First names announced for Live at Leeds 2016

The ‘best metropolitan festival’ winner has announced the first batch of names appearing on its 2016 lineup – a celebration of its 10-year anniversary.

Leading the lineup, which is set to host some of the biggest names in music as well as a ton of upcoming talent, is pop sensation Jess Glynne. After the release of her debut album this year, she’s set to bring her chart-topping hits to Live At Leeds 2016.

Jess Glynne will be joined by Circa Waves, the Liverpool four piece who are arguably one of the most important groups in indie music at the moment and indie icons, We Are Scientists. Having released countless hits over the last decade, the indie legends will no doubt bring a fanastically fun performance to Leeds next year. Band of Skulls also grace the lineup, bringing their signature brand of raucous rock the proceedings.

As always, Live At Leeds will have a host of talent representing the artists that will come to dominate 2016. Among the first names to be announced, Rat Boy, Clean Cut Kid and Barns Courtney have been announced, proving once again that Live At Leeds are hosting some of the best acts in upcoming talent.

Speaking about this year’s talent and the festival’s 10 year legacy, lead booker Andy Smith commented:2016 will be the tenth year of booking Live at Leeds, it feels like a great achievement to have grown what was originally a four venue bill to what it is today.”

“We have seen some great names grace our stages over those ten years and I’m really looking forward to next year and what will hopefully be our biggest event yet, it really feels like we are stepping up another level”

New for 2016, Live At Leeds are also delighted to announce a new digital programme to the event, in partnership with Leeds Digital Festival, taking place in the five days prior to the music (25th – 29th April)

By combining digital themes with Live at Leeds, the organisers hope to bring an even larger audience into Leeds and will crossover from business to culture to music, as seen in more established festivals around the world, the most successful example of which is SXSW in Austin, Texas.

More names for Live At Leeds and further details on the digital programme will be revealed soon.

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Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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