This Live at Leeds article was written by Adam Mallaby, a GIGsoup contributor
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Live at Leeds and the team behind the festival are pulling out all the stops with a second wave announcement of acts to join the bill.
Over 50 new acts have now been revealed for Live at Leeds 2016, which takes place on Saturday 30th April throughout the city centre, kicking off the festival season.
New music is the name of the game here, so as well as the already revealed current trendsetters like Jess Glynne and We Are Scientists, there’s a whole host of future stars joining.
With a music career now spanning more than 13 years, cult icons Mystery Jets lead the newly announced acts. Having successfully wriggled their way into indie-loving ear drums with classics like ‘Two Doors Down’ and ‘Young Love’, Mystery Jets’ latest offering, ‘Curve Of The Earth’ delivers a more classic rock sound.
Maverick of UK soul, Ghostpoet, also joins this year’s bill having celebrated critical acclaim and two Mercury Prize nominations for his studio albums.
Blossoms will bring their own brand of psychedelic pop to Leeds and with their penchant for huge hooks, their appearance is destined to shut the city down.
Further additions to the lineup include the indie-pop joy of Sundara Karma fresh from their recent support runs with Wolf Alice, indie electronic duo Formation, Izzy Bizu and her soulful take on modern pop, grunge revivalists Milk Teeth and the returning noise-pop heroes Los Campesinos! – celebrating 10 years together in 2016.
Live At Leeds 2016 is quickly becoming the go-to destination to catch the vital stars of tomorrow and even more names are expected over the next two months.
Mystery Jets // Ghostpoet // Blossoms // Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Los Campesinos // Izzy Bizu // Sundara Karma // Blood Red Shoes // Loyle Carner // Formation // Samm Henshaw // The Duke Spirit // Mabel // The Sherlocks // Milk Teeth // Beach Baby // Declan McKenna // WHITE // Vitamin // Cameron AG // Miamigo // Inheaven // Anteros // Viola Beach // Pumarosa // Blaenavon // Fews // Hidden Charms // Slutface // Kagoule // The Jacques // Cattle And Cane // Meilyr Jones // Autobahn // Rhys Lewis // Holy Esque // Hannah Lou Clark // Beaty Heart // Zuzu // Kloe // William J Healey // George Taylor // George Cosby // Isaac Gracie // Drones Club // Catholic Action // Asylums // Fronteers // Georgie // Carnabells //John Joseph Brill // Cape Cub // Strange Bones // Flawes // Babeheaven // Seramic // James TW // Joseph J Jones // Fletcher Jackson // Dear Friends // Caro // Where Fires Are // The Indigo Project // Fighting Caravans // Trash // Tusk // Kleine Schweine
Jess Glynne // Circa Waves // We Are Scientists // Band Of Skulls // RAT BOY // Clean Cut Kid // Barns Courtney