
Clean Cut Kid - Liverpool newcomers Clean Cut Kid released their debut single 'Vitamin C' earlier this year through their own Polydor imprint Babe Magnet Records, and soon followed it up with 'Runaway'. We can't wait to hear what they do next.
Clean Cut Kid are on the rise
We Are Scientists - This New York duo may have been around a while, but they certainly never get old. In 2014 they unveiled their album 'TV en Français', which was soon followed up in April 2015 with mark two: 'TV en Français, Sous la Mer'.
Tickets for Live At Leeds are on sale now, priced at £22.50.