Live at Leeds Finale Preview

Just when you thought Live at Leeds couldn’t get any bigger… well, it has! Organisers have added a finale on Sunday 30th April at the Leeds O2 Academy to ensure that Live at Leeds goes out with a bang. 

Not that the 2017 instalment of Live at Leeds really disappointed. Traipsing across the lineup is BRIT’s Critics Choice Breakthrough Artists Award winner Rag ’n’ Bone Man, punk duo Slaves and Leeds’ finest Wild Bests. Not too shabby indeed. Yet the Sunday ensures the event is not one to be missed. It showcases a plethora of different bands, ascending different stages of their musical careers. Anyway here’s a brief guide of what to expect.

Maximo Park

Maximo Park emerged into hearts in 2005 with the Mercury nominated debut ‘A Certain Trigger’. It’s an impressive achievement in itself to have a band at the heart of noughties indie to still be headlining 2000 capacity venues 12 years later. As their peers have fallen, making so-called ‘landfill indie’, Maximo Park are still making culturally relevant music in 2017. Maximo Park will bring their new LP ‘Risk to Exist’ to Yorkshire.

Check out: Apply Some Pressure

Little Comets

Hailing from the north-east (not out of the world sadly), this trio has also been around a while. Although they’re known for their impromptu guerrilla gigs playing in lecture halls, it’s a chance to see Little Comets on a more formal stage! They’re sure to perform crowd favourites including Dancing Song, alongside material from their new album ‘Worhead’.

Check out: A Little Opus

Spector

The indie rock four piece hailing from, as they always describe live, “London England”. They promise to bring anthemic choruses on Chevy Thunder combined with their unique lyrical wit. If anything, it’s worth seeing Spector for their charismatic frontman Fred Macpherson.

Check out: All the Sad Young Men

High Tyde

Brighton born indie-pop rocker, High Tyde having been causing quite a wave. With raucous sounding tours and Annie Mac making them her song of the week, High Tyde are going strength to strength.

Check out: Dark Love

The Indigo Project

Local lads promising big riffs and huge melodies open the night’s entertainment.

Check out: Solitude

The finale tickets are available now here. Note that the finale ticket can be purchased at a discount price with Live at Leeds Saturday tickets.