Live at Leeds festival 2018: 5 bands you can’t miss

May 1, 2018

Not a fan of muddy fields and big crowds but still want to see your favourite bands? This festival may be just for you. On Saturday, May 5 Live at Leeds will be taking place across Leeds and all the top venues are involved. Which bands are most worthy of your time?


Photo of The Vaccines band. The Vaccines top the bill at Live at Leeds festival 2018.

The festival already announced appearances from The Horrors, The Vaccines, Circa Waves and Peace, but today we look at the five new bands that will be making their mark and definitely shouldn’t be missed.


No, this isn’t Macaulay Culkin singing. Yak are a noise-rock band from Wolverhampton known for their raucous live gigs.

Where: 8:30 pm, Dr Martens Stage – The Wardrobe

Best track: ‘Semi-Automatic’


A band every Twin Atlantic fan should know about. This three-piece indie rock band from Aberdeen will sure become your new favourite.

Where: 9:30 pm, The Key Club

Best Track: ‘Shaking In The Water”


This Leeds-based talented trio is a definite must-see. Can this psychedelic rock band become the new Alt-J?

Where: 1:00 pm, BBC Music Introducing West Yorkshire Stage

Best Track: ‘Closet Lunatic’


A regular in Leeds, this upbeat indie rock band will play the day before the festival at Momentum Music Fund Showcase which you can attend for free. This organisation also offers grants for bands to develop their careers.

Where: 4th May, The Wardrobe

Best Track: ‘Throw Ourselves In’


The brothers from Bath are making incredibly fun indie-rock, plus they have a female drummer. Who could resist?

Where: 8:30 pm, Dork Stage – Church Leeds

Best Track: ‘Avalanche’

The Live at Leeds festival 2018 kicks off on May 4th with the free Momentum Music Fund Showcase and continues into May 5th. And good news, there’s still some tickets left here.



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