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Preview Live At Leeds 2011 - Full Line-up

Pulled Apart By Horses top the bill, plus James Blake, The Futureheads and more

Preview: Live At Leeds 2011 - Full Line-up

Now in its fifth year, the line-up for Live at Leeds 2011 has shaped up to be another amazing weekend. Across the May Bank Holiday (Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May), Live at Leeds Festival will see national acts along with some of the hottest local talent performing at various venues across the city in an inimitable weekend of music.

Amongst the over 90+ act strong line-up, confirmed acts include hotly tipped James Blake, Scotland’s very own indie-folkers Frightened Rabbit, post-punk revivalists The Futureheads, local rockers Pulled Apart By Horses and Dinosaur Pile-Up as well as: The Twilight Sad, 2:54, Slow Club, The Duke Spirit, The Young Knives, Anna Calvi, Dutch Uncles, Fight Like Apes, Catherine AD, Mojo Fury, Tall Ships, Stagecoach and a selection of local talent including: Stalking Horse, Humanfly, Honour Before Glory, These Monsters, Wot Gorilla?, Blacklisters, Circles, Blood Oranges, Sam Airey and Double Muscle to name but a few.

In partnership with Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University, the music industry seminar, The Unconference will take place on Friday 29th April – which last year featured guest talks from founder of Drowned In Sound and columnist for Sunday Times, Sean Adams; NME journalist James McMahon; founder of RadarMaker, Karen Piper; not to mention experienced local musicians, promoters, A&Rs, journalists, PRs, radio presenters, producers, sound engineers and even staff from this very magazine – and will once again feature some of the top music industry experts, to be announced, offering advice as well as telling their own experiences.

Saturday 30th April will bring the multi-venue, all inclusive wristband festival, where bands will rock 11 venues across the City Centre and surrounding areas including The Cockpit, O2 Academy, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds University, Nation of Shopkeepers, Holy Trinity Church, The Well and The Faversham. Wristbands for the all-dayer are £17.50 and can be booked at SeeTickets and at local independent record stores Jumbo and Crash Records.

As well as the all-dayer on Saturday, on Friday 29th April, Villagers open Live at Leeds with a show at the Brudenell Social Club as separated ticketed gig; Scottish alternative rockers, Glasvegas play Leeds Metropolitan University on Sunday 1st May, to celebrate the release of their second album, Euphoric Heartbreak, and Ohio lo-fi indie rockers Times New Viking return to the Brudenell Social Club also on Sunday.

It has been a weekend not to miss, since it started in 2007. Organisers Futuresound have successfully brought the best in new music to the town for the May Bank Holiday annually, with past acts including Biffy Clyro, The Pigeon Detectives, The Maccabees, Kate Nash, Mumford & Sons, Marina and the Diamonds, 65daysofstatic, Eliza Doolittle and Lightspeed Champion.

The full list of current bands is:

Latest Additions: Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Twilight Sad, Mazes, Let’s Wrestle, Morning Parade, Breton, Alpines, Romance, Paul Thomas Saunders, Stagecoach, Alice Gold, Humanfly, We Are Losers, Bearfoot Beware, Mojo Fury, Blood Command, Young Liar, Killing Fields Of Ontario, Piskie Sits, Satellite, Gold

James Blake, Frightened Rabbit, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Futureheads, Anna Calvi, The Duke Spirit, Young Knives, Aloe Blacc.

Catherine AD, CocknBullKid, Dutch Uncles, Fight Like Apes, Fixers, Kassidy, Kong, Slow Club, Spark, Swimming, The Chapman Family, The Whip, Tribes, Trophy Wife.

02:54, All The Young, Cloud Control, Cosmo Jarvis, Films, Findlay, Foreign Office, Gabrielle Aplin, Katzenjammer, Lanterns on the Lake, Lets Buy Happiness, Marcus Foster, Paper Crows, Polarsets, Saint Saviour, Sissy and the Blisters, Starlings, Star Slinger, Still Corners, Tall Ships, The Kill Van Kulls, The Lines, Yaaks, Young Legionnaire.

Adult Jazz, Arthur Rigby and the Baskervilles, Aviaries, Bear Mask, Blacklisters, Blood Oranges, Castrovalva, Circles, Club Smith, Double Muscle, Escort Knights, Hail Animator, Honour Before Glory, Insect Guide, Just Handshake’s We’re British, Little Parades, Loose Talk Costs Lives, Love at Death Beach, Maggie8, Marmozets, Milk White White Teeth, Post War Glamour Girls, Runaround Kids, Sam Airey, Soul Circus, Stalking Horse, The ABC Club, These Monsters, Various Cruelties, Wot Gorilla?, Yonderboy.

To keep up to date with any exciting new developments, be sure to follow Live at Leeds on twitter (use the hashtag #liveatleeds) or join the facebook

Posted on Friday 18th February 2011
Joe Cox

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