Peace, Blaenavon, Pale Waves and more – Live at Leeds 2018 has announced its first names

The first batch of bands for this year’s Live at Leeds festival have been announced, and it’s already looking pretty damn good.
The first batch of bands for this year’s Live at Leeds festival have been announced, and it’s already looking pretty damn good.



The line-up is led by the likes of Peace, Circa Waves, The Horrors and Blaenavon, with room for current Dork cover stars Pale Waves, Spring King, Bloxx, Anteros, and former Kaiser Chief turned solo-man Nick J.D. Hodgson.



There’s also British Sea Power, Lewis Capaldi, Will Heard, Tom Walker, Naaz, Suzi Wu, Hey Charlie and a whole bunch more.



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.”



Live at Leeds 2018 takes place on Saturday, May 5th in venues across the city. Your mates at Dork will be there as part of the fun too, obviously. Tickets are on sale now. You can check out the full line-up so far via the poster below.



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