Live At Leeds 2014 Bring You The First Wave Of Acts

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Officially kicking off the UK Festival season, Live At Leeds is the first to bring you the bands that are going to break in 2014.

The festival has established a peerless reputation for picking the most exciting new artists who are just on the cusp of great things and programming them across Leeds for one joyous musical weekend.
 
More established acts compliment these bright young things as they unite for three days of musical mayhem with over 150 bands performing in over 20 stages across the city including the legendary Cockpit who will this year celebrate their 20th birthday!
 
The lineup itself is as strong as ever and packed full of the UK’s hottest acts across multiple genres, BBC Sound Of 2014 Poll runner up Ella Eyre leads the charge with her soulful Pop/R&B along with fellow Sound Of Poll finalist Chlöe Howl. Joining her on the lineup are the UK’s current #1 singles artist Clean Bandit whose unique mix of modern dance music and live string instrumentation has marked them out as a key cross over act for 2014.  The sardonic wit of Detroit hip-hop native Lizzo and the ever arresting and constantly progressive electronic duo Fuck Buttons will also make highly anticipated appearances.
 
Indie fans need look no further than indie legend and The Strokes guitar hero Albert Hammond Jr. As well as this we have the addition of Pitchfork championed, jangly Welsh indie-pop sextet Los Campesinos! to the line-up as well as the ferocious, grungy pop songs of NME 2014 hopefuls Wolf Alice and Yuck’s Dinosaur Jr and Pavement influenced brand of fuzzy indie-rock.
 
Rock fans will also rejoice at the inclusion of Leeds’ noisiest sons and prime UK rock exports the chart- bothering Pulled Apart By Horses as well as fellow locals, the captivating I Like Trains.
 
As well as this the weekend features a separate set of eclectic, stand alone ‘Live At Leeds presents’ shows featuring Brighton’s alternative duo Blood Red Shoes, Dublin based 2013 breakthrough rockers Kodaline and post-metal titans Neurosis respectively.

Published on 29 January 2014 by Ben Robinson

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