Live At Leeds has unveiled The Unconference: a day of talks, panels and stuff

The day includes the PRS Momentum Fund Showcase, feat. Marsicans.
Live At Leeds has announced loads of extra curricular activities for this year’s festival.

The Unconference will take place the day before the festival across Leeds College of Music and The Wardrobe on Friday 4th May, with speakers including Spring King, PRS Foundation, Kaiser Chiefs, Brudenell Social Club, Big Life Management, Hookworms, Leeds City Council and more.

It’ll also feature a special Momentum Music Fund showcase at The Wardrobe, headlined by Marsicans (pictured). Visit for more information.

The schedule overview is as follows:


WELCOME followed by A MANIFESTO FOR NEW MUSIC & LEEDS: 10.45am – 11.30am

SESSION 1: 12.00pm – 13.00pm

Music Managers Forum Panel

Brighter Sound present: Both Sides Now – Minding The Gender Gap

Yorkshire Music Forum presents Meet The Experts – Session #1

SESSION 2: 14.00pm – 15.00pm

Come Play With Me Selection / Listening Panel

Awesome Merchandise – Thinking Outside The Badge

Yorkshire Music Forum presents Meet The Experts – Session #2

SESSION 3: 15.30pm – 16.30pm

PRS Foundation present: Securing Momentum – A Practical Guide to Funding

Uncomfortable Conversations: Music & Mental Health

Yorkshire Music Forum presents Meet The Experts – Session #3

IN CONVERSATION WITH… TAREK MUSA (Spring King, Producer): 17.00pm – 17.45pm

DRINKS & NETWORKING: 18.00pm onwards


Live at Leeds takes place on Saturday, 5th May with sets from The Vaccines, Peace, The Horrors, Superorganism, King Nun, IDLES, Rae Morris, The Xcerts, The Magic Gang, Ten Tonnes, Sorry, Yungblud, Sports Team, Circa Waves, Blaenavon and loads more.

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