By Simon Crowe
Yorkshire’s biggest music festival, Leeds Festival is quickly approaching and we thought we give you a quick run down of our recommendations of who to see over the weekend.
In no particular order, let’s get straight into it…
Why not start of with one of the festivals headliners, Foals. One of the UK’s best live bands around at the moment, picking up a couple of NME Awards for their live performances. With the release of their fourth album ‘What Went Down’ becoming the triumph it was expected to be, Foals have been awarded the title of festival headliner which is thoroughly deserved. Foals have climbed the festival ladder since their formation in 2005 and the lads are at the top of their game at the moment and this headline set is going to be special and not to be missed!
Listen to 'What Went Down':
The Manchester band are only playing a few festivals this summer so why not take up the chance this festival season and see them at Leeds Festival! With them being placed on the main stage on the Sunday evening I can’t think of anywhere else you’d rather be. The four-piece band have now become veterans in their field releasing five albums and conquering Heaton Park in the summer of 2015 in their back yard.
Listen to 'Not Nineteen Forever':
If you’re looking for something a bit on the wild side over the weekend, then look no further than Slaves who will be playing the main stage at Leeds Festival on the Slaves. The duo had a cracking 2015 releasing their debut album ‘Are You Satisfied’ and smashing the festival circuit, and will be returning to Leeds Festival to tear up the main stage on the Sunday.
Listen to 'Cheer Up London':
BBC’s Sound of 2016 winner and along with his win at the Brit Awards winning the Critics Choice Award, Jack Garratt is the artist to see this year. Luckily for you, Jack Garratt will be performing at Leeds Festival on the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage. The one-man band is an extreme talent and isn’t to be missed at this year’s festival.
Listen to 'Breathe Life':
The cult indie band are back with the release of their second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” and with the success of the album have been put at the top of the bill for the NME/Radio 1 stage at Leeds Festival. A headline set from the 1975 in the Radio 1 tent can’t be missed.
Listen to 'The Sound':
Championed by BBC Introducing, Spring King are an exciting post punk four-piece hailing from Manchester who are becoming one of the most hotly tipped bands of 2016. With their debut album “Tell Me If You Like To” due to be released in June they’re sure to blow up so its so worth seeing them in August at the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage at this years Leeds Festival.
Listen to 'Rectifier':