Peace, Circa Waves and The Horrors lead first names for Live At Leeds ’18

Also on the bill are Pale Waves, Blaenavon, Spring King, British Sea Power and many more.

 After the sell-out success of 2017, Live At Leeds returns on 5 May 2018 with a new gaggle of the most exciting names in new music.

Kicking off festival season in true style as always, 2018 sees Live At Leeds welcome Peace to the city with their 90s soaked guitar-pop, off the back of a triumphant return to the scene this year and ahead of a 2018 which is set to see Peace grace our ears once again.

Joining Peace are indie-darlings Circa Waves, following the release of their second album Different Creatures. With summery hits like ‘T-Shirt Weather’ and ‘Fire That Burns’ Circa Waves are no doubt going to have the whole of Leeds singing along.

Also leading the announcement are renowned shape-shifters The Horrors. With their latest album V arguably one of their best ever, The Horrors are a band quite solidly in their prime, and their captivating live show definitely isn’t one to miss.

Of course, playing host to a number of the best future stars, the lineup also welcomes the likes of Pale Waves, Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi (all on the BBC Sound Of… list), as well as Blaenavon, Spring King and Anteros, whose names have been (rightly so) buzzing around the new music scene this year. Also joining them are cult icons British Sea Power, bringing their legacy to the festival.

Elsewhere everyone from Will Heard, to Bloxx, to Suzi Wu and – from Australia – Hockey Dad – are set to grace Leeds City Centre.

Speaking about Live At Leeds 2018, Festival Director Andy Smith said:

“After arguably our strongest year for the festival in 2017, we’re excited to announce the first of many artist names for Live at Leeds 2018. The festival has always been about showcasing new music and offering emerging artists a platform to build their audience in the North and this year is no different.

Joining the bill for 2018 we see acts included on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist in Pale Waves, Sam Fender, Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi, hotly tipped local artists like GRDNS and Peakes and hyped acts such as Blaenavon, Will Heard and Anteros. And of course, as always, we have a great selection of established and respected artists heading up the bill, like Circa Waves, Peace, British Sea Power and The Horrors. Firmly placed as the first festival of summer, this year will once again be an excellent demonstration of the must see artists of 2018- we hope you can join us to discover your new favourite band.”

Tickets for Live At Leeds 2018 are on sale now, starting from £36 – available from
Full lineup so far:

Peace // Circa Waves
British Sea Power // The Horrors
Anteros // Blaenavon // Lewis Capaldi // Nick J.D. Hodgson // Pale Waves //
Sam Fender //  Spring King // Tom Walker // Will Heard
Babyteeth // Benny Mails // Billy Lockett // Bloxx // Boy Azooga // Courtyards // Declan J Donovan // Devon // Dream Estate // Dylan Cartlidge // Freya Ridings // George Glew // Grace Carter // Grand Pax // GRDNS // Hey Charlie // Hockey Dad // Holiday Oscar // Knightstown // Maisie Peters // Martha Phillips // Naaz // Nikhil D’Souza // Olympia // ONR // Outsider // Partner // Peakes // Riley Pearce // Ruby Empress // Sam Johnson // Shor // Soham De // Sons Of Raphael // Stereo Honey // Stillia // Suzi Wu // Tamzene // The Lightning Year // The Old Pink House // The Pale White //
The Snuts // Tremors // whenyoung // White Room // Wowh

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie