Vitamin supporting Kaiser Chiefs at Dalby Forest

Leeds legends Kaiser Chiefs will pitch up at Dalby Forest this weekend to play a very special show. And the local lads done good will be bringing along indie-pop’s latest sensation Vitamin.

One of the most exciting bands to emerge from Leeds since the Kaisers last cast all eyes on Yorkshire over a decade ago – the rising four-piece will support the indie supremos at a unique series of shows hosted by the Forestry Commission.


Looking to bring a healthy dose of their sunshine soaked soul-pop to proceedings each day, VITAMIN will be heading off the beaten track and to a neck of the woods near you with an appearances at Dalby Forest in Pickering on 26th June.


With Brit Awards, multi-platinum album sales and a stack of hits including “I Predict A Riot”, “Ruby” and many more, Ricky Wilson and co.’s nose for pop potential would be hard to dispute.


With just two EPs and a handful of singles to their name including ‘This Isn’t Love’ and irresistible current single ‘Waterfall’, VITAMIN’s effervescent indie pop took no time in catching the attention of the Kaisers, who have hand-picked the newcomers to join them especially for this special run of shows.


Speaking about the shows, VITAMIN frontman Jared Saville said:


“I’ve forever fantasised about playing shows of this size since I first picked up a mic, also the fact we’ll be playing a forest only adds to the excitement. I honestly can’t wait for these gigs and we’re so grateful to the Kaiser Chiefs for picking us to play with them.”


The Forest Live announcement follows seamlessly on from support slots on tour with Clean Cut Kid and Magic Gang, plus a host of festival appearances at Stockton Calling Festival, Live At Leeds, Handmade Festival and The Great Escape Festival.


The band have also recently unveiled their recent single ‘Waterfall’, which you can listen to here:



17th June:  Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury*
18th June:  Bedgebury Pinetum, Tunbridge Wells*
26th June:  Dalby Forest, Pickering*
10th July:  Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley*

*also w/ Spring King


In addition to the forest shows, Vitamin’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’ Warehouse Partiescontinue with two more bashes at Leeds’ Studio 24 in June.


With the success of the inaugural event last month, VITAMIN will be DJing an eclectic mix of ‘Future pop’ from Beastie Boys to Herbie Hancock via Frankie Knuckles, Caribou and Daft Punk, as well as inviting special guest DJs and other surprises for each night.


‘Brothers & Sisters’ Club Night Dates @ Studio 24, Leeds:

Fri 3rd  June (vs Treehouse)

Fri 24th June


For more information on these nights, please head to Studio 24:!gallery/cp8x


All 19 and from the Leeds area VITAMIN formed whilst at college together, and dropped out to focus on the band full-time when they signed to National Anthem Records (the label that launched the careers of Haim and Chvrches).  The band’s first EP ‘Giving it Up’ was featured by NME, Q Magazine and played on XFM and Radio One by Huw Stephens (Single of the Week), Phil Taggart and Jo Good resulting in the band appearing twice at Leeds Festival; once on the ‘Welcome to Leeds Stage’ (Thursday Night) and on the BBC Introducing Stage (Sunday).


VITAMIN are Jared Laville (Vocals), Theo Cookson (Drums), Cameron Fraser (Guitar) and Harrison Smith (Bass).



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Vitamin will support the Kaiser Chiefs at Dalby Forest, Pickering on Sunday 26 June, doors 7pm